May 2018 minutes

Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting held at
The Toll House, Brentford Lock
on Tuesday 1st May 2018

Attending: Hugh Picton, Patti Horsnell, Virginia Fassnidge, Rukmini West, Douglas Benford, Malcolm Crofts

No Topics Action
1 Minutes of last meeting agreed.
2 Apologies for Absence: Paul Richens, Andrew Dakers, Sheila Churchill, Catharine Browne, Wendy Mackenzie, Kath Richardson, Sam Thomas, Canal and River Trust
3 Noticeboard:  Issues regarding planning permission to install an additional noticeboard in the selected site.  Hugh is in discussion with Steve Curran. Update after the election. HP
4 Marie Curie Coffee Mornings: These continue to be held every month in the Brentford Dock club room to raise funds for Marie Curie. The next one will be on Monday 21st May from 10:30 to 12:30.   All are welcome!

Marie Curie Supper Club: Following the success of the first one held in January, another Supper will be held on Friday 29th June at 8:00 pm in the Brentford Dock Residents Club Room.  This will be a delicious home cooked 3 course meal with an Italian theme, vegetarian options available, for £15 per head – BYO wine, no corkage! Booking is essential, or telephone 07788577023. All proceeds to Marie Curie, of course.

5 Soup Lunches: Also held at Brentford Dock club room on the 4th Thursday of every month from 1:00 to 2:30, next one 24th May. Tasty, healthy homemade soup, bread and cake! ALL
6 Restart Project:   We are planning for the next event to be held on Sunday 3rd or Sunday 17th June at Cathja on the High Street.  Date will be confirmed and information notices will be posted in the library and on the BRAG and TW8 websites. Further information about the Restart Project may be found at: ALL VF
7 Brentford Dock Bi-Monthly lectures: The next one of these very interesting events will be held in the Residents Club Room at 14:30 on Thursday 17th May.  The subject is Living with the Silent Enemy – Diabetes, and the speaker will be the Head of Hounslow Diabetes UK.
8 Waste Not Festival: Cathja have suggested a “Waste not” festival to be held in Brentford Town Square this summer, probably at the Market on Sunday 29th July.   The idea is to bring together groups and individuals who can “create something from waste, share how “waste” can be viewed as useful, repair and recycle, upcycle, educate, enlighten, engage”. BRAG has agreed to participate so can you please think of topics for us to recommend and/or publicise. ALL
9 Southall Lane Recycling Centre: We have expressed our disappointment to LBH for not being able to attend the Open Day last month due to such short notice and asking for another chance.  No reply has yet been received but Guy Lambert has suggested that we communicate with him – after the election! – and he will see if he can help.  It would be particularly useful if we have visited this facility before the Waste Not event to be held in July. PH
10 Brentford Festival 2018: This will be held as usual on the first Sunday in September i.e. 2nd, in Blondin Park. We should decide if we would like to take part – we have taken a stand every year since it began – and if there is a particular subject we should promote.  Any suggestions for an appropriate activity for children? ALL
11 Disability Network Hounslow: Members of the community are invited to join them this summer in their work on their allotment in the garden of the Friends Meeting House in Isleworth, or just to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. They are hoping to get crowd funding for this – more details soon. VF

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 5th June 2018
7pm at the Toll House, Brentford Lock.

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