Fosse Park launches ‘drive’ in support of World Environment Day

Fosse Park launches ‘drive’ in support of World Environment Day

Wednesday 5 June

In support of this year’s World Environment Day campaign, Beat Air Pollution, Fosse Park is launching a sustainable travel initiative to encourage all its shoppers to be more conscious of their environmental footprint.

Fosse Park is located in Enderby in the District of Blaby and on the outskirts of the city Leicester. The City Council announced in February it had reached its lowest pollution levels in 20 years, following implementation of the City Council’s Air Quality Action Plan. Yet, there is still more that we can all do to help improve the air quality across Leicester.

Adrian Young, Fosse Park centre manager, said: “As a prominent retail destination located on the outskirts of Leicester, we fully appreciate our shoppers need to travel to get to us but we can all make better choices when it comes to the way we get around.

“That’s why we have teamed up with Blaby District Council’s Environmental Services to offer our visitors five tips they can do to help reduce the amount of pollution that is put into the atmosphere.”

  • Car sharing (taking a friend up and travelling together to reduce the carbon footprint).
  • Take into consideration the times that people choose to shop and avoid these busy peak periods.
  • Whilst using the car park, don’t sit with the engine idling and adding to pollution and take care to drive more smoothly and considerately when finding a spot.
  • Try at every possible opportunity to use public transport.
  • Ensure that your car is maintained and up to date with servicing.

Councillor Sharon Coe, Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing & Regulatory Services at Blaby District Council, added: “We fully support Fosse Park’s campaign for people to think about their pollution output.

“Our simple steps mean you don’t need to make any big changes in how you travel, but can make a huge difference to our air quality.

“With the development of Walk and Ride Blaby, the introduction of Arriva Click to the district, popular bus routes and a green cycle route from the city, there are more options than ever to make a journey to Fosse Park.”