Poor air quality is a major health concern and harms the environment. The main source of air pollution is road transport.

Engine idling
Engine idling

Please report engine idling to the anti-social behaviour team at asbinvestigations@hillingdon.gov.uk

In Hillingdon it is an offence to idle your engine unnecessarily when stationary. Drivers who leave their engines running can be fined up to £100.

Some vehicle journeys cannot be helped, but leaving your engine running when parked (idling) creates unnecessary pollution. Putting a stop to idling is a simple way we can all help to clean up the air that we breathe.

'No Idling' signage has been placed outside schools in Hillingdon and at idling hotspots across Hillingdon. If you or your school would like to find out more about our engine idling campaign or sign up to participate, please email stars@hillingdon.gov.uk

Additionally, we encourage local schools to sign up to our Parent Parking Pledge, a scheme which sees parents sign-up to make a commitment to reduce pollution and improve safety around schools. It includes parents making promises such as walking to school more and parking away from the school gates.

If your school would like to participate in the Parent Parking Pledge initiative, email stars@hillingdon.gov.uk

Engine Off Every Stop campaign

Idling Action London, supported by the Mayor of London and 31 local authorities, has launched an advertising campaign called Engine Off Every Stop.

Read more and download your supporter pack 

Air quality management and planning guidance

We are responsible for developing and implementing air quality management duties. Our duties include the review and monitoring of local air quality and the establishment of air quality management areas to meet the national air quality standards.

For more information, see the local air quality management website.

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Page last updated: 28 Nov 2022