Clean Air Zone delayed – write to your MP

The proposed Clean Air Zone was supposed to be launched in January 2020 but it has now been delayed until July 2020 at the very earliest. Even this date now seems too optimistic. This is because central government is late in delivering the necessary vehicle checking...

Buses, Climate Change and Air Quality

Research commissioned by Friends of the Earth has estimated that nationally, substantial cuts in car mileage of around 60% are needed by 2030 to stay within the transport sector’s carbon budget and help to limit the more catastrophic consequences of climate change....

Clean Air Zone

Clean Air Zone – Time for the Government to Cough Up! Martin Stride As most of you are aware, Birmingham (along with 5 other cities in England) has been required by the government to submit a scheme for a clean air zone (CAZ) to tackle levels of air pollution...

Kings Heath Station to re-open in 2021?

Back in 2007, Birmingham Friends of the Earth (BFoE) ran a campaign calling for the re-opening of railway stations at Kings Heath, Moseley, Balsall Heath and Hazelwell on the Camp Hill line. Although the line is used by freight trains and express passenger trains, it...