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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
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.
Bus: E2, 267, 237, 235
At a time of unprecedented increases in fly tipping and litter, Hounslow Council is finding it challenging to meet its commitment to making the borough cleaner and greener.
It has therefore organised a workshop on street cleaning this coming Thursday, 25 October (full details below), to seek views and input on people’s experiences and expectations both with council services and through its partner, Hounslow Highways, with the aim of improving the look and feel of the borough. Continue reading
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 next Ealing Green Drinks, on Thursday, 25 October, will be devoted to climate change, with a discussion on the theme ‘Heading for Extinction & What to Do About It’.
Co-hosts of the event are the Ealing Green Party, Ealing Friends of the Earth, Extinction Rebellion and OPEN Ealing; the venue is the Orchard Café, 5 Singapore Road, West Ealing, London W13 0EP. Continue reading
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.
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
Environmental charity Hubbub has launched the first of a series of campaigns to help reduce the amount of litter going into the UK’s waterways.
According to Hubbub, 300 tonnes of rubbish is cleared from the Thames each year. Typical city rubbish – small pieces of litter such as travel tickets, food wrappers, disposable crockery and cigarette butts – are a particular problem. Continue reading