Sniffin’ around

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A month ago it was traffic monitors. Now Mouchel are testing the air. These two gentlefolk were spotted by an eagle-eyed resident last evening placing an air-quality monitoring device on a lamp post at the junction of Staines Road East and Kenton Avenue.

They didn’t really have to bother – anyone who travels or lives along that road could tell them for free that the air quality is bad, very bad. But I suppose they have to know how exactly how bad it is, so they can calculate how much worse it will be with an extra 3000 cars added to the traffic round here. Especially since Spelthorne Council decommissioned their much more sophisticated air quality monitor at Sunbury Cross recently.

Mouchel are fully entitled to do this, of course. So why were they so coy about it? The man in the brown T-shirt removed his hi-vis jacket (with the word Mouchel across the back) when he saw he had been noticed. And Mouchel are a big company – surely they could run to giving their monitor-placers a step-ladder?

There are almost certainly more of these about. Have you seen any?

Please send photographs to together with the location where you found them. It’s important that we know.

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6 thoughts on “Sniffin’ around”

  1. One other on Green Street (just north of Sunmead Road and north of the temporary traffic lights), and two on The Avenue, on at the north end of the shops, and one just south of the Manor Lane intersection.

  2. Thanks to all for the rapid response. So far 13 have been found:

    Gaston Bridge Road
    Halliford Road
    Fordbridge Road
    cnr Thames Street/Green Street
    Green Street nr Sunmead Avenue
    Nursery Road
    The Avenue nr Manor Lane
    The Avenue nr Saxonbury Avenue
    Harfield Road nr Thames Street
    Kenton Avenue nr Staines Road East
    Thames Street at Hampton
    Church Street at Hampton
    High Street at Hampton

    Any more?

  3. And another 3:

    French Street nr Staines Road East
    Staines Road East nr Lower Sunbury Road
    Staines Road East opposite Esso station

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