Minutes, Jan 2011

Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting held in The Directors Meeting Room, Brentford Dock
@ 7pm on Tuesday 4 January 2011

Attending: Patti Horsnell, Douglas Benford, Hugh Picton, Rukmini West, Andrew Dakers, Virginia Fassnidge and Simon Moore, Anita Olivacce, Lou Almond, Rebecca White and Gareth Newnham from “Transition Town promoters”

No Topics Action
1 Minutes of last meeting agreed.
2 Apologies for Absence: Michelle Aspinall-Baker, Paul Richens, Kath Richardson, Hounslow Recycling team
3 Give and Take Day, Brentford Dock: Cindy had a meeting with Hugh and Samantha Langton, the Office Manager at Brentford Dock. They have been able to dispose of unwanted items satisfactorily of late and the items left are in very poor condition.  So we will continue to monitor the situation and raise the matter again.  HP
4 LBH Catering: No more has been heard from David Adams. Patti and Andrew will draft a letter. AD PH
5 Caterers Food Waste: We should still write a letter to LBH and Councillors about recycling the food and packaging waste left over from public functions at the Civic Centre so Andrew and Patti will draft a letter to David Adams, catering Manager at LBH. AD PH
6 Brentford Dock Children’s Gardening Club: Hugh monitoring and hopes to have news of progress by next meeting. HP
7 Disposal of used cooking oil: Hugh will report back after consultation with Rory Prendergast of Hounslow Homes. HP
8 New Homeowners Packs: We will look into revising/recreating the web site and apply for an “Awards for All” to go towards paying for the work involved.  Recommendations/ideas for topics to be included will be welcomed. ALL
9 Membership: We should have a campaign to recruit more members. Our horizons have broadened over the years and should appeal to more interested people. Alex has checked our members’ addresses against LBH’s Council Tax lists and deleted the names which were no longer at those addresses. Letter to be drafted to the remainder asking if they are still interested in brag and asking them to suggest what we might do in the future Letter should be sent as soon as possible. Suggestions for draft to be submitted for next meeting, ALL
10 Brentford Community Council are conducting a survey as part of the Brentford Sustainable Committee. The purposes will be to identify and publicise what is available in the community and how to access it, use the information to prove Hounslow Council planning and provision, maximise available funding to Brentford organisations and create a community action plan to improve community coordination and make Brentford a better place in which to both live and work. It is hoped to have a result soon.

If you haven’t already, please go to the following:http://www.brentfordtw8.com/default.asp?section=info&page=communitycouncil004.htm and take part in the survey.  This has been completed on behalf of brag.

ALL
11 Noticeboard: Following on from the discussion about disposal of used cooking oil, Virginia suggested that Thames Water might have some publicity material about what not to put down the drain She will investigate and this can be our next topic for the noticeboard. VF
12 Cycling: Hounslow Cycling Campaign: There will be a meeting at the Express Tavern, Kew Bridge, on Wednesday 26 January at, we understand, 7:30 pm.   Further information can be found at: http://www.lcc.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=551

 

13 Transition Town:   Simon Moore, of seedswaphounslow, and his supporters came to the meeting and described what they wish to do, using the basis of the Ealing model – please see:  http://www.ealingtransition.org.uk/ We agreed that brag would be an appropriate organisation in Brentford to collaborate with them and agreed to give them our support.

NEXT MEETING Tuesday 1 February 2011

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

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