January 2015 meeting

Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting held in the Toll House, Brentford Lock
Brentford Dock
on Tuesday, 6 January 2015
Attending: Patti Horsnell, Hugh Picton, Rukmini West, Douglas Benford, Virginia Fassnidge, Louisa Perkins, LBH

No Topics Action
1 Minutes of last meeting agreed.
2 Apologies for Absence:, Michelle Aspinall-Baker, Paul Richens,  Kath Richardson, Sam Thomas, Canal and River Trust, Catharine Browne, Wendy Mackenzie, Andrew Dakers
3 Noticeboard: Patti will send another note to Morrisons asking if they have any news about the missing noticeboard. LP PH
4 BRENTFORD MARKET: Adam Paul, the Rubbish Diet, has secured two dates at the Market and has invited any available BRAG members to join them. Hugh will be able to do a two-hour slot between 10:00 and 12:00 on Sunday, 25 January, and maybe a little time on the February date. Virginia and Rukmini will be there on 22 February between 11:00 and 1:00 and Douglas from 12:00 to 2:00. Patti will try to join for a little while on the January date but, regrettably, has commitments for both Sundays. She will advise Adam. ALL
5 AGM: Hugh thanked Louisa again for her excellent presentation. Several of us accepted the invitation to the farewell party to the Docking Station, where we have held our AGMs for the last three years, on Saturday, 13 December. It was very well attended and was appreciated by all! ALL
6 CLAYPONDS FUN DAY: As previously reported, this was held on Sunday, 23 November, and Catharine and Virginia brilliantly represented BRAG at short notice. They spoke to quite a few people about their recycling and gave away some bags! We agreed to keep in touch with the organisers and make some plans for their next event. Patti to contact the organiser, Julie Brooker, and ask for details of future events. PH
7 Marie Curie Coffee Morning: a special Christmas fund raiser was held in the Brentford Dock Club Room on Monday, 15 December, and a generous amount of money was raised. They regularly hold coffee mornings and the next one will be on Monday, 19 January, from 10:30 to 12:30.  Please attend all who are available – a very good cause. ALL
8 BRAG CHRISTMAS LUNCH: In December we went to the Express Tavern at Kew Bridge and rated the food and service highly! ALL
9 RECYCLING COMPOSITE PACKAGING: Louisa had been asked about the misleading recycling indications on the pouches containing cat food.  She advised that technically, yes, this packaging comprises plastic and foil and should be but it has not been tried.  Defra are trying and a trial is progressing in 108 properties.  She will keep us informed as and when there is any news. LP

NEXT MEETING Tuesday 3 February 2015
to start at 7pm in the Toll House, Brentford Lock

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