Shape Newham projects in Little Ilford

The Pollution Gate

Clean Air Day event - 15 June

Clean Air Day, the UK’s largest campaign on air pollution, is happening on Thursday, 15 June 2023. The theme is - “Clean up our air to look after your mind this #CleanAirDay”.  

The campaign focuses on the fact that cleaning up our air is good for us in many ways: it benefits our physical health and the environment and can also protect our mental and brain health.

This year, we are supporting the seventh Clean Air Day and helping to drive a positive shift in public knowledge and action around air pollution and health in Newham.

The Council organised an event at the Pollution Gate in Little Ilford to celebrate the day. Please join us for a community engagement event on Thursday, 15 June, from 1:00 – 3:30 pm.

Location: Romford Road (next to the North Circular), near Grantham Road, Little Ilford

Event Schedule:

12:00 – 12:45 Little Ilford Park mindfulness walk for young people to highlight the benefits of green spaces for mental health.
1:00 – 1:30 Pollution Gate design team talk.
1:00 – 3:30 On-Street Public Engagement

Information about The Pollution Gate

Location: Romford Road (next to the North Circular), near Grantham Road, Little Ilford

Designer: Office S&M

Status: In progress

Project Description:

The Pollution Gate is designed to make passers by think twice about the quality of air that we breathe. This issue was highlighted by the residents of Little Ilford, who asked us to emphasise health as the priority for their area.

The Pollution Gate acts as a shelter from not only sun and rain but also from pollution; the paintwork includes a technology which breaks down harmful pollution into salts. The gateway points the way to a better future; increasing travel choice, encouraging clean streets, and flagging the need for measures to reduce levels of pollution.

Current View:

Pollution gate before

Proposed View:

Pollution gate after