Air Quality and Health in Sheffield,
Conference, Friday 17th October 2014
links to the presentations from
Dr Ian Mudway from Kings College London,
Andrews from Client Earth, and Councillor
Jack Scott from Sheffield City Council.
Sheffield Green Party councillor calls for
action over air quality ‘crisis’
- article in
Jack Scott presented an eloquent view of air
quality difficulties in Sheffield
to the Environmental Audit
Commission recently, as reported in
Air Quality Bulletin,
‘Death sentence’ outcry as Sheffield
greenlights Ikea store
report in the Yorkshire Post,
24 June 2014
Health Impact Assessment Workshops
were held recently in Leeds and
Sheffield. The presentations can be accessed here:
Erica Ison - The basics of health
impact assessment (HIA)
part 1 and
Sue Wright -
Public Health England (PHE) and HIA Gateway
The Arts Council has
published a report -
The value of arts and culture to people and society – an
Its findings on
Health and Wellbeing include "Those who had attended a cultural
place or event in the previous 12 months were almost 60 per cent
more likely to report good health compared to those who had not,
and theatre-goers were almost 25 per cent more likely to report
good health. Engagement in structured arts and culture improves
the cognitive abilities of children and young people. A number
of studies have reported findings of applied arts and cultural
interventions and measured their positive impact on specific
health conditions which include dementia, depression and
Youth Artwork on display on the Tinsley Canal
The windows of the pump house on the
Tinsley Canal are currently exhibiting artwork done by local
young people from Tinsley Green Youth Club. They worked with
local artist Joe Logan and other volunteers to create huge
pieces of art that reflect their experiences of the canal and
how they would like to see it treated. Find out more on the
Neil Parry's article about
air pollution in Heeley
Citizen clean: Campaigners frustrated with the
Government's failure to cut the amount of air pollution are
uniting to tackle 'invisible killer'
you live within earshot of the M1 in Sheffield, don't be alarmed
if you spot a furtive character attaching small plastic tubes to
lamp posts and garden fences across the neighbourhood. It's
probably just Neil Parry, a clean air campaigner, and he's not
up to anything sinister, unless you are a developer trying to
build a new road or a supermarket planning a lorry-filled depot.
an article from The Independent, 19 March 2014
EEQOL attended the TUC's climate
change conference in London on 21 October 2013. The speeches and
presentations from the event are available
Citizen Science - local air quality; local
community air quality monitoring by
Neil Parry and
Barbara Rimmington, published in
Chemical Hazards and Poisons Report, September 2103
Mapping for Change Air Pollution Conference, London, 17th
Neil Parry was
invited to present to an Air Pollution Conference hosted by
Mapping for Change at University College London on 17th
April 2013. The conference was organised for concerned
communities and organisations (mainly London-based). Speakers
Qureshi, Chair of Health & Environment Committee, Greater
Mudway, Environmental Research Group, King’s College London
Arnold, Healthy Air Campaign
Birkett, Clean Air for London
East End Quality of Life Initiative, Sheffield
Francis, Mapping for Change
Links to all the
presentations can be found
Sheffield urged to clean up its act and save
lives Sheffield was urged
this week to step up its efforts to tackle air pollution for the
sake of residents' health and the local economy - article in the
Sheffield Telegraph 21 February
Browse pictures from Frome's Independence Day discussions on
Flickr by following
Ted Gunby of Carter
Knowle and Millhouses Community Group and Neil Parry
from East End Quality of Life Initiative attended
Independence Day in Frome Somerset, debating the
future of the High Street, the increasing dominance
of the big four supermarkets and the nature of our
villages, towns and cities, Under discussion:
What kind of places
do we want to live and work in?
Is there an
alternative to so-called ‘big box’ retailing?
How do we ensure
that regeneration and redevelopment include a
central role for independent business and the
interests of local people?
do we keep a lid on the huge expansion of
supermarkets via campaigning, the planning system,
and local politics?
Ted and Neil
distributed a leaflet
and in discussion informed campaign groups that air
quality and health concerns can be an important weapon
in campaigns to stop supermarkets
http://www.independenceday2012.co.uk/ for information,
http://www.tescopoly.org/ if you are concerned
about the market-distorting power of the major supermarkets.
Traffic pollution obstacle as Tesco plans
superstore (Manor Top)
Sheffield Telegraph 18th October
Sainsbury's drop legal bid over superstore
plan (Archer Road)
Sheffield Telegraph, 4th October
Ted Gunby, chair
of Carterknowle & Millhouses Community Group said the decision
was "good news for the neighbourhood", and Neil Parry,
EEQOL, said "developers have to think hard about the air
quality issues raised by developments"
Sheffield East End Quality of Life's website
was ranked 12th in a
recent review of websites (page 6) in
Bulletin (September 2012). They found it "a fact packed news
site detailing the busy work of Neil Parry and his team"
Listen to Radio 4's File on 4
broadcast 7 Aug 12
(Neil Parry's interview with Julian O'Halloran is about 24
minutes into the programme)
article which appeared in the
Sheffield Star on 9th July 2012
article which appeared in the
Sheffield Telegraph on 5th July 2012
|Pollution health fears
as sun shines on Sheffield
Neil Parry was interviewed on Rony
Robinson's programme on Radio Sheffield, 28 March 2012
(available to listen again from Radio Sheffield for a limited
period, approx 02.35 minutes into the programme).
