Mums for Lungs fully supports the April 2019 introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) covering the present area of the Congestion Charge in London. We welcome the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s plan to widen the ULEZ to the North and South circular roads in 2021, although we would prefer to see this zone expand to cover the whole of London as soon as possible, in order to greatly reduce pollution for all Londoners.

In early 2018 there was a public consultation on the expansion of the zone. We ran a huge campaign in favour of expansion as a first step to a London-wide ULEZ. This encompassed encouraging people to respond to the consultation, and to write letters in support. Many volunteers flyered their localities, we spoke and wrote to local media, and our award nominated social media campaign resulted in 600,000 views on Facebook and Twitter.

Kate Roncoroni