9 June 2017

Sign up for local air quality alerts

Sussex Air Quality Partnership is encouraging people to sign up for a service which provides early warning if high pollution levels are expected.

The partnership is highlighting the local airAlert service as part of the British Lung Foundation’s Breathe Easy week (June 12 to 16).

The free service sends alerts by text, voicemail, email or app notification when moderate or high levels of air pollution are forecast. It’s aimed at people with conditions such as asthma and others who may be affected by air pollution.

For more information and to register visit www.airalert.info

In Brighton & Hove a range of measures are being taken by the city council and public transport partners to improve air quality, including:

  • Creating one of the first low emission zones in the country
  • Adapting the exhausts on older buses to reduce emissions
  • Adapting the exhausts of some taxis
  • Trialling electric buses
  • Local bus companies are also upgrading their fleets with new cleaner buses

Find out more about work to improve air quality in Brighton & Hove.

Sussex Air Quality Partnership is made up of East and West Sussex County Councils, Brighton & Hove City Council, and all district and borough councils across Sussex.