Cross River Partnership (CRP) is delivering the Clean Air Villages 3 project (CAV3), funded by Defra’s Air Quality Grant, with Westminster City Council as the leading partner, to improve local air quality in 16 different London ‘villages’. CRP are pleased that Defra are supporting a flexible approach to the CAV3 project, enabling project services to be quickly adapted to be of most use to businesses, communities and the health sector alike during the Covid-19 crisis.
CRP is a sub regional partnership that delivers projects to make London a great place to live, work and visit. The year-long project will see CRP working collaboratively with 12 London boroughs and 4 Business Improvement Districts, to improve air quality in 16 different London ‘villages’, where both air pollution and population density levels are high. The project aims to engage with 16 Clean Air Villages, hold 16 air quality workshops/webinars, and engage with 128 businesses via 121 meetings.
The project partners for CAV3 are: London Borough of Camden, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond upon Thames, Wandsworth, City of London Corporation, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster City Council, as well as Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) angel.london, The Fitzrovia Partnership, Northbank BID and South Bank BID.
CRP will be engaging with local businesses to find an air quality solution along the Air Quality Focus Area of Grays Inn Road, where both air pollution and population density levels are high. CRP is working with the London Borough of Camden and the Camden Climate Change Alliance to support businesses in the area, offering tailored advice that will enable them to save time and money, whilst also improving local air quality. Businesses will also be offered use of Camden’s consolidation hub: this will reduce the frequency of deliveries, reducing congestion and pollution. CRP is also trialling CleanCar Dongles with businesses who are looking to switch to electric vehicle – please contact Laura Jacklin for more information.
Developed as part of CAV, the Clean Air Route Finder shows the clean air routes in the Camden area, for walking and cycling, which will reduce exposure to air pollution. Additionally, the DeliverBEST tool shares practical, proven solutions, making deliveries to businesses more efficient, whilst saving time, money and improving air quality. The CRP Clean Air Villages Directory lists local businesses who deliver their services by ultra-low emission, to emphasise their initiative in improving local air quality, as well as encourage other businesses to adopt ultra-low methods of delivery.
CRP are hosting fortnightly LiveShares – online, interactive discussions with industry professionals around air quality, COVID-19 and more. Please see recordings of all past LiveShares here, and check out CRP’s eventbrite page for upcoming events.
If you’re a local business in the Grays Inn Road area and want to get involved with the initiative, please contact Project Manager, Kate Fenton: firstname.lastname@example.org