Join BRAG at the Brentford Festival this Sunday

If you’re heading to the Brentford Festival this Sunday, 4 September, be sure to drop by the BRAG stall and meet us in person. And while you’re at it, check out some of the other charities and local businesses that will be present, and enjoy some fine food and entertainment.

The festival will be held in Blondin Park in Ealing and runs from noon to 6pm. Admission is free.

See you there!

Getting to Blondin Park:
Access: Boston Manor and Windmill Road
Transport: Tube: Boston Manor (Piccadilly line) Northfields (Piccadilly line), Bus: E8, E3

Surfers Against Sewage mounts campaign to reduce plastic waste

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) has launched a campaign, called Message in a Bottle, to encourage the introduction of deposit-return systems for single-use plastic bottles in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The campaign aims to educate the public, and via a survey and social media actions, show public support for the system, under which a small deposit of between 10–20p would be added to the purchase price of drinks containers.

Consumers would be provided with opportunities to easily reclaim their deposit when they dispose of the product at collection points. Continue reading

Our Future London – Emerging Economies and Green Business Seminar

London Sustainability Exchange (LSx), in collaboration with Siemens, is holding a series of “provocation seminars” on Mayor Sadiq Khan’s first six months in office. The second seminar, “Our Future London – Emerging Economies and Green Business Seminar”, will take place Thursday, 8 September, from 6pm to 8.30pm in the Royal Victoria Docks area of Docklands (see bottom of article for venue details). Continue reading

May 2016 minutes

Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting held in the
Toll House, Brentford Lock, Brentford Dock on Tuesday 5 May 2015

Attending: Patti Horsnell, Hugh Picton, Douglas Benford, Rukmini West, Catharine Browne, Chelsea Edwards


No Topics Action
1 Minutes of last meeting agreed.
2 Apologies for Absence: Michelle Aspinall-Baker, Paul Richens,  Kath Richardson, Virginia Fassnidge, Wendy Mackenzie, Andrew Dakers, Louisa Perkins, LBH, Sam Thomas, Canal and River Trust
3 Noticeboard: Hugh contacted Rachel Victor-Sampson and following his conversation Patti forwarded the relevant string of emails.  We await further news; in the meantime, we will endeavour to find a suitable person from the High Street Steering Committee or Brentford Chamber of Commerce to follow up proposals for a community noticeboard in the Market Square. PH HP AD
4 Marie Curie Coffee Mornings: These continue to be held every month in the Brentford Dock club room to raise funds. The next one will be on Monday 18th May from 10:30 to 12:30.  Please attend all who are available – a very pleasant way to spend some time and for a very good cause. They are also holding a High Tea on Friday 26th June from 3:15 to 5:30.  This will include sandwiches, cake, scones and more for a very modest price of £5:50 which will be donated to Marie Curie.  It is hoped that as many BRAG members as possible will attend – it should be fun! ALL
5 RECYCLING COMPOSITE PACKAGING: Trials are progressing. Louisa will keep us informed as and when there is any news. LP
6 BRENTFORD FESTIVAL 2015: Sunday, 6th September. As last year, this will be held in Blondin Park.  Please note your diaries! ALL
7 GRANT MONITORING: As nothing further has been heard, it would appear that our report was received and is satisfactory. HP PH
8 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS UNIT at LBH: Dr Ellie Francis-Brophy, Principal Investment Officer, invited BRAG to participate in a compost giveaway day event to be held at the Church Road Community Allotment, Hanworth, on Saturday 30th May from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. It was agreed that due to the distance and short notice we would not take part but would pass on the information and encourage as many members as possible to attend.


NEXT MEETING Tuesday 2 June 2015

to start at 7pm in the Toll House, Brentford Lock

Screening of ‘Plastic Planet’ in Ham on 24 March

Green Screen will host a screening of ‘Plastic Planet’ on 24 March at 7.15pm at the Ham Library community space.

The film, by Austrian film director and writer Werner Boote, presents Boote’s personal view of plastic and how it has found its way into every facet of our daily lives. He takes us on a journey around the globe, showing that plastics have become a threat for both environment and human health.

Doors open at 7pm, and film starts at 7.15pm at the Ham Library community space, Ham Street, Richmond TW10 7JG.

Entrance is free, but there is a suggest donation of £ 3 to cover costs. Light refreshments will be on offer.

To get to the library, take bus 371 from Kingston or Richmond to Ashburnham Rd.
Or take the 65 bus to Ham Common and walk down Ham Street towards Ham Library, a journey of about 5-10 minutes.