Community Engagement and Campaigns

Closed 1 Mar 2024

Opened 20 Jul 2022


Sefton Council has been working with its partners, community groups and local residents to help promote clean air and to encourage everyone to do their bit to make a difference.  Here are some of the activities and campaigns:

Anti-idling campaign

In 2019, Sefton Council launched its anti-idling campaign to target buses, taxis and parents on the school run and encourage them to switch off their car engines when waiting for passengers.

Road Cleaning Project

Thanks to grant funding from DEFRA, the Council carried out an intensive road cleaning project  to reduce particulate levels in Sefton’s air pollution hotspots.

Solid Fuels for Domestic Heating Research

Grant funding from DEFRA will also help to fund research into the use of solid fuels for domestic heating and help to develop a behaviour change project.

ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme

This is a Council funded scheme which rewards operators of goods vehicles, buses and coaches for ensuring their fleets are energy efficient. There are now around 3,000 vehicles taking part in the scheme with 4 and 5 star ratings. Further information can be found here.,goods%20vehicles%2C%20buses%20and%20coaches.&text=In%20total%2C%20the%20schemes%20have,200%20members%20with%2014%2C000%2B%20vehicles

Port Booking Scheme

The Council continues to support and maintain several initiatives aimed at limiting the impact heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) using major port routes have on air quality. A port booking system has been developed which means that all vehicles destined for the port in Bootle now have a specific arrival and departure time. This has reduced waiting times for HGVs waiting to enter and leave the port and therefore reduced pollutant emissions from the port estate.




  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Air Quality