6 March, Bath Racecourse, BA1 9BU , Bath, TIME: 8.30-2pm


Commercial vehicle operators and local businesses running vans or trucks, are invited to a free half-day roadshow on 6 March to hear first-hand from Bath & North East Somerset Council about plans for a proposed charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in central Bath.

Along with 27 other authorities, the council has been told by the Government to cut dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the shortest possible time or by 2021 at the latest.

Under the proposed plans, commercial vehicle operators would need to ensure their fleet vehicles meet Euro 6 standards for diesel and Euro 4 standards for petrol to avoid being charged in a proposed zone. Following a public consultation, the council is carrying out further assessments before it confirms a final plan.  

You can find out more about CAZ proposals at

This free roadshow is a must for any business running or servicing commercial vehicle fleets in Bath & North East Somerset, providing invaluable advice via a series of short workshops to help both local and national operators future-proof their fleets.

Topics include:

  • Rental, leasing and maintenance options for alternative fuel commercial vehicles
  • Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme
  • Case studies from HGV and van operators on the practicalities of implementing alternative fuel fleet vehicles.

Places do fill up quickly, so make sure to register for your free place as soon as possible.

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  • 08.30
  • Registration & tea/coffee


  • 09.10 - 10.10

    • Chairman’s welcome/housekeeping
    • Bath’s Air Quality Challenge
      Councillor Bob Goodman, cabinet member for development & neighbourhoods, Bath & North East Somerset Council
    • Bath’s Clean Air Zone Update
      Mark Shelford, Cabinet Member Sustainability, Resilience, Highways, & Transport, Bath & North East Somerset Council
    • Q&A with delegates
  • 10.15 - 13.00

    Session 1             Retrofit & the RHA view    

    • Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme
      Colin Smith, Programme Manager – Freight & Clean Vehicle Retrofit Certification, Energy Saving Trust
    • Preparing for CAZs – practical advice from the RHA

    Rhys Williams, Regional Operations Manager – Midlands & Western, Road Haulage Association

    Session 2             Operating Factors                                         

    Commercial vehicle operators share their first-hand experience of implementing alternative fuel vehicles to their fleet and offer practical advice for others looking to follow suit.


    • Janet Murray-Playfair, Deputy Records Manager at Bath & North East Somerset Council
    • Graham Thomas, Fleet Services Manager, Ocado


    Session 3             Outside Vehicle Tour 

     Explore the latest range of Euro-6 and alternatively fuelled trucks and vans on the market for commercial vehicle operators and chat to vehicle manufacturers about trying them out for your own fleet requirements.

  • 13.00 - 14.00 



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