Archived press release
Date Published: 07/06/10
A campaign to encourage people to reduce carbon emissions and congestion kicks off in Aylesbury on 12 June.
Action for Aylesbury, which is being run by Buckinghamshire County Council in conjunction with Aylesbury Vale District Council, will encourage people to take action and get involved to improve their local environment.
The campaign begins in Vale Park with a family fun day. There will be plenty to see and do including information about greener modes of transport. Also launching at the event will be the new Walk Aylesbury initiative, promoting Walkit.com, an urban walking journey planning site. It will be a fantastic day and everyone is welcome. It's free to attend and will run from 11am till 3pm.
In the following weeks, residents around the area identified as an Air Quality Management Area along Tring Road will receive information packs to help them take Action for Aylesbury, changing the way they travel or getting fitter and healthier. There will be also be a prize draw to win a bike for those who pledge to take action and a website has also been set up for the community so everyone can access the information and decide how they will make a difference. Visit www.actionforaylesbury.co.uk
Val Letheren, Bucks County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transportation, said: "This is a great opportunity for residents of Aylesbury to get involved in making their community a better place and improving their quality of life. By simply leaving the car at home for one day a week, you can reduce congestion and pollution by 20 per cent. It's not difficult and almost everyone can give it a go."
Councillor Sir Beville Stanier, AVDC's Cabinet Member for Environment and Health, said: "It is only by educating and encouraging people to think about the environment in their daily activities, that we can really tackle the serious issues of carbon reduction and saving energy. This is a great way to involve local people in helping to tackle a global problem."
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