Oldham Liberal Democrats call on public to support Clean Air Day

This Thursday 17 June is National Clean Air Day, and Oldham Liberal Democrats councillors are asking residents of the borough to support the event to help improve our health and our environment.

Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, Leader of the Oldham Liberal Democrats, said: “Many people will have noticed the lack of traffic during Lockdown and many more people took up exercise, walking and cycling, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now as we see the removal of the remaining lockdown restrictions, it would be great if we could avoid going back to our old habit of turning to our car for every journey.

Howard Sykes, looking out across Shaw

“Many of the short journeys we take in our daily lives, whether popping to the shops or for the school run, can be made on foot or on a bike, so why not resolve to do this from Clean Air Day”, added councillor Sykes. “If we all did this, even for just one or two days a week, it would make a huge difference to air quality and in turn this would improve our health.”

Visit cleanairgm.com to get involved. You can join in by cycling or walking on the day and sharing your journey on social media using #GMCleanAirDay. Follow @CleanAirGM on Twitter and Facebook for tips to get you moving.

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