Action needed on Derby’s poor air quality
By Thomas Bull
Originally published by Derby Liberal Democrats
Poor air quality is a big issue in Britain. It is linked to about 40,000 early deaths each year. The Government is working with the council to help improve our air. Sadly our Labour-led council have failed to move fast enough. They have not submitted plans on time. Also the Government says what they have now submitted is "not up to scratch".
By failing to act, the Council put lives at risk. I suffer from Cystic Fibrosis, and poor air quality makes my illness worse, just as it does for the many people with asthma. I wish our Labour council would simply work for the good of the city, to help the thousands of people like me whose lungs aren't 100%. The Council have a duty of care to the people of Derby, and they are letting us down.