Putney Society organised a very successful evening on Monday 28th October to understand the implications of the ULEZ extending out to Putney. Local residents and businesses squeezed into the downstairs room at Putney Community church to hear presentations from a representative from TFL, Wandsworth Council and Kings College London.
Introduced in April 2019, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) within Central London operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, within the same area as the Congestion Charge zone. It will be extended to the South Circular in October 2021. If your vehicle does not meet the emissions standards you will have to pay £12.50 per day. You can check your vehicle on the TFL website here.
Poor air quality is having a detrimental effect on peoples quality of life and we have no choice but to do something drastic to improve it. The compelling research explained by Dr Ian Mudway really put it into perspective. The good news is that the early research from the central London zone is showing a 29% improvement in air quality.
We have booked the presenters to come and talk to Putney businesses in the New Year and further consultation events will also be arranged for residents.