February 2020 minutes

Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting held in the
Meeting Room, Brentford Dock      
on Tuesday 4th February 2020

Attending:   Patti Horsnell,  Wendy Mackenzie,  Virginia Fassnidge,  Catharine  Browne, Rukmini West

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1 Minutes of last meeting, November 2019,  agreed.
2 Apologies for Absence: Hugh Picton, Paul Richens, Andrew Dakers, Kath Richardson, Sam Thomas, Douglas Benford,  Cllr. Guy Lambert, Malcolm Crofts
3 Brentford Together: (London Sustainability Exchange, Friends of Cathja and Salopian Garden – Cultivate London). Dr Bike sessions will restart in the near future at Brentford Market from 10-1 on the first Sunday of every month. Other craft sessions continue on Cathja’s Barge. ALL
4 Great British Spring Clean: Councillor Guy Lambert will recommence  this activity in the spring on the third Sunday of each month from 10:00 am at varying locations to litter pick. Watch this space! If there is an area you think could be improved with some action, please let us – and Guy – know. ALL
5 Future Actions: We discussed what BRAG might focus on this coming year. We would like to hear constructive recommendations/suggestions from anyone.  We must certainly continue to promote and encourage recycling etc. and support Hounslow’s contribution to the Action Plan re. Climate emergency.  Projects will be posted on the website.
6 Creative People and Places: Written Word, Spoken Lyric – a new creative writing project starting soon in Brentford. The Brentford Local Advisory Group are about to launch a new creative writing project.  The details are still being worked on, but if you are from or have a story about Brentford and are interested in finding out more, please get in touch! The project will start on 17 March and run for 10 weeks. cpphounslow@watermans.org.uk
7 Cathja: As you will no doubt have heard, Cathja have had to leave their temporary premises in St John’s Road where they had continued with their successful charity shop.  New premises are being sought.
8 Marie Curie Coffee Mornings: These continue to be held every month in the Brentford Dock residents club room to raise funds for Marie Curie. The next one will be on Monday 17th February  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. 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 27th February. Tasty, healthy, homemade soup, bread and cake! ALL

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, 3rd March 2020
7pm, Meeting Room, Brentford Dock

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