DITCH your car for a day and win a prize is the message from two councils.

Sunday, September 22 is World Car Free day and South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are offering drivers the chance to win a prize if they give their vehicle a rest on that day.

If drivers in the districts pledge not to use their cars on September 22 and then tell the councils how they got around they will be entered for a draw for travel vouchers worth £50.

To enter visit survey.southandvale.gov.uk/s/Worldcarfreeday and show (using words and photos) what you did on September 22 without your car.

Deadline for entries is 5pm Monday, September 30.

Cllr Jenny Hannaby, cabinet member for the environment at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “Air pollution in our districts is something you cannot easily see but it is a problem that affects us all. Evidence shows a lot of our air pollution comes from our cars.”

Cllr David Rouane, cabinet member for the environment at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “World Car Free Day offers everyone the opportunity to think about using an alternative means of transport and how that will benefit us in many ways, reducing congestion and improving air quality, as well as giving an opportunity for some healthy exercise.”