BARNSLEY Council is supporting national Clean Air Day and encouraging residents to play their part.

The council is looking to reach its goal of a Net-Zero Barnsley by 2045, and the town’s Air Quality Action plan aims to reduce industrial, domestic and road transport emissions.

Coun James Higginbottom, cabinet spokesperson for environment and highways, said: “We’re proud to be supporting Clean Air Day once again as we want to create a cleaner, greener, healthier and more sustainable Barnsley for everyone to enjoy.

“Clean Air Day is a great opportunity to celebrate all that our borough is doing to improve the quality of the air we breathe.

“Everyone can play their part to clean up our air; not only to combat climate change but also to protect our health and borough for future generations so why not make a clean air pledge today?”