September 2018 minutes

Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting held at
The Toll House, Brentford Lock
on Tuesday 4th September 2018 

Attending: Patti Horsnell, Douglas Benford, Virginia Fassnidge, Catharine  Browne, Malcolm Crofts, Rukmini West, Sheila Churchill, Jules Tennick

No Topics   Action
1 Minutes of last meeting agreed.
2 Apologies for Absence: Hugh Picton, Paul Richens, Wendy Mackenzie, Andrew Dakers, Kath Richardson, Sam Thomas, Canal and River Trust
3 Noticeboard:  Hugh reported that the planning application situation to install a noticeboard in the selected site has been resolved and the notice board will be forthcoming. HP
4 Soup Lunches: These are held at Brentford Dock club room on the 4th Thursday of every month from 1:00 to 2:30, next one 27th September. Tasty, healthy homemade soup, bread and cake! ALL
5 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 18th September from 10:30 to 12:30.   All are welcome! ALL
6 Restart Project: These events are proving popular and will continue to be arranged.  The next one in Brentford will probably be at the beginning of next year.  In the meantime, find information on this subject at: https://therestartproject.org/RestartParty/ ALL
7 Plastic in tea bags: A very interesting article relating to the facts now appears on our website. ALL
8 Disability Network/Open House 2018: On Saturday 22 September Brentford and Isleworth Quaker Meeting House, Quakers Lane, London Road, Isleworth TW7 5AZ, is taking part in Open House London.  Weather permitting, visitors will be welcome to visit The Disability Network, Hounslow, allotment. Details of times etc can be found in the Open House programme: https://openhouselondon.org.uk/ VF
9 Brentford Festival: This was held, as last year, in Blondin Park on the first Sunday in September. BRAG took a break from exhibiting at the Festival this year but committee members, and other Braggers, did attend and enjoyed the other stalls and the glorious weather! ALL
10 Refuse and Recycling: A lively discussion took place about the mixed messages we seem to be receiving about what happens to the plastics collected for recycling (is it dealt with in the UK or sent abroad, is it incinerated or go to landfill etc.) Also, could there be a way for the council to collect cans separately as they are so valuable for recycling, for example by providing separate bins with an aperture suitable for drinks cans.  Perhaps even include plastic drinks bottles? Request information from Guy Lambert, Council member for recycling.  Also, ask about his recent visit to the other recycling plant and an update on collections from flats above shops. PH GL
11 Annual General Meeting: We discussed a date and Tuesday 13th November was suggested.  To be discussed further and final decision to be made. Ask Hugh if the Brentford Dock residents’ meeting room might be available for the occasion.

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
7pm at the Toll House, Brentford Lock.

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