Paul Harrison, Conservative County Council Candidate for Henley on Thames, has called for a trial nighttime HGV ban in the centre of the town.
Writing to Yvonne Constance, Cabinet Member for Environment, Paul Harrison welcomed the petition signed by thousands of residents in Henley and said it was an issue that has rightly been at the forefront of many residents’ minds in tackling the environmental dangers of high levels of air pollution.
The ban proposed by Mr Harrison would apply to HGVs over 7.5 tonnes and would be in place overnight.
Mr Harrison said he was disappointed that the issue had not been raised with Cllr Constance by Henley’s incumbent County Councillor in the four years since he was elected and that it was impossible to avoid the conclusion that he had sorely let down the very people who elected him.
Paul Harrison said: “My priority for Henley is improving air quality. Action now will not only improve the air quality of the town centre but also do considerable good for the safety of pedestrians.”
Mr Harrison has also signalled that if elected, he will push for more electric vehicle charging points in the centre of the town.