Clean Air for Colchester – Be part of the change

More information on our Air Quality Project


  • DEFRA Air Quality Project
  • Clean Air Survey

We have been awarded funding from DEFRA for a two year behaviour change project to tackle levels of pollution in the borough. Through the project we will be working in partnership with residents, schools and community groups to raise awareness of air quality issues and encourage people to take action.

We know that small easy changes to driving habits, such as switching the engine off whilst stationary, can cut pollution by up to 30% - think how much cleaner the air will be with 30% less pollution!

Want to be involved?
In Colchester, we want to make the air we breathe cleaner - but we can’t do it alone:

Fill-in the survey - help us get a better understanding of what is currently known about pollution and the effect it has on our health and well-being. The survey takes no longer than 8 minutes to complete.

Clean Air Survey

Help us spread the word -
Do you know about pollution and its health effects? Watch this 2 minute film below and you may be surprised! From lung cancer to dementia pollution can have a huge impact on our health and we can all play a part in improving it. Share the film and tag us in #cleanaircol

Get in touch
We want to speak to as many people as we can about pollution and what we can all do to improve the air we breathe.

If you are part of a group and would like us to come along and meet with you please get in touch

Working together?
Together let’s make Colchester’s air cleaner and healthier; whether its walking one short journey a week, cycling with the kids to school or simply switching our engines off it all makes a difference. Find out more here:

Cycle Colchester

Walk Colchester

Clean Air Colchester

Find out more

  • Find out more about how we monitor and manage pollution in Colchester
  • Sign up to Air Text – a free service that sends local air quality updates by SMS text message. The service is particularly helpful for people with respiratory and heart conditions.
  • Bust those myths around keeping your engine running when you are not moving
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