Air pollution is now linked to the asthma death of nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah who lived in Hither Green, just metres from Brownhill Rd. Watch last night’s BBC Six O’clock News, [broadcast Tuesday 3 July]. Her family are applying for the inquest into Ella’s death to be reopened and for new medical and scientific evidence about Lewisham’s pollution levels to be considered.
Link: Ella’s Story starts at 21.04
Hither Green, Lee and Catford are ringed by major roads which consistently breach EU pollution levels, so this story has big implications for people living close to the A205 Brownhill Rd/ St Mildred’s Road.
Other local roads which regularly breach Clean Air Regulations include:
– A2212 Burnt Ash Road
– A20 Lee High Road/ Eltham Road
– B212 Lee Road
Clean Air Catford are doing good work on The Corbett and A Better Lee Green and Lee Forum have also been raising awareness in Lee.