Eighty new trees have been planted in streets in Thornton Heath funded as part of the Mayor for London’s initiative to reduce air pollution.

The council recently published its borough-wide draft action Air Quality Plan, and the north of the borough has particularly poor air quality.

Efforts will be focused on reducing pollution around schools, said Cllr Stuart King, cabinet lead.The council is holding an Air Quality Summit on  May 22 which will give local residents and groups the opportunity to contribute to the plan.