January 2019 minutes

Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting held at
The Toll House, Brentford Lock
on Tuesday, 8th January 2019 
 
Attending:   Douglas Benford, Patti Horsnell, Virginia Fassnidge, Rukmini West, Malcolm Crofts, Rupert Wyllie

No Topics Action
1 Minutes of last meeting agreed.
2 Apologies for Absence: Paul Richens, Andrew Dakers, Kath Richardson, Sam Thomas, Canal and River Trust, Sheila Churchill, Wendy Mackenzie, Hugh Picton,  Catharine  Browne
3 Noticeboard:  The plan to install a noticeboard in the selected site has been agreed and the result should be seen soon. HP
4 Restart Project: These events have proved popular and will continue to be arranged.  The next one in Brentford will not now be until next year, depending on Cathja finding new premises since they have to move due to the redevelopment of the south side of Brentford High Street. We would like to find an alternative venue and we will investigate inexpensive/free accommodation for a half day to hold another event.   Information on this subject and other restart parties may be found at: https://therestartproject.org/RestartParty/ VF PH
5 Street Care Team, Litter bins: the emptying of these and the problems regarding recyclable items were discussed again. It is of great concern, both to the environment and the fund-raising possibilities for local authorities, that there are no facilities locally to collect the valuable aluminium cans. Now that the Christmas holiday season is over, it may be a fruitful exercise to invite someone from Hounslow Highways to come to a future meeting to discuss this. Patti to ask Guy Lambert if he can arrange or advise who to invite. PH
6 General recycling: The previous item sparked a lengthy discussion about general recycling from Christmas cards with glitter (encourage people not to buy them?) to TerraCycle initiatives (TerraCycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the “non-recyclable.” Whether it’s coffee capsules, pet food pouches from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste.) See the very comprehensive, inspiring website: https://www.terracycle.co.uk/en-GB/ ALL
7 The Climate Tsunami: An evening of poetry, a film, music and conversation about Climate Change will be held on Saturday 26th January from 7:00 – 9:30 at The Polygon, St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH. Admission is free but donations would be appreciated.  Just turn up or contact wlr@postle.net
8 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 January from 10:30 to 12:30.   The Brentford Dock Residents Association have also started producing brunches on the first Wednesday in the month from 11:00 am. First one of the new year would have been Wednesday 2nd January, next one will be Wednesday 6th February, all are welcome! ALL
9 Soup Lunches: These are held at Brentford Dock club room on the 4th Thursday of every month  1:00 to 2:30, next one Thursday 24th January. Tasty, healthy, homemade soup, bread and cake! ALL
10 Disability Network Hounslow: are organising a fund raiser in the form of a Quiz Night on Saturday 19th January 2019, 7:30 – 10:00 pm. Tickets  are £10 per head and include a meal which will be vegetarian, Indian or other. The venue will be the Star Centre, 63/65 Bell Road, Hounslow TW3 3NX, near the Treaty Centre. Further details and tickets can be obtained by emailing ceo@disabilitynetworkhounslow.org or telephoning 020 8577 0956 (answerphone).

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 5th February 2019
7pm at the Toll House, Brentford Lock.

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