THE work of the Ellesmere Port and Neston Air Quality Forum has been rewarded with a regional accolade.
The Forum has received a North West Public Health Award for its partnership, communication and air quality management.
Among its achievements have been air quality monitoring, strategy and effective communication, and campaigns which has led to a drop in concerns about air quality since 2000.
Cllr Tony Sherlock, chairman of the Forum and Ellesmere Port mayor, said: “I am thrilled that the work of the Forum has been recognised in this public health arena.
“Management of air quality is crucial to public health alongside ensuring that the public is well informed about the truth behind vehicular and industrial impacts on their communities.
“Partners have worked well together on a series of projects delivered by the Forum and this has developed trust both within the partnership and the wider community.”
Cllr Lynn Riley, executive member for area and community services, said: “I would like to congratulate Forum members for all their hard work and the lessons they have learnt will be of benefit for our borough.”