William Eichler 10 January 2019

York invests nearly £2m to improve air quality

York invests nearly £2m to improve air quality image

City of York Council plans to invest £1.6m in order to reduce the exhaust emissions from local bus services.

The investment will create a new Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in York by 2020 in an effort to improve the city’s air quality.

The council carried out a consultation on the proposals last year, which over 250 residents and businesses responded to, including bus operators.

‘Investing £1.6m will go a great way to tackling this issue, as well as introducing more electric Park & Ride buses across the network in 2019,’ said Cllr Andrew Waller, executive member for the environment at City of York Council.

‘We understand the vital role that the city’s local bus services play in bringing people into York to work, shop and make use of key services.

‘Targeting the buses which most frequently pass through the city centre will have the greatest impact on reducing harmful pollutants by insisting on the use of electric or Euro VI diesel technology.’

Cllr Peter Dew, executive member for transport, commented: ‘The council has looked at many ways to improve air quality in the city centre, so we are delighted to be able to earmark £1.6m into working with bus operators to apply the proposed Clean Air Zone to local bus services.’

Highways jobs

Senior Traffic Engineer

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
£32,029 - £34,788 per annum
Currently seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to manage our Traffic Team. East Riding of Yorkshire
Recuriter: East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Head of Operational and Commercial Services

Copeland Borough Council
£66,273.48 per annum
Looking for a professional with ambition and inspirational leadership qualities, with operational service and... Cumbria
Recuriter: Copeland Borough Council

Senior Practitioner FRAT

London Borough of Bexley
£42,198 - £48,156 (inclusive benefits)
Looking to appoint an experienced Senior Social Workers to assist us in assessing family members/friends to see whether... Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Bexley

SEN Case Officer

London Borough of Bexley
£33,738 - £39,696
Would you like to support the educational opportunities for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Bexley? Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Bexley

Senior Practitioner – Looked After Children

London Borough of Bexley
£42,198 - £48,156 inc benefits
Do you think you have what it takes to join our team of excellent and dedicated social work professionals? Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Bexley

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

This issue of Local Government News explores how councils can tackle modern slavery and trafficking in their supply chains, finds out more about Cambridge's first cohousing scheme and the launch of a new project to build a shared service pattern library for local government.

This issue also contains a special focus on children's services and how councils are protecting children following local safeguarding children boards being abolished.

Register for your free magazine