29/07/2014

Action needed on Toxic Streets



As Labour's Environment spokesperson on Dundee City Council I am calling for action on toxic streets in Dundee.  Research by Friends of the Earth Scotland showed that Seagate, Lochee Road, Meadowside and Whitehall Street were amongst the most polluted streets in Scotland.  I'm calling for Dundee City Council to take the lead and work to eradicate these problems.  I've written to the Chief Executive asking him to convene a meeting of all interested parties to get a plan of action to deal with this problem.


The research which names these streets as amongst the most polluted in Scotland has been repeated over a number of years.  It is time for effective action.  I am calling on the City Council to get all the relevant parties round the table and to make sure that something is done.  It is not good enough to leave Dundonians exposed to dangerous levels of pollution.


I think that we have a duty to make sure that we take appropriate steps to make sure that these problems are dealt with.  The City Council should take the lead but there are others in the public, private and even voluntary sectors who have something to contribute to a solution to these problems.