Meeting, Aug 2011

Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting held in the Directors Meeting Room,
Brentford Dock
7pm on Tuesday 2 August 2011

Attending: Patti Horsnell, Hugh Picton, Andrew Dakers, Rukmini West, Virginia Fassnidge, Catharine Brown, Samantha Langton & Jenny Illman, Brentford Dock Management

No Topics Action
1 Minutes of last meeting agreed.
2 Apologies for Absence: Michelle Aspinall-Baker, Paul Richens,  Douglas Benford,  Cindy Gardener, LBH,
3 We welcomed our visitors, Samantha and Jenny, from Brentford Dock who had told Hugh of their interest in our work.
4 Give and Take Day, Brentford Dock: In abeyance for the present, Hugh will continue to monitor.  HP
5 New Homeowners Packs:The Waste and Recycling Team has been discussing the feasibility of producing a folder, similar to the one brag had, to be distributed borough-wide.We have confirmed that we wish to be included in their discussions and Cindy will let us have details of the meetings. No further information at the present, we will bring forward at the next meeting when, hopefully, Cindy might have an update for us. ALL
6 BRAG web site:We invited Kath to quote for doing the work to update the site and she thought £300-500 for a couple of days work would probably complete this.  How long it takes would depend on whether someone would be prepared to volunteer to go through the  current website  page by page, checking all the links and whether all the organisations and phone numbers etc. are still correct and then supplying contact information/descriptions for the new ones. She pointed out that if it is only the content which will change then updating the data won’t take too much time, it’s finding the data in the first place.So we agreed that we, the committee and any other member who would like to help, will each go through a section of the web site, updating where necessary. We will discuss again at the next meeting. Patti to check with Kath to see how we are to advance this work. PH KR
7 Noticeboard: It was suggested that we should promote Brentford Festival. Virginia said she would ask if there was a poster we could use.  It was also suggested that we should join the anti-plastic bag campaign which has recently been revived as the usage has increased again, and publicise that in the noticeboard. VF HP PH ALL
8 Transition Town: The next Transition Brentford event will be: An open discussion on energy” to be held at St Paul’s Recreation Ground, Albany Road, Brentford: Saturday 27th August 2011, 12-3:00 p.m.How do we respond to the inevitable decline in the availability of fossil fuels? Is nuclear power a               desirable solution?Should we be consuming less energy?

Come and share your views and hear what others think.

All welcome. Please bring snacks to share & an umbrella!

For any further information, please email:



Hounslow Recycling Team: Next event for the Recycling Team: Brentford Festival, Boston Manor Park, 12 – 5pm 4th September. ALL
10 BRENTFORD FESTIVAL: Sunday 4 September 12:00 to 17:00Arrangements:Meet on site between 10:30 and 11:00. At least four people needed to help assemble the gazebo.

Paul will bring his wormery. He will also bring his picnic chairs.

Virginia has agreed to loan us the FOE idea for a game for the children, items in bags in a box to be identified and drawn out and placed in relevant recycling container or landfill bag. As usual, Hugh will provide the prizes.

We will be next to the Recycling Team’s stand so they will provide us with leaflets and any giveaways!


11 Outer London Fund: Andrew reported that within a London Borough of Hounslow Bid to The Outer London Fund (a Mayor of London initiative) funding for Brentford High Street included a “green” project from local social enterprise Cultivate London to develop an “edible bed” or similar in Market Place, Brentford. This funding has since been granted to LB Hounslow by The Outer London Fund – See AD

NEXT MEETING Tuesday 6 September 2011

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

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