Latest Figures show 244 Local Deaths Related to Air Pollution

By Anne Lee on July 17, 2019

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Latest figures presented to the County Council's cabinet show that Air Pollution is one of the top ten risk factors for disease and death in Northamptonshire and it is estimated it was related to 244 local Northamptonshire deaths in 2017.

This is an issue that me and my  Labour Councillor Colleagues have been campaigning on by for a while as there are  a couple of places within  the Borough of Kettering that cause particular concern, most notably the junction on London Road at the top of Bowling Green Road where monitoring figures consistently show pollution as being too high. We are currently waiting for Highways to come up with a a scheme to reduce the vehicle pollution there. ;

Click here for a report from Northamptonshire County Council covering these deaths.

 

 

Anne has been an active councillor for 5 years. She represented Pipers Hill on Kettering Borough Council, and now represents Windmill on the new North Northamptonshire Council. She was a school governor at St Edwards Primary School for 8 years and has been a Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator for over 30 years. She has 3 grown-up children and lives in the ward, working as a freelance linguist. She is an impassioned supporter of community hubs, such as the Green Patch and the Grange Resource Centre. With a Master’s in political sciences, and a keen interest in improving the new authority’s communications with residents and businesses, she promises to be an active councillor with a strong voice, and is particularly interested in reducing carbon emissions and in supporting families with children.

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