Funding for Cornwall’s Air

Sheryll Murray MP is delighted that Cornwall Council has been awarded funding by the Government under the Air Quality Grant programme. The £236,650 will be used to fit Council vehicles with oxyhydrogen electrolysers.

Speaking about the announcement Sheryll Murray MP said “I am pleased that this Government has made £3.7 million available to Local Authorities as part of an annual scheme to help combat air quality locally and Cornwall has been awarded a share of this money.  Air Quality is a concern to us all and it is good to see this Conservative Government providing financial support for Cornwall Council to assist them with measures which will benefit the people of Cornwall.”

Environment Minister Therese Coffey said, “Tackling poor air quality is a priority for the government and we are working closely with Local Authorities so they can play a crucial role in this.

“I was delighted at the broad range of ideas submitted, from using the latest technology to promoting cleaner taxis and increasing the uptake of electric vehicles, and these projects will help to improve the quality of life for people who live and work in our towns and cities, both now and in the future.”

Transport Minister John Hayes said, “We are determined to cut emissions and improve air quality for communities across the country; as a father of two, I would want no less for any family than I’d want for my own. These grants will help councils take significant practical steps to clean up the air and to improve communal wellbeing in their area.

“This good work will sit alongside the government’s draft air quality plan which will be published in the spring.”