Spring 2013 Newsletter

Newsletter Spring 2013

Newsletter Spring 2013 – Brentford Market is Back!

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What to do with Plastic Bags?

Some of Ruk’s mobiles made out of plastic bags. These look well inside where the light shines on them or can be used most effectively to scare off the birds outside.

They are made by cutting plastic bags into long strips (cutting round and round, as when peeling an orange) and then simply tying  to something that can be used to hang it by. The third photo has the strips attached to a small square of crochet made out of the same strips of plastic.

Plastic bag mobile

Plastic bag mobile

Plastic bag mobile

Plastic bag mobile

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A Canal Walk in 2009

We took a trip on a narrow boat from Brentford to Hanwell flight and came across people examining what can happen to someone who falls into the lock.

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King’s Cross Skip Garden

Paul started up his own gardening business and took on a project to produce gardens in skips on a small piece piece of derelict land between St Pancras and Kings Cross station. Ruk was assigned to make a mobile to fly on the site made from plastic bags and a bamboo stick. Many educational school parties come to visit. This site will eventually disappear when the land is developed.

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BRAG picnics in Boston Manor Park

Boston Manor Park

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Thames21 River clean up

Supermarket trolley

Supermarket trolley

Thames 21 regularly hold clean up days along the Thames foreshore.

This spectacular sequence of photos shows the mammoth amount of effort volunteers put in, as well as the organising team, to clear up the phenomenal amount of rubbish.

To find out dates of further clean ups visit Thames21

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