Published: 11:30, 04 March 2020
A project to improve air quality have got under way.
Pupils at Luton Junior School, Chatham, have been showing off their new green wall.
The school began working with their MP Tracey Crouch and other agencies to create the wall of ivy, blanketing railings along Pheasant Road earlier last year.
The Chatham and Aylesford MP was inspired to get a project up and running in the town after hearing about a school in Chiswick which did the same to help reduce the impact of nitrogen dioxide and dust particles in the air.
Miss Crouch earmarked the school because it is on a busy main route, Luton Road.
Lottery-funded Arches Local backed the scheme along with councillors in Luton and Wayfield, MidKent College and the University of Greenwich.
New Build Landscapes installed the ivy-clad hoardings free of charge over the February half-term.
Stephen Perez, from Arches Local, said: “Arches Local would like to thank all those who have helped deliver this green wall to the school and hope that the successful demonstration of community-led action supported by local organisations with cross-party political support will help lead to further urban greening projects at the school being realised.”
Arches Local was set up when it received £1million over 10 years to spend on local facilities.
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