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Jun 28 2016

Council Anti-Idling Busybodies – Coming Soon to Harrow

harrow_council_broken_2Spotted in the Council’s Members’ Information Circular for June 2016:

Harrow is joining 10 other boroughs across London to encourage drivers to switch off their engines when stationary to improve air quality in the borough. £127,000 funding from the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund Round 2 has been awarded to 11 London boroughs to deliver the 3 year project.

The project will see at least 6 Anti Idling Action Days promoted in Harrow and other areas of London each year, the first of which will be in autumn 2016. Volunteers will be recruited to engage with drivers to encourage them not to idle their engines and to raise awareness of air quality issues. The lead borough, the City of London, is currently in the process of awarding the contract to a consultant to oversee the project.

Rumours of the Council’s Bath Depth Monitoring volunteers, who will be apparently issued with specially-designed rulers with red (8 inches plus), amber (3-8 inches) and green (less then 2 inches)  markings on them to test the amount of water used in the borough’s baths, remain unconfirmed.

 

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2 comments

  1. Concerned Harrovian

    When I first read the headline, I thought it was some scheme to improve productivity among Civic Centre staff!

  2. Concerned Harrovian

    Of course the first target must be the queue of cars waiting to go to the tip. There wasn’t a problem with air pollution in the area until the council brought in the brown bin scheme. The rule seems to be create a problem and then ask for money to solve the problem.

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