Campaign for cleaner air

Doncaster  Mayor Peter Davies.
Doncaster Mayor Peter Davies.

MAYOR Peter Davies will be opening an event to talk about promoting cleaner air in the borough.

The A Clearer Future conference will be held on Wednesday and invites public and private sector workers from across the country to come together at the Mansion House to hear a range of talks on air quality management.

The national conference, hosted by Doncaster Council’s pollution control team on behalf of organisation Care4Air, will include expert speakers presenting on topics such as the impact of air quality on health and encouraging uptake of electric vehicles.

The event will also see discussion of the latest developments in the ECO Stars scheme, designed to provide recognition, guidance and advice to operators of goods vehicles, buses and coaches across South Yorkshire.

A number of transport and freight operators will be awarded five star ratings during the conference.

Mr Davies said: ”While there are still localised areas of poor air quality, things in Doncaster and across the region have greatly improved.

“The challenge we now see before us is to enable the economies of Doncaster and South Yorkshire to grow while protecting these hard won gains and as mayor, I have a number of priorities that fit in with this challenge.

“By developing relationships with business, such as the highly successful ECO Stars scheme for fleet operators, we can mutually benefit both the economy by helping businesses save money and the environment by improving emissions.”

Anyone interested in registering to attend the conference or wishing to find out more about the region clean air campaign, including the ECO Stars scheme, can find out more by visiting www.care4air.org