Engine idling in Barnet

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2019
Reference: 
2019/19934
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Are you working with councils to promote anti engine-idling campaigns? Residents have written to me requesting such a campaign in Golders Green, can you assist in requesting the Council to do this?

Answer

Engine idling in Barnet

Engine idling in Barnet

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In this round of the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund I am providing London’s boroughs with £500,000 for a pan-London anti-idling campaign which includes awareness raising, events, direct engagement with drivers, and enforcement against idling vehicles.

Unfortunately, Barnet have decided not to take part in this scheme. All of London’s other boroughs are active members of the project, but Barnet council have advised us that they are not willing/able to take part. I would very much welcome their participation in the scheme if they were to change their minds.