No unnecessary vehicle idling in Three Rivers

29th October 2019

Three Rivers District Council’s climate change pledge commits the council to use all practical means to reduce the impact of council services on the environment. 

The council is tackling the levels of air pollution created by road traffic by encouraging motorists, including the council’s drivers, to stop vehicle idling. By reducing the idling of all road vehicle engines – including private cars, taxis, private hire vehicles, public sector vehicles, buses, coaches, vans, lorries we can make a difference by cutting carbon emissions and reducing the impact on the environment. 

Cllr Phil Williams, Lead member for Environmental Services and Sustainability, said: “We have started by making our own staff and contractors aware of the implications of letting their vehicles idle unnecessarily. We would also like all motorists to take note and switch their engines off once they reach their destinations.”