Use of leaf-blowers in schools playgrounds

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0836
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given your responsibilities in relation to the environment, will you urge the Department of Education to investigate the introduction of a ban of the use of leaf-blowers in school playgrounds?  The particulates and other pollutants released by diesel engines can be excessive and if used inappropriately can expose children to avoidable exposure as well as high decibel levels?

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