Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood working in partnership towards a healthier, greener city16th July 2018 / Posted by Tom Linton-Smith
The Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN) was established in 2016 as a partnership between Westminster City Council, residents’ groups, local landowners and business improvement districts to tackle the challenge of air pollution in innovative ways.
Partnership working is key to delivering on that ambition, and this was showcased at the launch of the Council’s City for All Vision on 12th July at the recently refurbished Old Marylebone Town Hall. The LEN demonstrated the impact of partnership working in action, to make a healthier, greener city, with particular reference to the outcomes of the school engagement programme which is part of the LEN.
The school engagement programme offers a series of engaging, interactive lessons, delivered by experts Sustrans, for schools in Marylebone on the topic of air quality. Other initiatives include temporary street closures for school play streets with pop-up parklets, pedal-powered smoothie makers, and cycle and scooting skill sessions.
The Marylebone LEN was established after a successful bid by Westminster City Council to the Mayor of London’s Mayor’s Air Quality Fund. Cross River Partnership programme manages the LEN on behalf of the Council.