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Find out what we are doing to improve air quality and what steps you can take to reduce air pollution.
Our drive to improve air quality forges ahead with new measures to tackle idling vehicles
Drivers who leave their car engines running while stationary will face a fine of up to £80 from next year, as part of our commitment to improve air quality in the borough.
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What we are doing to improve air quality in Lewisham

Air pollution is a public health emergency. We are determined to tackle this emergency and this page provides a snapshot of the work we are doing to improve air quality for everyone.

Check air quality levels

Here are some ways to check air quality levels in Lewisham.

Download our air quality app

​If you live, work or study in the Lewisham borough, you can download our air-quality app, Lewisham Air, to get news and alerts about air quality.

Guide to monitoring air quality in London

​On this page you can find out ways to reduce air pollution from your home and by using different forms of transport.

Read our air quality action plan and other reports

On this page you can download and read our air quality action plan and see older reports relating to our work to improve air quality.

Rules for chimneys, bonfires, open fires and wood burning stoves

On this page you can find out what the rules are if you live in a smoke control area.

Register your interest in becoming an air quality champion at your child's school

On this page you can register your interest in becoming an air quality champion at your child’s school.

Sign our clean air pledge

​Sign the clean air pledge and help improve air quality in Lewisham.