Clean Air Bishopston is a Bishopston Society project run by a small informal project team in partnership with wider groups.
It was initiated by, and continues to be advised by, the following:-
- The Bishopston Society
- Sustainable Bishopston
- Bristol Walking Alliance
- Local City Councillors
Our strength and commitment is enhanced by an informal network of like-minded supporters:-
The Bristol branch of this well-known campaigning organisation is actively focused on air quality in the city. We aim to work closely with them, and similar community groups in other parts of the city, to coordinate local actions on clean air within a city-wide framework, including through Bristol Clean Air Alliance.
This well-known city-wide network has over 800 members "committed to working towards Bristol becoming a sustainable city with a high-qiuality life for all", and we are pleased to support this goal as a member.
An "innovative project involving thousands of people in cities acros Europe", ClairCity is a research project focusing on citizen-led strategies for reducing air pollution in cities. We are grateful to its team based at UWE for their support for our work.
Clean Air for Bristol
We are keeping closely in touch with Clean Air for Bristol, run by Bristol City Council, over their work on a proposed Clean Air Zone (CAZ) for the city, coordination of responses, etc.
Clean Air Day
A leading national project coordinated by Global Action Plan, Clean Air Days helping the nation find out more about air pollution, sharing information and supporting local action to make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone. We are indebted to this organisation for their permission to re-use their materials on this web site.
Member of the UK Parliament for Bristol West, Thangam Debbonaire supports our project: 'We all deserve to breathe clean air. Air pollution is a silent killer and is linked to over 300 premature deaths every year in Bristol. I’m campaigning to eliminate air pollution, so I’m delighted to support “Clean Air Bishopston” in their campaign to make us all think about the effects of toxic air. We can all do our bit by leaving the car at home and walking, cycling or using public transport to get around the city. I’ll do everything I can as your MP to push local and national government to make this their priority as well."
In addition to their ClairCity project (above) we are associated with at least two other UWE teams, ie their Air Quality Management Resource Centre (led by Prof. Jim Longhurst, himself a concerned Bishopston resident) and their Centre for Transport and Society (represented by Dr Caroline Bartle, herself also a concerned Bishopston resident).
If you would like your organisation to be mentioned here as an additional member of our informal network, or are already working with us and we've inadvertently left you out, please contact us.