"Pollution health fears as sun
shines on city" article on 29 March 2012 in
"Air pollution six times over
limit" and "Trapped indoors by air pollution" articles on 2
April 2012 in Sheffield Star.
Healthy Air in Sheffield Conference
Friday 2nd December 2011
for an excellent morning, I found it extremely interesting
and illuminating, it certainly stimulated a great deal of
valuable discussion during the coffee and lunch breaks.
Jenny Allen, S11 resident
Well done for the coverage but especially for
organising the conference it was excellent. Sylvia Hamilton,
The conference was really great, congratulations
for sorting it all out. David Bocking, Pedal Ready
I really enjoyed the conference. The speakers
were all of exceptionally high quality. I will be briefing my
group shortly and planning our next steps. Catriona Mulligan,
Healthy Air in Sheffield Conference
Friday 2nd December 2011
Presentations available to
download here, from
Lewis Merdler's presentation included
EPUK's film supporting Healthy Air Campaign
Watch the film now
Interview about air pollution and
health in Sheffield on
North, 9 March 2011
Traffic fumes may damage babies' breathing
Research at Sheffield Children's
Hospital investigates links between air pollution and babies'
respiratory problems, reported in the
Sheffield Star, 3
'Radical action' needed to curb city's air
Sheffield Telegraph 3 March
We're being choked|
Air pollution blackspots in
Sheffield on the front page of the
Sheffield Star and in the
Opinion column, 28 Feb 2011.
Carter Knowle & Millhouses Community Group
Campaign against local supermarket|
Local concerns about poor air
quality and its effects on health have led to a vigorous
campaign against the development of a supermarket in the area.
Articles appeared in the
Sheffield Telegraph on
3 Feb 2011, and the
Post on 7 Feb.
emissions on Abbeydale Road already breach national
pollution guidelines, a key reason for the planning decision
03 August 2010 By Ben Spencer The Star
A LONG-running campaign to halt plans to expand a superstore
in the south of Sheffield has succeeded, after councillors
rejected an application for planning permission.
giant Sainsburys wanted to build a two-storey extension at
their Archer Road site in Millhouses, increasing floorspace
by 40 per cent.
Company bosses were encouraged when council officers backed
their plans, but members of a city planning board threw out
the plans on grounds of increased traffic and air pollution.
During a heated town hall meeting residents made impassioned
arguments for both sides.
Patricia Kirk and Marian Price said they had been shopping
at the store for many years and welcomed the 80 new jobs the
company said the extension would provide.
But Kate Stone, governor of Holt House Infant School, said
she was "extremely concerned" about the impact on road
safety and pollution. Amanda Hunn, of nearby Hastings Road,
said small businesses in district shopping centres were
worried about the effect on trade.
Ogo Osammor, Sheffield Council's air quality expert, said
the extension would increase traffic from the site by five
per cent and the impact on air quality would be "minimal".
But councillors were concerned when he said some parts of
Abbeydale Road were already "at or above" the national
guidelines for nitrogen dioxide emissions. Voting against
the plans Coun Mazher Iqbal said: "It is important that we
improve quality of life across the city."
But board chairman Coun John Hesketh said: "I'm certain
Sainsburys will appeal. That appeal will focus on the fact
that this board decided to ignore the advice of our own
Ted Gunby, chair of the Carterknowle and Millhouses
Community Group, later said the board had made "a courageous
Air Pollution and Health in Sheffield on BBC Look North, 6
East End Quality of
Life Initiative and Sheffield Primary Care Trust talk about the
burden of air pollution on the health of Sheffield residents -
clip on YouTube.
Concerns over air pollution in Tinsley
featured on BBC's Look North on Monday 2 Nov 2009
watch the programme (feature starts approx 50 seconds into
Residents protest over traffic
residents confronted motorists making their morning commute into
Sheffield to urge them to cut their car use -
read the full article in the Star, 17 September 2009, and
more photos from Tinsley and Darnall.
Outstanding Contribution to
Improving Air Quality
Neil Parry, Project
Co-ordinator for East End Quality of Life Initiative, recently
Care4Air's most prestigious award for his outstanding
contribution to improving air quality in South Yorkshire.
more information and to view Care4Air's video.
here to read David Bocking's
article in the Sheffield Telegraph, 18 June 2008.
Air Quality and
Health Trends in the Community Assembly East
Download a booklet with
useful information on air quality, health and neighbourhoods for
the Arbourthorne, Darnall, Manor Castle and Richmond Wards.
Air Quality and
East End Quality of Life Initiative has
produced some booklets for the Community Air Quality Monitoring
groups, bringing together air quality and health trends with a
summary of the health effects of air pollution which can be found on the Reports page.
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graphs for your local community.
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Tinsley Health Week 2009
Installing underfloor insulation in the cellar of a terraced
house in Tinsley
Tinsley in the snow, February 2009
Tinsley insulation advice, February 2009
April 2008 Tinsley Forum visit to Crosby Beach and Liverpool
of the events and projects in Darnall and Tinsley that East End
Quality of Life Initiative has been involved in over the years.