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Consultation on options for a Traffic Clean Air Zone for Bristol – have your say until 12 August 2019

Bristol City Council is consulting on two options to reduce air pollution within the central area of the city, where the levels of pollution, particularly nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are particularly high and exceed legal limits. Air pollution is a danger to health. Breathing dirty air can cause breathing problems such as asthma and heart problems, leading to shortened lives. It’s a problem for everyone, whether you drive a car, cycle or walk. Poor air quality is caused by pollution from a range of sources, including cars and other vehicles. This is why these options tackle the number of polluting vehicles coming into central Bristol. The proposed options are one element of the wider environmental plans for Bristol, announced by the Mayor of Bristol on Clean Air Day. The two options are: Option 1: A Clean Air Zone (private cars not charged) which charges older, more polluting buses, coaches, HGVs, LGVs and taxis, but not private cars. It also includes a 24 hour a day, seven day a week HGV weight restriction (3.5 tonnes) on the worst polluted routes, an all diesel car ban on the road past the Bristol Royal Infirmary, a scrappage scheme and bus and local traffic changes. Option 2: All diesel car ban (Small Zone) Other measures, including a scrappage scheme, could also be included in Option 2. For more details about these options, the drop-in sessions we are running, and to let us know what you think go to...

Zoolab visit

Dan from Zoolab UK recently visited the school to introduce the children to minibeasts. The children met Gail the snail, Sheila the spider, Queen the bearded dragon, John the cockroach and Titon the millipede....

Tax Free Childcare and 30 Hours Free Childcare

Today the Department for Education has launched some brilliant short videos on You Tube on how to apply for tax free childcare. These not only show how to apply for these entitlements, but also have real families sharing their stories from across the county. Tax Free Childcare https://www.bristol.gov.uk/schools-learning-early-years/early-years-and-childcare/help-with-childcare-costs https://youtu.be/s-38fMXaGSk 30 Hours Free Childcare https://www.bristol.gov.uk/schools-learning-early-years/15-and-30-hours-free-childcare-for-three-and-four-year-olds https://youtu.be/XNuRlLwSq3w?list=PL6gGtLyXoeq_sKn3DO_DRwdLTKti9Q2es...

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