New Fine Announced To Fight Air Pollution
Following many complaints from concerned residents and business owners in West End Ward I am pleased to see that Westminster Council has now announced a new step in an attempt to reduce air pollution and noise nuisance. The Council have announced that motorists who sit in a stationary vehicle with the engine running will be asked to switch it off leading to a £20 fine should they refuse. Many such vehicles in the West End are chauffeur driven cars that often park outside residential properties late at night and keep both their engines and sound systems running whilst waiting for their clients.
This measure may appear modest but is an important step in the right direction in improving both air quality and residential amenity. I welcome this change and look forward to many more measures to improve air quality to complement this one.