Mark Whitehead 09 August 2017

Borough rewards residents for reducing air pollution

Borough rewards residents for reducing air pollution image

People in a London borough are to be given vouchers to spend in high street shops as a reward for walking or cycling instead of driving cars.

The scheme, aimed at helping tackle air pollution, has been launched in Greenwich, one of five 'low emission neighbourhoods' in the capital funded by London mayor Sadiq Khan's air quality fund.

Cllr Danny Thorpe, deputy leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, has met residents to talk about the new project and show them how they can use a smartphone app to track their walking and cycling.

It enables people earn points they can cash in for vouchers for high-street shops or donate to charity.

Cllr Thorpe, who is also the council's cabinet member for regeneration and sustainability, said residents were enthusiastic about adopting new ways of travelling.

'Our aim is to improve air quality across the whole of Royal Greenwich and these projects will help us gauge how best we can engage with residents and look at what else we can introduce across the whole borough.'

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Graduate Programme - Project Officer

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£25,295 per annum
Looking for talented individuals who have recently graduated to join our Graduate Development Programme working jointly for... London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Safeguarding Children's Manager (Service Manager) – Independent Reviewing Service

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£58,810 - £72,211 per annum
The successful candidate will also ensure effective performance management of the service to ensure improved outcomes for children and young people. London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Personal Advisor

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£27,690 to £33,554 per annum
Would you like to improve the outcomes for young people who have been in care? London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Social Worker - Children with Disabilities

Essex County Council
Negotiable
In Essex County Council we are "Serious about Social Work". Having recently won the Best Social Work Employer of the Year Award and been awarded 'Out England, Essex, Harlow
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Social Workers x 2 - CIC - Basildon

Essex County Council
£30906.0 - £42254.0 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits Package
Diploma or Degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent Registration with Social Work England as Registered Social Worker Demonstrate ability in the application of SW knowledge, using emotional intelligence, analytical skills and act with confidence England, Essex, Basildon
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue