Refining Jermyn Street [archive]

Jermyn Street has a worldwide reputation for high quality British artistry and craftsmanship. Yet this is now under threat from the increasing number of delivery vans that choke the street and pollute our air.

Each day, around 700 vans and trucks stop and park on Jermyn Street to carry out delivery and servicing activity.

This contributes to significant air pollution, with 9,500 premature deaths from the effects of poor air quality in London alone.

It also damages the ambience of the street blocking shop windows and reducing footfall.

Now Jermyn Street businesses have come together to address this.