February 2015 meeting

Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting held in the Toll House, Brentford Lock
Brentford Dock
on Tuesday 3 February 2015

Attending: Patti Horsnell, Hugh Picton, Douglas Benford, Virginia Fassnidge, Catharine Browne, Wendy Mackenzie, Andrew Dakers, Sam Stephens, Streetbank, Chelsea Edwards

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, Rukmini West, Louisa Perkins, LBH
3 Noticeboard: Patti will send a reminder to Morrisons asking if they have any news about the missing noticeboard. LP PH
4 BRENTFORD MARKET: The second date to join Adam Paul, the Rubbish Diet, at the Market will be 22nd February. Hugh may be able to spare a little time on that date. Virginia and Rukmini will be there between 11:00 and 1:00 and Douglas from 12:00 to 2:00. The first date, 25th January, was successful and more than 20 bags were given away. ALL
5 CLAYPONDS FUN DAY: A note has been sent to the organisers expressing our interest in having a presence at their next event. PH
7 Marie Curie Coffee Morning: These are regularly held in the Brentford Dock club room to raise funds and the next one will be on Monday 16th February from 10:30 to 12:30.  Please attend all who are available – a very good cause. ALL
9 RECYCLING COMPOSITE PACKAGING: Nothing further to report just yet but Louisa will keep us informed as and when there is any news. LP
10 Streetbank: Sam Stephens, CEO of Streetbank, came along to tell us about his organisation and how he would like us to help.  Streetbank.com is a registered charity that helps to promote the efficient use and reuse of resources and strengthens communities. Streetbank connects neighbours living near to share things and skills – both giving and lending. They would like to invite 2,000 households in Brentford and neighbouring areas to join Streetbank. Based on his previous experience this will generate a critical mass of 100 members and, with a little bit of help, get sharing and start telling their neighbourhood friends.They need at least 10 volunteers to meet in a venue TBC on Saturday 28th February for coffee and croissants to stuff envelopes and deliver invitations.  They are working closely with Hounslow Council to get more people sharing things with their neighbours in the borough.If you are interested and would like to participate, in view of the limited time, please contact Sam direct at sam@streetbank.com. Further information can be found at www.streetbank.com

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

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