Minutes, May 2013

Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting held in the Directors’ Meeting Room,
Brentford Dock
on Tuesday 7 May 2013


Attending: Patti Horsnell, Hugh Picton, Douglas Benford, Rukmini West, Catharine Browne, Virginia Fassnidge, Wendy Mackenzie, Andrew Dakers, Kath Richardson, Cindy Gardener, LBH, David Eales, London Bike Hub





Minutes of last meeting agreed.


Apologies for Absence: Michelle Aspinall-Baker, Paul Richens, Samantha Langton  (Brentford Dock Management)


Give and Take Day, Brentford Dock: Remains in abeyance but, in conjunction with DHL environmental solutions and LBH, occasional small events for the disposal of small electrical items are held throughout the Borough.  We will advise when one is planned for Brentford, but remember, there is a facility at the Recycling site in Morrisons car park.  


Noticeboard: This will shortly change to include different posters for the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, Market promotion and the film “Gasland” which will be shown at the Docking Station at 7:30 on Saturday 18th May.


BRAG NEWSLETTER: This is now nearing completion of distribution. The cooperation and assistance from the High Street Steering Committee, in particular Julia Quilliam and Joanne Lavery, is very much appreciated.


Cotton Bag Project: Cindy is in the process of ascertaining the price for 250 of these, to bear the BRAG logo and the words: No plastic init.

When we have some stock we need to engage willing shopkeepers who will distribute.  So far, Wendy has agreed to approach Take Your Pick and the vegetable shop nearby; Hugh will see the Brentford Dock shop, Naked Grain, Martins the newsagent, the Post Office and various shops on Albany Parade. We would like a volunteer to talk to The Coop (formerly Costcutter) near the University, but we agreed to omit Morrisons for the present as we will probably need to consult with their head office. Then we must plan a canvassing campaign.  We could also consider delivering a bag with a future newsletter.



BRENTFORD FESTIVAL: Will definitely be held on Sunday, 1st September, in Blondin Park, which is accessible from Boston Manor Road, Northfield Avenue and Windmill Road. Further information will be forthcoming, please also watch the TW8 website. We will take a stall, as always, and LBH Recycling team will also be present so we hope to be positioned near them. Still need ideas for theme for our stall, please! Game for children? (One suggestion: “name the worm”.) ONGOING. ALL


BRENTFORD MARKET: This will be held in Market Place every Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. from 12 May for a trial period of6 months. There will be a mixed and varied collection of stalls, some being available for charities and other voluntary groups.  Information about stalls can be obtained from julia@quilliam.property.co.uk. We have agreed to take a stall, to share with Friends of the Earth, and we have come up with 23rd June. PLEASE, WILL AS MANY members as possible come along so that we can be sure the stall is manned, possibly in shifts. ALL


FUNDING: We have received the Grant Acceptance forms in response to our application for funding from the Community Development Foundation. This money, if forthcoming, will go towards our next newsletter publication and our cotton bags initiative.  Hugh is completing these forms so that we can send them back, electronically, to Community First.  Thank you, Hugh, and thanks to Kath and Andrew for their efforts to obtain this. HP PH

NEXT MEETING Tuesday 4 June 2013

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

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