Air quality

Poor air quality can affect all areas of our lives, including our health, the buildings we live and work in, and our surrounding environment.

We monitor and report on the air quality in the district on an annual basis and provide strategies to help us deliver continual improvements.

Anti-idling campaign

The anti-idling campaign around Mansfield is aiming to reduce air pollution in the district through educating residents about cleaner driving behaviours. Through informing about the negative impacts of idling, we hope to improve health, save people money, and reduce pollution.

It is important to think about the importance of clean air and what harmful pollutants do to people’s health. Much of the air pollution we are exposed to comes from cars, which is why cleaner travel behaviours will make an impact.

Idling creates unnecessary pollution and is a significant issue around schools. This is because it’s a high traffic area at peak times and children are particularly vulnerable to pollutants.

It is understandable that in certain situations, stationary engine running is needed. However, where possible, remember to turn off your engine when parked.

Assessment reports

We are required to assess air quality of the district on a yearly basis. The reports detail any changes that have taken place since the previous assessment and set out how improvements can be made. The reports are sent to Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) (opens in new window) for approval.

The Nottinghamshire Air Quality Strategy (opens in new window) details county-wide actions to improve air quality.

It is supplemented by our air quality review and assessment progress reports. These detail how the objectives are being, or will be, achieved.