Minutes, Feb 2009

Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting at
The Meeting Room, Brentford Dock
@ 7pm on Tuesday 3 February 2009

Attending: Douglas Benford; Patti Horsnell; Rukmini West; Kathleen Richardson; Hugh Picton; Sarah Hoyle; Simon Storey; Diana Leap.

No

Topics

Action

1

Minutes of last meeting agreed. These now feature on the website.

2

Apologies for Absence: Brian Hutchins, Ruth Hoyle, Paul Richens, Virginia Fassnidge

3

Noticeboard: The Christmas one removed and poster showing forthcoming arrangements for recycling displayed.

4

Canal side Recycling: This was raised with the officers from the recycling team at the last meeting.  They said they would follow up with the new contractor, SITA, but have not yet reported back. NH CG

5

Recycling Collections in the future: Publicity leaflets will be distributed until end February.  New arrangements come into effect from 2 March.  Please advise Naomi if you or your neighbours don’t receive any of these.

We should continue to monitor SITA’s performance in our areas and keep the Recycling Team at LBH informed.

We should write to our local Councillors to remind them of the new contract which has now been implemented and plans for the future of recycling (Green boxes, food waste, garden waste, plastics, general rubbish etc.)  Paul will draft.Bring forward again at a later meeting.

ALL PR

6

Sonic Recycler: the next one will be held at Watermans on Saturday 9 May 2009.  Suggestions/ recommendations for additional stalls are still requested.  Please continue to consider nominations and let us know who would be good representatives of complementary products/organizations for future discussion in addition to brag, FOE etc.  Luke Kirton has been asked if he would like to use the event for a Westplay children’s activity. DB ALL

7

Future Events: The Recycling Team at Hounslow, Naomi Hawkins, Principal Waste and Recycling Officer (Waste), Nicola Taylor, Principal Waste and Recycling Officer (Recycling) and Cindy Gardener, Business Support Manager (Waste Management), will keep us notified with information about road shows/events as they are arranged for 2009 so that we can make arrangements to join in and help. Reminder to be sent. PH

8

Young Green Voices: Sarah went through the timetable and budget.  Same volunteers to go to same schools as last year, i.e. Douglas, Simon & Patti to Lionel Road; Sara & Virginia to Our Lady & St John’s; Diana & Hugh to Green Dragon and Sarah & Patti to St Paul’s.  Three Saturday workshops to be held at the CLC on 21, 28 March and 4 April. Sarah and an assistant freelancer will be responsible and as many brag volunteers should be there to help. Probably 15 children for each day.

Timetable: Schools should be visited at least twice, or more if desired, week commencing 22 February and 7 March.

New “What a Waste” game to be made when pictures of the new containers for recycling are received from LBH, Simon and Diana agreed to laminate the cards, which should be thicker that last time so that they are more opaque than last time.

SH

9

Leaflet Distribution: Discuss brag leaflet distribution at Brentford Station at next meeting. PR

NEXT MEETING Tuesday 3 March 2009

to start at 7pm in the Directors Meeting Room, Brentford Dock (directions December minutes)

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