Ashford Borough Council is a member of the Kent and Medway Air Quality Partnership where data and information about air quality throughout Kent is pooled and shared.
The borough has a network of diffusion tubes. These are small plastic tubes that absorb pollutants, that are then sent to the laboratory for analysis. The results obtained are monthly averages. The council currently monitors at 16 locations for nitrogen dioxide using passive diffusion tubes.
You can view the historical Kent data at the KentAir website
If you wish to view educational material relating to air quality please visit Kent and Medway Care for Air
As well as monitoring air quality the council has a statutory duty to periodically review and assess the air quality in the area. This involves comparing the measured and predicted pollutant levels to national air quality standards and objectives.
The most current annual progress report can be viewed below by clicking on the appropriate download. The report identifies that the air quality objectives for both particulates and nitrogen dioxide are being achieved. The most recent updating and screening assessment can also be downloaded, below: