Greater Manchester’s young lungs need bold action

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has published new proposals for cleaning up the region’s toxic air

Not only should these plans have been finalised last year, but it is clear they need to go further and faster to protect everyone from the dangerous effects of air pollution, particularly children who are the most vulnerable.

Crucially, the Clean Air Zone should be designed to keep the most polluting vehicles out, including private cars that are responsible for a large proportion of road transport emissions. Also, the timescales are unacceptable. Our children cannot wait until 2024 for the dirty air they are breathing to be cleaned up.

Use our simple form to let Greater Manchester Combined Authority know that you want bold action now to protect children’s lungs.

Want to join the Clean Air Parents’ Network or need some more information and help? Contact the Network coordinator in Greater Manchester: Sue Huyton (



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