Minutes, March 2014

Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting held in the Directors’ Meeting Room,
Brentford Dock
on Tuesday 4 March 2014

Attending: Patti Horsnell, Hugh Picton, Rukmini West, Virginia Fassnidge, Douglas Benford, Catharine Browne, Wendy Mackenzie, Thomas Burgess and Louisa Perkins, LBH Continue reading

Minutes, November 2013

Minutes of Meeting held in the Directors’ Meeting Room,
Brentford Dock
on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Attending: Patti Horsnell, Hugh Picton, Rukmini West, Virginia Fassnidge, Catharine Browne,

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Action

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Minutes of last meeting agreed.

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Apologies for Absence: Michelle Aspinall-Baker, Kath Richardson, Paul Richens, Andrew Dakers, Douglas Benford,  Samantha Langton  (Brentford Dock Management),

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Noticeboard: Hugh has agreed to print out the AGM invitation and have an enlarged copy made to be inserted into the Noticeboard.  Virginia is progressing with the work for the next one! HP VF

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Cotton Bag Project: Order confirmed, cheque sent – just awaiting delivery – hopefully in time for the AGM.

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AGM 2013: Tuesday 19th November 7 pm. Invitations sent to BRAG list and Councillors for Brentford and Syon Wards. Committee members have agreed the refreshment items they will provide. Please arrive by 6:30 to prepare.

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BRENTFORD MARKET: This continues to be held in Market Place every Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. with great success. We plan to take a stall there again in the not too distant future. ALL

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No plastic bags initiative – Olivers of Kew Village. Douglas has agreed to find their views of their scheme not to use plastic bags in their shops and let us know. Douglas left the meeting early so we didn’t hear if he had the information.  Bring forward to next meeting. DB

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No Spitting/Anti Litter campaign: Following a recent petition Catharine has followed up with an email to check what actions LBH will take and is waiting for a response following the usual holding reply. Hopefully will be able to report at the next meeting. CB

NEXT MEETING Tuesday 3rd December 2013

to start at 7pm in the Directors’ Meeting Room, Brentford Dock

AGM 2012, Minutes

Held at The Docking Station
108 Brentford High Street, TW8 8AT
on Tuesday 13 November 2012

No

Topics

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Opening and Welcome:  Hugh Picton, Committee Member

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Apologies for absence: Monica Robb, Ruth Cadbury, Mel Collins, Catharine Browne, Jenny Illman

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Approval of last year’s Minutes:

Minutes from the previous year’s AGM (2011) for acceptance by the meeting.

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Committee Members’ Reports:

Hugh Picton (Committee Member) reported on the years’ activities;

this year’s BRAG Green Champion Award was presented to Cindy Gardener for her continued commitment to recycling and green issues.  Congratulations, Cindy!

Douglas Benford (Treasurer) reported the accounts for 2011/2012 stand at £970.80 in credit.

The brag Committee members’ roles for 2012/2013 will continue as previously.

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Paul Richens, Horticultural Trainer, Bluedome Synergies, – who as we all remember, was a founder member of BRAG – was our Guest Speaker and gave us a most interesting, enlightening and valuable talk on  Composting.

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Cindy Gardener, Waste and Recycling Officer, Environment Department, London Borough of Hounslow then spoke about our changing habits with regard to recycling and waste disposal over the last few years.

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We then presented Cindy with her Green Champion Award, which was a basket of locally produced foods and preserves, and a bag made by Rukmini from recycled fabric.

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Then followed a Question and Answer Session and other items.

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Patti Horsnell, Committee Member, thanked everyone for attending and for their contributions and we adjourned for drinks and refreshments and informal conversation.