Tackling engine idling is part of our commitment to improve air quality

Engine idling increases the amount of toxic air that we breathe, harms the environment and has a significant impact on people’s health. Tackling engine idling is part of Camden’s commitment to improve air quality.

Beginning on 5th March 2018, we will be working with NSL Services to take action against engine idling, along with littering and dog fouling, as part of a 12 month pilot to help keep Camden’s environment clean.

Our Environmental Enforcement Officers will be working in hotspot areas to educate drivers about the impact of engine idling and asking them to switch off their vehicle if idling. If a driver refuses to switch off when asked, officers can issue a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN), which is an 'on the spot' fine for committing offences. FPNs can also be issued if an officer spots someone littering or not picking up after their dog. Officers will be identifiable through their black and grey uniforms similar to street wardens and high-visibility vests with the Camden logo.

If you receive a FPN for idling, littering or dog fouling, to pay please visit www.fpnpay.co.uk or call 03300081649.

Idling Action programme

Camden has been working in partnership with the Mayor of London and other London boroughs to raise awareness of engine idling. To find out more and to download a toolkit so you can run an event in your area, visit the Idling Action website.