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
Please join us at the 18th Brentford Recycling Action Group (BRAG) Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 21st November 2017. It will be held at 7.00pm at the Brickfield Community Centre, Brickfield Close, Brentford, TW8 8JN, which is the base for Hounslow Community FoodBox, Brentford (just behind Majestic Wine, 2-10 London Road). Continue reading
Green Screen, a nonpolitical film group open to all, is screening GrowthBusters, Hooked on Growth on 17 September, at Ham Library. The documentary tackles serious issues with good humour, challenging the status quo and exploring how we can become a sustainable civilisation so that our children can survive and thrive. Among other things, the film asks why a strong economy is more important to us than a survivable planet, and why population conversations are so difficult to have. 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
BRAG will once again have a stand at the Brentford Festival in Ealing’s Blondin Park on Sunday, 3 September, and we hope you’ll drop by to say hello. This popular event, which launched in 2005, is free to enter and is a community engagement day for the whole family, with more than 90 stalls and 15 catering units. See you there!
Where: Blondin Park, 40 Blondin Ave, Ealing, London W5 4UL
When: 3 September, 12:00 – 18:00
Members of the London Borough of Hounslow’s waste and recycling team held a roadshow on Thursday, 6 July, from 10am to 3pm, in front of Morrisons supermarket in Brentford to provide advice on the new recycling service and fortnightly collection. Continue reading
Celebrate the longest day of the year, and help Cultivate London raise funds for its youth and community training programmes, by attending an outdoor cocktail party at the Salopian Garden on Tuesday, 20th June 2017, 18.00-22.00.
A range of seasonal canapés prepared by Chef Rob Weston and his team from Michelin Star restaurant La Trompette (Chiswick) will be available on the evening, featuring fresh produce direct from Salopian Garden. Continue reading
Disability Network Hounslow will hold a fundraising meal and entertainment on Sunday, 25 June, from 12pm to 4.45pm at Kingsway Banqueting, 270 Bath Road, Hounslow, TW4 7DF.
There will be an Indian meal and live music, and all ages are welcome. Tickets are £12 and must be reserved in advance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or text Ashi Dhillon on 07403 134747 to reserve your tickets. Cheques should be sent to DNH, 63-65 Bell Road, Hounslow TW3 3NX.
All profits will go to Disability Network Hounslow, Charity number 1097010.