CRP proud to support Westminster’s Greener City Action Plan

18th March 2016 / Posted by CRP Team

Cross River Partnership is proud to be supporting delivery of Westminster City Council’s Greener City Action Plan through our Clean Air Better Business programme.

Earlier this week Councillor Heather Acton, Westminster City Council cabinet member for sustainability and parking, hosted an event to update on progress made since the Greener City Action Plan was launched six months ago.

Cllr Acton said:

“Air quality is the number one environmental challenge for London. Westminster can be ahead of the curve on sustainability, with everybody working together to create a greener city. I am so impressed with the commitment we already have from our landed Estates, BIDs, businesses and residents.”

Over the past fortnight, Cross River Partnership’s Clean Air Better Business programme brought together central London boroughs, business improvement districts, and residents to deliver two successful Clean Air Action Days (9th and 16th March).

These action days saw over 50 air quality change makers out on the streets in Central London engaging with over 650 drivers. Drivers were asked to switch off idling engines and rewarded with a thank you air freshener to hang in their vehicle to remind them of the impact idling has on air quality.

Westminster City Council’s Marshals also got involved with the campaign and worked with the Change Makers to reach even more drivers as they went about their day-to-day duties.

This type of action shows the benefit of central London partners working together to achieve collective goals such as healthy air and carbon reduction.

CRP is also delivering on other Greener City Action Plan goals through our Frevue, Freight TAILS, Oxford Street DSP and Greening the BIDs projects.