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Pollution Monitor Opposite School

After four years of lobbying, SCDC Has finally installed a pollution monitor opposite the School on New Road. Whilst traffic has reduced considerably since COVID and there are no longer queues through the village in the morning, the installation of a monitor (on a temporary basis) will at least provide base measurements of the level of pollution in Barton. The data stream is live on “EarthSense” website. Have a look. A report will be published of pollution levels on a regular basis.

(Background: pupils at Barton School presented a petition on pollution caused by queuing traffic and also on ability to cross the road safely. This was four years ago in February 2020 just before the first lockdown. We now have 20 mph through the village centre with additional work coming next year to add speed humps and other traffic calming measures as part of Barton Greenways project.)