A survey has been launched for Saffron Walden residents to have their say on air quality in the area.

Responses to the survey will help inform Uttlesford District Council's work to improve the town's air quality, and help the council understand how people are heating their homes this winter.

The survey, designed by Global Action Plan, is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/SWCleanAir until Wednesday, February 7 and should take around five to 10 minutes to complete.

All participants can enter a draw to win one of three £100 vouchers at the end of the survey.

More than 800 people responded to a similar clean air survey last summer as part of the council's wider Saffron Walden Clean Air Project, which includes school education projects, anti-idling and active travel initiatives.


There is also a campaign to raise awareness of the impacts of domestic wood burning on people's wallets, health and the environment.

The survey found that 63 per cent of respondents were concerned about the impact of air pollution on their health.

Log burners and open fires are the largest source of small particle air pollution (PM2.5) in the UK, which can increase the risk of health problems such as heart disease and asthma.