One woman’s campaign to improve the air quality around her city home seems to be getting noticed in the right places.
Patsey Keen lives in a flat close to the Riverside Coach Park where many of our visiting tourists get off and on the coaches that bring them to the city.
While we’re pleased to see this healthy boost to the local economy, for the residents living near this central drop-off, it’s a mixed blessing.
She wrote to say:
“I wonder if you could look into the coaches in the Riverside Coach Park who in this hot weather have been running their engines constantly ALL DAY .This is very concerning to me as a resident of Riverside Gardens. You can taste the pollution as soon as you turn into Riverside Gardens and Milk Street.The noise is horrendous and of course the engines add to the heat.I’m sure the drivers would say they are keeping their coaches cool for their returning passengers but seriously !!! In this climate of tackling air pollution I thought this might be something of interest to you.I have contacted the council and had no reply from phone messages and only a “we will get back to you” on social media.When l went to check out Patsy’s complaint the coach park was almost empty. The coaches that were parked there were not running their engines.