Greener Borough – Addressing the Climate Emergency workshop on 8 October

Hounslow Council wants to create a borough where residents feel proud to live and work and which is clean, green and sustainable.  In June 2019 the borough council declared a climate emergency.  This committed the council to develop a climate emergency action plan by December 2019, setting out how the council will work towards becoming carbon neutral, and ultimately zero carbon, as soon as possible. Continue reading

BRAG at Festival for the Environment

BRAG, Friends of the Earth and Disability Network Hounslow will be some of the groups taking part in the Festival for the Environment in Brentford on Saturday, 17 August 2019, from 11am to 4pm.

The festival will be held in Market Place, Brentford TW8 8FJ.

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Litter pick with Councillor Lambert on 21 July

Want to help keep Brentford clean and hang out with your councillor at the same time? Then join Councillor Guy Lambert for a volunteer litter pick at 10am on Sunday, 21 July.

The event will start at St Pauls’ Recreation Ground — entrance by St. Paul’s CoE Primary School, at the bendy bit of St Paul’s/Lateward Roads.  It will cover the park and surrounding footpaths, then Albany Rd to Ealing Rd.

Litter pickers and green Hounslow Highways bags will be provided.

Directions

Rail: Brentford.
Bus: E2, 267, 237, 235

Spring bulb planting at St. Paul’s Recreation Ground

Help brighten St. Paul’s Recreation Ground in Brentford by planting spring bulbs on Sunday, 28 October. Planting of the 2,000 bulbs purchased for the site will start at 10.30am – come for an hour, or stay the whole day. Please bring boots, a trowel and a flask. Any questions, e-mail martincase8@gmail.com.

Details
Venue: St. Paul’s Recreation Ground, Albany Road Brentford TW8 0PL
Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018
Time: 10.30am onwards

Apply to receive free saplings for your garden

The Mayor of London is giving away 24,000 free tree saplings as part of a scheme with the Woodland Trust and the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. If you’d like to take part in the ballot to plant two of these saplings in your own garden, please apply here.

The scheme is also giving away packs of 50 trees for community planting. Air Quality Brentford has two of these so are hoping to plant the 100 saplings in Brentford (locations tbc) on the weekend of 1-2 December. More information to follow.

 

 

Air Quality Brentford invites you to its AGM on Monday, 22 October

Air Quality Brentford invites you to its first AGM on Monday, 22 October, at 7.30pm, at the Griffin pub in Brentford. It will be an informal gathering, with a short summary of what AQB has been up to, followed by a drink. If you are interested, respond to airqualitybrentford@hotmail.com with “YES, I’ll attend the AGM” in the subject line.

Details:

Date: Monday, 22 October 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Place:  The Griffin, Brook Road South, Brentford TW8 0NP

Don’t miss the Brentford Festival and Tidefest on 2 September

The annual Brentford and Tidefest Festivals will take place on Sunday, 2 September.

The Brentford Festival began in 2005 and has grown into a major community event in West London, with visitors numbers rising from 3,000 to more than 10,000. The festival takes place in Ealing’s Blondin Park, and runs from 12pm to 6pm. Come along to enjoy live music, food, classic vehicle displays and local craft stalls. See website for details. Continue reading

Calling all green-fingered residents: Air Quality Brentford needs you at Brentford station

Air Quality Brentford is doing another planting project north of Brentford Station on Sunday, 25 March, at 11am (remember clocks will have gone forward one hour). The group has been given some large containers to plant in to and will be building on the bulb planting project on the slope. If you are able to help, it would be great to see you.

Orchard Road turns out to beautify Brentford station area

Community spirit is alive and well on Orchard Road in Brentford. On Sunday, 3 December, residents, many of them accompanied by children, turned out in force to plant 1,000 spring bulbs on the slope at the railway-station end of the road, near the King’s Arms pub. They also planted flowers in raised beds outside the railway station and on the eastbound platform. The pièce de résistance of the planting project was a small tree with lights on a timer. It will be lit for six hours every day in the Christmas period. Continue reading