Your opportunity to question Birmingham’s clean air zone

The RHA’s Chris Ashley will be speaking at an event in Birmingham tomorrow morning (Friday) about the upcoming clean air zone in the city.

The January Baggies Breakfast event, held at West Bromwich Albion Football Club, will focus on the clean air zone and how the Birmingham CAZ which will impact businesses in the Black Country.

The RHA has  spoken out against the Birmingham CAZ before. The scheme would charge lorries £100 a day for entering a zone which rings the city, in an attempt to improve air quality in the city.

Leading up to the event, the RHA’s Chris Ashley said: “I’m looking forward to speaking at Baggies Breakfast, and it will be a great opportunity for the RHA and its members to put questions to members of Brum Breathes from Birmingham City Council.”

While the RHA supports any measures that provide better air, the way that Birmingham’s CAZ is being implemented will cause real issue for haulage firms and other businesses in and around the area.

Although  no vehicles are banned in the zone, those which have pre-Euro VI engines will have to pay a daily charge if they travel within the area. It is expected that Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone will come into operation July 2020.

Christopher Ashley – Head of Policy, Environment and Regulation, Road Haulage Association Ltd
Jemma Callow – Communications Manager, Brum Breathes – Birmingham City Council
Peter Edwards – Lead on Exemption Permits, Brum Breathes – Birmingham City Council

The free event will run from 7.45am to 10.30am at:
West Bromwich Albion Football Club, The Hawthorns, A41 Birmingham Road, West Midlands B71 4LF.

You can find out more and book tickets here.