Events happening in Derby for National Clean Air Day:


National Clean Air Day at INTU Derby

INTU Derby will host a community event in conjunction with Global Action Plan, Cycle Derby and Derby Arena.

Activities will include:

  • Information on the effects of air pollution, and the various ways we can take action to improve air quality in our city.
  • Cycle Derby and Derby Arena will be holding a cycle challenge for people to take part in throughout the day, and promote active travel, with a prize for the fastest male and female.
  • Representatives from the city’s public transport providers will be on hand to give talks and information on the public transport links in the area.
  • There will be a representative from Derby’s car club Co-Wheels, who will have an electric car on show.
  • There will be a representative available from the Council to provide information on the city’s proposed electric charge point network and grants.
  • Members of the public will be encouraged to make a pledge of how they will contribute to clean air in Derby.

10 am -3 pm

INTU Derby
West Mall
Derby DE1 2PL


Healthcare Event at the Royal Derby Hospital

The Royal Derby Hospital will be hosting an event, in conjunction with GAP, for healthcare staff and members of the public.

Activities will include:

Global Action Plan representatives will be giving out information on the effects of air pollution, and how we can all play our part to reduce air pollution. Staff and members of the public will be encouraged to make a pledge on how they will contribute to improving air quality in the city.

11 am - 2 pm

Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
Derby DE22 3NE


The Great Derby Get Together – Sunday 18th June

This bike ride takes place at the end of National Cycle Month and the week of National Clean Air Day and is a joint enterprise with Derby Multifaith Centre, Sustrans, Cycle Derby and Bike Back Derby, and has been organised to celebrate the life of Jo Cox.

The ride will take place from the Council House to Elvaston Castle, stopping to collect people at Pride Park and Alvaston Park.

Various local MPs have already committed to take part. The cycle ride will end with a picnic at the castle, and there will also be free bike maintenance available. People are encouraged to join in and bring their picnics!

Starting point:
Council House
Corporation Street
Derby DE1 2FS


National Clean Air Day at Atkins Global

Atkins Global will be hosting an event alongside Global Action Plan representatives and encouraging their staff to leave their car at home. They will be giving out information on the effects of air pollution, and how we can all play our part to reduce air pollution.

Other activities include:
• Staff will be encouraged to make a pledge of how they will contribute to clean air in Derby
• Virtual reality activity

8.30 am – 1 pm

Atkins Global
Trent House
RTC Business Park
London Road
Derby DE24 8UP

”Leave your car at home” - National Clean Air Day event for Derbyshire County Council staff

Promotion of the Miles Better staff travel campaign, encouraging employees to think about their journeys to and from work, and how travelling in a different way can help cash in on financial and health benefits, as well as playing a part in easing congestion and reducing the carbon footprint.

Electric Vehicle and Sustainable fuels display. BMW, Nissan, Renault and Toyota to display electric and hydrogen fuel vehicles to raise awareness of alternative fuel sources amongst employees and also amongst strategic leaders including planners and transport.

1.30 pm onwards

Derby County Council offices
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby DE1 2FS


National Clean Air Day at Derby City Council

Global Action Plan representatives will be hosting this staff event to encourage employees to leave their car at home and use alternative transport for their journey to work. They will be giving out information on the effects of air pollution, and how we can all play our part to reduce air pollution.

Other activities include:
• Staff will be encouraged to make a pledge of how they will contribute to clean air in Derby
• Virtual reality activity

1 pm – 4 pm

Derby City Council
Council House
Corporation Street
Derby DE1 2FS


National Clean Air Day at First Estate Primary School

A leading school in Derby will host fun activities based around lifestyle and behaviours to promote awareness and knowledge of poor air quality impacts and how to contribute to clean air in a school setting and environment.

A walking school bus with Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s mascot Freddie the Falcon will also take place.


National Clean Air Day at Derby City Schools

Across the city, local Derby city schools will be carrying out their own activities to provide information and guidance on clean air.

Neighbourhood Officers will be visiting many schools on the day and over a fortnight period, to raise awareness of how parents and children can contribute to clean air, advising of the ‘No idling approach, and how it contributes, as well as encouraging parents to leave the car at home and walk, scoot or ride with their children to school. Children will be given pedometers so they can see how many steps it takes them to walk to school.