Join the Ball Hill Citizens Assembly on Air Quality

Do you live, work or play in Ball Hill and the surrounding area?

Are you concerned about poor air quality and the effects on your health and the environment?

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If so, you can get your voice heard at the Ball Hill Citizens Assembly or join our citizens jury and shape our recommendations!

This post is written by a group of local residents – part of Destination Ball Hill – who are concerned about the air quality in our area.

We believe our community should have the opportunity to learn more about the effects of poor air quality and get together to form a voice and demand visible change.

With the support from the University of Warwick and Grapevine, we are measuring the air quality in Ball Hill and conducting a survey.

Follow this link for a more in-depth article about training ‘citizen scientists’.

A group wearing hats and coats and all wrapped up ready for a litter pick in Ball Hill.
Some members of the local community organise a monthly litter pick in Ball Hill.

We will share our findings with seven representatives of the community who will form our Citizens Jury.

Together with the jury, we will make recommendations to Coventry City Council on possible changes.

We will present our findings and recommendations at our Citizens Assembly at Stoke Primary School on Saturday 30 September from 11am to 1pm.

People will have the opportunity to add to the recommendations at the event also.

Would you like to share your views? Please take this survey.

Are you interested in representing your community as part of the seven member citizens jury?

Get in touch with Leonie at Connecting for Good here.

About Connecting for Good

The Connecting for Good movement in Coventry is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and supports Destination Ball Hill along with many other community-led initiatives against isolation and marginalisation in the city.

Alongside a core team of local changemakers, Connecting for Good also helps facilitate Collaboration Station – a bi-monthly ideas night where local people come together to transform ideas into action to make Coventry a better, more inclusive place for everyone.

Visit the Connecting for Good website here.

Connecting for Good forms part of our #SparkingCommunity and #ShiftingPower work in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Follow the team @ConnectingForGoodCov on Instagram and Facebook and @CfGCovAndWarks on Twitter.

The team also regularly reflects on their community organising practice on the open digital publishing platform Medium.