On National Clean Air Day, WinACC is working with partners to create opportunities for people to

  • get involved
  • learn more about the relationship between clean air and the health of people and the planet
  • make your views known

including extra air monitoring by Winchester City Council and a “No Idling” campaign.

The main event of the day at St Peter's Pastoral Centre, St Peter’s Church, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8RY will include:

  • Welcome from Councillor Jan Warwick of Winchester City and Hampshire County Councils
  • the health impacts of air pollution, by Dr Matt Loxham of the University of Southampton 
  • update on the development of the Winchester Movement Strategy which, we hope, will reduce transport pollution
  • workshop sessions 
  • closing session over a glass of wine to identify next steps

3.45-6.00. Free. Likely to be popular so please secure your place by booking in advance to transport@winacc.org.uk

Dr Matthew Loxham is a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Future Leader Fellow at the Academic Unit of Clinical and Experimental Sciences in the Medicine Faculty of the University of Southampton.  His major research interest is the link between the chemistry and the biological effects of particulate matter.  His doctoral research focused on particulates in underground railway systems, and he currently works on particulate emissions from ships and dock-based sources.  He also conducts research into lung cell biology, with a focus on the responses of our airways to airborne allergens and viruses, as well as particulates, and he is also interested in the effects of particulate matter on other parts of the body.

Partners include WinACC's Built Environment and Transport Action Group, BREATHE for better air, transport, health and environment, Churches Together in Winchester, City of Winchester Trust, FirstBite Winchester, Friends of the Earth Winchester, Hampshire County Council, Healthwatch Hampshire, My Journey Hampshire, the University of Winchester, Winchester City Council and Winchester Walking Strategy Group.

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