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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venue: St. Paul’s Recreation Ground, Albany Road Brentford TW8 0PL
Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018
Time: 10.30am onwards
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 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 email@example.com with “YES, I’ll attend the AGM” in the subject line.
Date: Monday, 22 October 2018
Place: The Griffin, Brook Road South, Brentford TW8 0NP
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
Charity shop Cathja’s Kitchen Table in Brentford High Street provided the venue for the joint BRAG/Ealing Friends of the Earth Restart Party on 1 July. People were already waiting when we started at 12 noon, and it continued to be pretty busy for the next three and a half hours. Continue reading
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.
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
BRAG held its first Restart Party on 25 November. The Friends of Cathja charity shop provided a room for us to use for repairing electric and electronic items. Rishi from the shop, and Jo from the Restart Project were our fixers. West London Waste lent us some basic equipment, Jo brought his own repair kit and there were some tools available in the shop. Continue reading
BRAG members turned out in force for the Brentford Festival in Blondin Park on 3 September. The BRAG stand was devoted to plastic waste pollution, with display boards (see below) showing the devastating effects of waste plastic, especially in the oceans, rivers and seas, and how it affects wildlife.
The groundbreaking documentary A Plastic Ocean will be shown at the One Over the Ait pub at Kew Bridge this Sunday, 10 September, from 3pm to 4.45pm. Places are limited; to secure your place, register for the screening here.
The screening is part of the Plastic Ocean Festival, which has been showcasing a series of events from April to September 2017 in London incorporating film screenings of A Plastic Ocean, marine and riverine clean-ups, stand up paddleboarding, and educational talks by scientists and the team. Continue reading