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Deliveroo in pledge over air pollution

Food delivery company signs up to council’s #DontBeIdle campaign, aimed at reducing toxic smog in central London

13 February, 2019

Westminster Council leader Nickie Aiken: ‘With their support we can spread the message further and help cut pollution in our city’

DELIVEROO has told all of its food delivery workers to stop “idling” on motorbikes and in cars after teaming up with Westminster Council.

The company has signed up to the council’s #DontBeIdle campaign, aimed at reducing toxic smog hanging over central London.

Deliveroo manager director Dan Warne said: “Deliveroo is delighted to support this campaign, working with our riders to make small changes that together result in big improvements for all residents.”

While Deliveroo is popular with millions of people who order takeaway food online, residents groups often complain about its workers. In 2017, the council announced that restaurants who regularly use delivery rider firms would have to apply for planning consent. The changes – designed to tackle “anti-social behaviour” – will come into effect later this year.

This week, council leader Nickie Aiken said that having the support of Deliveroo for the #DontBeIdle campaign was “fantastic”, adding: “With their support we can spread the message further and help cut pollution in our city.”

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