March 2016 minutes

Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting held in the Toll House, Brentford Lock
on Tuesday 1 March 2016
 
Attending: Patti Horsnell, Hugh Picton, Douglas Benford, Rukmini West, Virginia Fassnidge,  Catharine Browne, Joanna de Casey-Ireland

No Topics Action
1 Minutes of last meeting agreed.
2 Apologies for Absence: Michelle Aspinall-Baker, Paul Richens, Kath Richardson, Wendy Mackenzie,  Chelsea Edwards, Andrew Dakers, Caroline Stewart, Sam Thomas, Canal and River Trust
3

 

New member:  We were pleased to welcome Tom Salisbury.
4 Noticeboard: Nothing has happened since the last meeting so Patti will continue to pursue and will telephone Martin Barrow of GVA (Bilfinger GVA).

(December minutes: Andy Chaffey, Regional Manager, Morrisons, has asked us to tell them the anticipated cost of purchase and installation of a replacement noticeboard. We consulted with Rachel Victor-Sampson, Town Manager, who has since left LBH, who advised us to contact Martin Barrow, who is the surveyor for the area of Market Square where we might like to position the board. Wendy has researched a couple of companies who supply the kind of board we had so now are just waiting for some costings so that we can go back to Morrisons.)

PH
5 Marie Curie Coffee Mornings: These continue to be held successfully every month in the Brentford Dock club room to raise funds. The next one will be on Monday 21st March from 10:30 to 12:30.  Please attend if you can! Good cause to support. ALL
6 Soup Lunches: Also held at Brentford Dock club room on the 4th Thursday of the month from 1:00 to 2:30.  Very good value, homemade soup and bread £3.
7 Food Waste Recycling at Town Meadow: Chelsea is now in touch with Cllr. Guy Lambert who has said he will continue to pursue the food waste agenda and hopefully something will happen. The kitchens of these flats all have waste disposal units so it would seem that the food waste recycling is not required. However, Chelsea will keep us posted.  Meantime, the problems with the Brentford Dock food waste collections have now been resolved and all is going well. CE  AH

Guy Lambert

8 Where Does Recycling Go?: Since the recycling team at Hounslow are still very busy we shall wait a little longer before we endeavour to make arrangements to visit a recycling centre. (When we get our new noticeboard this could be a good topic for a display.) PH
9 Clean for the Queen: in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday this year, Rukmini alerted us to an award which is proposed for a voluntary clean up of a local “grot spot”.  Rukmini is making a list of localities in Brentford. Details of the scheme can be found  here: http://www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk/home/2365 RW
10 Recycling in Flats: Joanna drew to our attention the lack of any recycling facility at Brook Court and Braemar Court in Brook Road South.  Patti has asked LBH to look into it but they are still very busy.  Follow up again. PH
11 BRAG website: It has been suggested that the picture of the boat on the front page is not representative of BRAG and we should find another picture.

NEXT MEETING Tuesday 5th April 2016
to start at 7pm in the Toll House, Brentford Lock

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