Air Quality Management Area 5 - Pollution in Greenstreet (A2)


"Air Quality"

To help communicate air pollution levels, governments, international bodies and academics use an indicator referred to as an "Air Quality Indicator" (AQI). The higher the number, the more likely you are to experience negative effects of pollution. The colour coding gives you an overview of what the AQI is at different time of the day and cumulatively over different periods of time.

.......................For descriptions of each colour-band (AQI) ... follow this link.
.......................For measurement of our most polluted times of day ... follow this link

"Vulnerable" People

Harm affects us all, but harm will be experienced most by vulnerable groups that include:-

To understand more about each main pollutant and what harm they create - visit the Pollutants Page.

Measurements help us to have Informed Conversations

The purpose of this website is to give you a balanced picture and understanding of toxic pollutants that we are already breathing.

With more traffic promised by SBC Planning Officials and Councillors along the A2, the picture can only get more grave.

Pollution Diary

This website includes regular measurements of levels of pollution (good and bad). The Pollution Diary includes:-


A very good national perspective can be found through the "Air UK" pages provided by Department of Environment, Farming and Fisheries (Defra).

Lynsted with Kingsdown Parish Council (LKPC) Minutes: Air Quality Action Plan being explored
  • PC Minutes of 17th December 2018: "7e) Air Quality-Action Plan: A meeting has been arranged between DP, Professor Peckham & Nigel Heritz-Smith on 22/01/19 in Canterbury. DP to report back in January. Agenda item Jan meeting."
  • PC Minutes of 25th February 2019: "7c) Air Quality-Action Plan: Still waiting for proposals from Prof Packham for LKPC to consider."
  • PC Minutes of 5th March 2019: 7c) Air Quality-Action Plan: The Clerk had emailed a copy of the proposals to Councillors and DP gave a synopsis of the details. It was decided to send a copy of the proposal to Teynham Parish Council for their perusal before the joint meeting on Tuesday 9th April at 7pm in the Community hall. Nigel Heritz-Smith has agreed to attend the meeting and take notes. It was discussed if the information gained from the report would be useful and value for money. It was decided the PC had a duty of care to people living along the A2 to gain as much information as possible with the fight against air pollution and the report should be commissioned. Proposed DP Seconded LM. Action point Clerk to email TPC a copy of the proposal.
  • PC Minutes of 15th April 2019: 7c) Air Quality-Action Plan: The informal meeting between Teynham Parish Council and LKPC had taken place on Tuesday 9th April 2019. DP would email the Clerk the notes that had been taken for LKPC records. After discussion at tonight's meeting it was agreed in principal to go ahead with the proposals by CHSS of University of Kent. DP to arrange a meeting so any further questions could be answered. Proposed LM seconded JM. Action point DP to email Clerk notes on meeting & contact university of Kent to arrange meeting.

Teynham Parish Council (TPC) are in the loop at all stages. SBC Officials have been notified.


Pollutants Pages

We want to Breathe Clean Air