August 2018 minutes

Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting held at
The Toll House, Brentford Lock
on Wednesday 8th August 2018
 

Attending: Patti Horsnell, Virginia Fassnidge, Malcolm Crofts, Rukmini West, Cllr. Guy Lambert Continue reading

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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.

2018 London Rivers Week starts 23 June

London Rivers Week will take place again this year, from 23 June to 1 July. The theme is Valuing Water, and the launch event will be held on Sunday, 24 June, at Ladywell Fields in Lewisham from 12pm to 3pm.

Alongside a series of guided walks, there’s also the opportunity to join film screenings, eel monitoring, clean-ups, river restoration, a dragonfly walk, kayaking, invasive species removal, fish surveys and much more. Continue reading

Friends of Cathja to host restart party on 1 July

Mental-health charity Friends of Cathja will host a restart party this Sunday, 1 July, at its shop on 129-130 High Street, Brentford TW8 8EW. Please bring small items of electrical/electronic equipment that are faulty, or not working properly, and our knowledgeable volunteers will see if they can fix them.  Further information about the Restart Project can be found at https://therestartproject.org/RestartParty/ .