Air Quality Brentford invites you to its AGM

Air Quality Brentford invites you to its first AGM on Monday, 22 October, at 7.30pm. The venue has yet to be decided and is dependent on numbers. If you are interested, respond to airqualitybrentford@hotmail.com with “YES, I’ll attend the AGM” in the subject line, and AQB will update you on the location.

 

It will be an informal gathering with a short summary of what we’ve been up to, followed by a drink.

 

Do let us know if you’d like to join us by responding to this mail with ‘YES I’ll attend the AGM’ in the subject line, and we’ll update interested people on the location.

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Celebrate with Cultivate London on 1 November, and feast on local produce

Join staff and trustees of Cultivate London on Thursday, 1 November, from 5.30pm to 7pm, for its annual celebration, with a light supper using produce grown on its sites across London.

The event will be held at Wasps FC, Twyford Avenue Sports Ground, Acton W3 9QA and will be preceded by Cultivate London’s AGM at 5pm. From 5.45pm to 6.30pm there will be an informal talk, updating friends and sharing news, followed by questions and feedback.

If you can come, please book a free ticket by clicking on this link to help the organisers plan the catering.

Cultivate London is an urban farm and social enterprise based at multiple derelict sites in West London. It trains unemployed young people in landscaping and horticulture, and works to engage our community in food growing.

The organisation aims to have a long term impact on the lives of young people and change the way Londoners think about their fresh produce and where it comes from.

People’s Walk for Wildlife

Chris Packham and other wildlife-lovers are gathering in central London on, Saturday, 22 September, for a one-hour walk for wildlife. It’s a family-friendly event, and all are welcome.

Schedule:
10am: Meet at Reformers Tree, Hyde Park
12 noon: Infotainment
1pm: Walk: Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly, St James, Pall Mall, Cockspur St, Whitehall
2pm: Finish at Richmond Terrace

The event aims to bring together people who love wildlife, in order to create a unified, stronger and louder voice for making the changes so urgently needed to preserve and protect our wildlife. For further information, please visit:
http://www.chrispackham.co.uk/the-peoples-walk-for-wildlife

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

BRAG, EFoE highlight dangers of plastic pollution at Festival of Waste

Brentford Recycling Action Group (BRAG) joined Ealing Friends of the Earth (EFoE) at Brentford Market on 29 July to host an anti-plastic-pollution stall at the Festival of Waste organised by local mental-health charity The Cathja Project.

A plastic-bedecked octopus, created by EFoE for a previous event, caused a sensation, and we succeeded in collecting two and a half pages of signatures for Friends of the Earth’s petition asking for urgent government action to reduce manufacturers’ and retailers’ production of plastic waste. Continue reading

Join us at the Waste Not Festival at Brentford Market on Sunday, 29 July

A “Waste Not” festival, promoted by mental-health charity Friends of Cathja and other volunteer groups, will be held in Brentford Town Square at the Market on Sunday, 29 July.

The idea is to bring together groups and individuals who can create something from waste; share how waste can be viewed as useful; repair and recycle, upcycle, educate, enlighten and engage.  BRAG will be there, and we hope to see you there too.

2018 London Rivers Week starts 23 June

London Rivers Week will take place again this year, from 23 June to 1 July. The theme is Valuing Water, and the launch event will be held on Sunday, 24 June, at Ladywell Fields in Lewisham from 12pm to 3pm.

Alongside a series of guided walks, there’s also the opportunity to join film screenings, eel monitoring, clean-ups, river restoration, a dragonfly walk, kayaking, invasive species removal, fish surveys and much more. Continue reading

Friends of Cathja to host restart party on 1 July

Mental-health charity Friends of Cathja will host a restart party this Sunday, 1 July, at its shop on 129-130 High Street, Brentford TW8 8EW. Please bring small items of electrical/electronic equipment that are faulty, or not working properly, and our knowledgeable volunteers will see if they can fix them.  Further information about the Restart Project can be found at https://therestartproject.org/RestartParty/ .