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Air Quality Around Schools to be Focus of Community Meeting

The opportunity to hear about the council's plans to improve air quality around schools in South Tyneside is on offer next week.

Members of the Place Select Committee will discuss the issue of car idling outside schools and receive an update on an upcoming project that aims to monitor nitrogen dioxide levels around schools in the Borough.

Chair of the Committee, Councillor Ernest Gibson, said: "The quality of air that we breathe in plays a major part in the health of our community. It is extremely important that we monitor air quality in and around schools across the Borough, encourage more sustainable ways of getting to and from school and find an effective solution to reduce car idling.

"I look forward to hearing members' views and discussing how best to tackle this issue."

The meeting will be held on Tuesday 22 October at 10.00am in the Committee Suite at South Shields Town Hall. Members of the public and press are welcome.

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