If you’re a budding green entrepreneur, come to Brentford on 28 July for Green Enterprise Brentford, an event organised by London Sustainability Exchange (LSX) and the London Borough of Hounslow (LBH) to inspire green enterprise in Brentford and the wider Hounslow area. Continue reading
On Wednesday, 10 February, a new pop-up shop and community space will be opening at noon in Brentford, sponsored by the London Sustainability Exchange and Friends of Cathja. The venue, at 129-130 High Street, Brentford TW8 8EW (next to the Magpie and Crown pub), will act as a charity shop for local organisation Cathja, but will also be a space for the community to use to put on workshops or just have a cup of tea.
The organisers are looking for people who might like to use the space to put on activities, and also anyone who has a few hours they could volunteer to help running it.
Get in touch or come along on the day to find out more.
London Sustainability Exchange will also be there with an illustrator to find out about residents’ aspirations for the shop and for Brentford. It will then hold an Cathja action planning day in the space on 20 February at 2-4pm in order to activate those aspirations and ideas!
Are you interested in learning new skills and knowledge that you can share with your community and contribute to a healthier lifestyle? Then come along to Brentford market this Sunday (10 January) to learn about Well Brentford and Syon.
Well Brentford and Syon (WBS) is an initiative of London Sustainability Exchange, which is working in partnership with LB Hounslow to unlock and develop the borough’s social capital. The programme works with local groups to find out what skills and knowledge would help them move forward and make sure they get access to them.
WBS is aiming to get together a group of at least eight people, who will take part in a training/action planning session in January, and in two or more (depending on what training is requested) skills training sessions in February/March. These skills will be shared with the wider community through a number of events during the summer.
Activities WBS is promoting include vegetable growing, bee keeping, cooking, cycle maintenance, healthy eating, meditation and yoga.
Meetings/training/events will be in Brentford or Hounslow.
If you can’t make it to Brentford market this Sunday, we hope to see you at a London Sustainability Exchange event. The next one is the Warmer Homes Workshop on 20 January at 12-2pm, which will offer information on energy efficiency, and advice on available services and grants. The venue is Age UK, Montague Hall, Hounslow TW3 1LD. Contact Mahfuz Chowdhury on firstname.lastname@example.org. More information at http://www.lsx.org.uk/news/events.aspx?id=3698.
Come along to a walking workshop on Brentford High Street on Wednesday, 27 May, from 1pm to 3pm. This is the first activity in the new Well Brentford and Syon project in Hounslow and aims to give people the chance to have their say on how the high street can change for the better. Continue reading
Tesco’s at Osterley are now taking old Low Energy Bulbs for recycling. The collection point is in-store, at the far end of the cash till row, alongside batteries, ink cartridges…
Homebase at Gillette corner take low energy bulbs as well.
Other recycling of light bulbs can be tracked on this map with recolight.
Remember the eco village at Kew Bridge a few years back? Filmmaker Dean Puckett has made a documentary about the village, called Grasp the Nettle. Check it out at http://youtu.be/BhvZgbMCKNE.
BRAG had a stall at Brentford market at the end of October, sharing a table with the Brentford Works, and had a very successful morning. We gave out about 100 of our cotton shopping bags and sold jars of home-made jams and marmalades for the Marie Curie cancer charity. BRAG committee members Catharine, Douglas, Hugh, Rukmini, Wendy and Virginia were all in attendance, promoting the fewer-plastic bags message alongside the free cotton bags, which are also available at Brentford Works. Check out the BRAG Flickr page for more photos of this and previous events: https://www.flickr.com/groups/brag/pool
Brentford Recycling Action Group
Annual General Meeting
The Docking Station
108 Brentford High Street, TW8 8AT
on Tuesday 19 November 2013
The fifteenth Brentford Recycling Action Group (BRAG) Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, 18th November 2014, at 7.00pm at the Docking Station, 108 High Street, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 8AT.
The AGM will comprise a review of BRAG’s activities in the past year, including our work at community events, followed by a number of presentations and a question-and-answer session. We will round off the evening with refreshments, where you’ll have a chance to chat with members and guests in an informal setting. Continue reading
Up to 3,500 residents living in flats will be able to recycle food waste for the first time this spring.
The new service from Hounslow Council – funded with more than £133,000 from the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) – will provide ‘caddies’ to enable residents to recycle food.
Cllr Colin Ellar, deputy leader of the Council and cabinet member for environment, said: “These new caddies will enable people living in flats to recycle food and be on a par with other residents.
“It also helps push Hounslow’s recycling rate up which is good news for the environment and council tax payers as less money is spent on land fill tax.”
The new service is scheduled to start after April. Officers from the Council’s waste and recycling team will be in contact with managing agents and residents’ associations to provide further information.