A NEW campaign to create ‘no-idling’ zones around the district’s schools will begin after the summer holidays.

Bradford Council, working with schools and communities, will encourage motorists waiting outside school gates not to leave their engines running.

The move is part of efforts to improve air quality in the district.

Children are particularly susceptible to the potential dangers.

“Exposure to high levels of air pollution can have a real impact on children’s health – including making conditions such as asthma worse,” said Councillor Sarah Ferriby, the council’s portfolio holder for healthy people and places.

“We need to take action to improve the quality of the air our children breathe so they can lead a happier and healthier life now and in the future.”

A report found that air pollution in parts of the district was at illegally high levels.