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Air quality monitor installed

A new monitoring station has been installed in Leicester Road, Kibworth Harcourt, as part of Harborough District Council’s plan to improve air quality in the area.

Monitoring in Kibworth during 2016 found levels of nitrogen dioxide which exceeded the annual mean air quality of the A6 Leicester Road. Data readings will be available to view as soon as the monitor is fully connected.

air quality monitor installed

Pictured (l-r) Cllrs Phil King, Philip Bothwell, John Tillotson, Vijay Chavda and Kevin Feltham.

It will be used by the Council to analyse hourly trends and test, more accurately, against air quality standards set by the Government. This will help inform the action plan with the aim of reducing nitrogen dioxide levels along this road.

Once live the air quality data will be accessible via a link on the website at www.harborough.gov.uk/airquality.


Issue 410
March 2019


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