Open evening at Southall Lane recycling centre in October

NOTE: We have been informed that the evenings are fully booked, but you might still be interested in reading about the events.

The Southall Lane recycling centre is holding two open evenings in October – Thursday the 4th and Monday the 8th — that offer residents of Hounslow an opportunity to visit the new facility, which is not normally open to the public.

There will be two sessions each evening at either 5.30pm or 6.30pm, and each session will last approximately 45 minutes. Parking is available on site. Booking is essentialsee links at end of article. Continue reading

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People’s Walk for Wildlife

Chris Packham and other wildlife-lovers are gathering in central London on, Saturday, 22 September, for a one-hour walk for wildlife. It’s a family-friendly event, and all are welcome.

Schedule:
10am: Meet at Reformers Tree, Hyde Park
12 noon: Infotainment
1pm: Walk: Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly, St James, Pall Mall, Cockspur St, Whitehall
2pm: Finish at Richmond Terrace

The event aims to bring together people who love wildlife, in order to create a unified, stronger and louder voice for making the changes so urgently needed to preserve and protect our wildlife. For further information, please visit:
http://www.chrispackham.co.uk/the-peoples-walk-for-wildlife

Don’t miss the Brentford Festival and Tidefest on 2 September

The annual Brentford and Tidefest Festivals will take place on Sunday, 2 September.

The Brentford Festival began in 2005 and has grown into a major community event in West London, with visitors numbers rising from 3,000 to more than 10,000. The festival takes place in Ealing’s Blondin Park, and runs from 12pm to 6pm. Come along to enjoy live music, food, classic vehicle displays and local craft stalls. See website for details. Continue reading

BRAG, EFoE highlight dangers of plastic pollution at Festival of Waste

Brentford Recycling Action Group (BRAG) joined Ealing Friends of the Earth (EFoE) at Brentford Market on 29 July to host an anti-plastic-pollution stall at the Festival of Waste organised by local mental-health charity The Cathja Project.

A plastic-bedecked octopus, created by EFoE for a previous event, caused a sensation, and we succeeded in collecting two and a half pages of signatures for Friends of the Earth’s petition asking for urgent government action to reduce manufacturers’ and retailers’ production of plastic waste. Continue reading

Join us at the Waste Not Festival at Brentford Market on Sunday, 29 July

A “Waste Not” festival, promoted by mental-health charity Friends of Cathja and other volunteer groups, will be held in Brentford Town Square at the Market on Sunday, 29 July.

The idea is to bring together groups and individuals who can create something from waste; share how waste can be viewed as useful; repair and recycle, upcycle, educate, enlighten and engage.  BRAG will be there, and we hope to see you there too.