A new campaign to improve air quality in the borough has launched with a £400,000 investment for electric car charging points.

Barnet Council announced on Clean Air Day (June 15) that they will be investing £400,000 in charging points for electric cars.

The campaign also includes greener travel programmes, including road repairs to make it easier for people to cycle or walk to school as wel las informing residents about ways they can improve their environment.

London, which has the worst air quality in the UK, exceeded its annual air pollution target in the first five days of 2017.

Cllr Dean Cohen, who chair the council's environment committee, said: “I am committed to reducing air pollution and will continue to look for innovative ways that we can improve air quality across the borough.

“We are proud to have been awarded Cleaner Air Borough status by the Mayor of London but there is still work to be done; that’s why I want to encourage residents to have their say on our air quality plans.”

In September the campaign will enter its second phase, which will aim to clear up green spaces and streets of litter and dog fouling.

The council is encouraging residents to have their say on better provisions and ways for the borough to improve air quality, such as electric charging points for cars and where to place them.

This can be done through an online tool, Geovey, and by leaving comments on the Air Quality Action Plan consultation, which is open until June 30.

Information on these can be found on Barnet Council's website, Geovey and the online consultation.