We may enjoy the perks of big city living, but face a burden of environmental hazards that cause stress and affect our health.
Some stress might be short term, like being stuck on an overcrowded bus with the noise & pollution of a gridlocked road.Other stressors can be chronic, like living or working near to a busy road, such as the North Circular or Edgware road. As humans we adapt, but why should we always compromise?
The quality of the air we breathe, the condition of the pavements, vandalism, crime and litter are all environmental issues.
These issues cannot be solved by any single approach, it requires us to all pull together and contribute what we are good at. Urban issues relating to traffic, noise, over-crowding, shoddy housing and poor neighbourhood quality can be fixed. We can learn from other countries that are making sensible long-term decisions. But, let’s face it, if anyone is going to sort out this problem, it will be us.
The problems in Brent can be dealt with through intelligence, discipline and hard work - and that is why we need to lead.
If you wish to be part of that, please get in touch.
Scott Bartle. Secretary of Brent Green Party.
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