Capel Manor students helping us brighten up Brentford High Street

CapelManorDrawings.jpgThurs 9 May 2019 Students from Capel Manor College are helping us to green-up 10 brick containers which have been empty for many years, at Watermans Court, on Brentford High Street, opposite the Premier Inn. We saw the potential to plant in to these and Watermans Court which is part of the Co-operative Housing group, agreed for us to go ahead with the project. Air Quality Brentford is using funding received from a Hounslow Council small grant, alongside supplementary funding from the Co-operative Housing group, Thorgills and TeaPigs.

Each student has worked to a tight budget and taken the south-facing aspect in to consideration, they’ve designed one container each and will carry out this project before they leave for the summer holidays in June. This is part of our ongoing efforts to #MakeBrentfordGreener.



No Idling campaign

thumbnail_IMG_1587Saturday 4 May 2019 Thanks so much to OctInk in Brentford for donating the printing of these ‘I’m No Idler’ car decals as part of our No Idling campaign. We’re trying to encourage car users to switch off their engines to help reduce unnecessary emissions when stopped in traffic. Let us know if you’d like one for your car!

Our Make Brentford Greener weekend

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Saturday 6 April 2019 We had a great turnout for our latest community planting project at Boston Manor Road shops opposite Brentford Station, thanks so much to everyone who came out and took part. Continue reading

Trip to Bonnington Square

bonnginton square.jpgSat 23 March 2019 A small group of Brentford residents headed over to Vauxhall to enjoy some time admiring the peace and tranquility of leafy Bonnington Square and a tea. It’s really worth a trip if you can make it there yourselves sometime. Here are a few photos to help inspire greening your own front gardens, balconies and window boxes.

Poster for our Make Brentford Greener weekend

Whether you’re ‘green-fingered’ or not we can all do a little to make our front gardens, balconies and window boxes greener. Many thanks to Gill England for her lovely before and after illustrations made especially for our poster.

🌿Save the date: 6-7 April for our Make Brentford Greener weekend, please see attached poster. Green your front garden for happy 🐝🐞🦋and enter our ‘before’ and ‘after’ photo competition @agreenerlondon #MakeBrentfordGreener
🌻Let us know if you’d like to join in with planting projects on Sat 6 April, we’ll start off on the north side of Brentford Station at 11am but could do with help in advance as well if possible.
🌳Do you have a front garden we could help you make greener?
🍅Come and get some free veg and flower seeds at 11am, north side of Brentford Station on Sat 6 April, we have lots to give away!!

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Hounslow Air Quality Summit

IMG_1555.JPG26 February 2019, Holiday Inn, Brentford Hounslow Council have set up a Working Group to focus on ways they can improve air quality, and protect local residents, especially those with vulnerabilities like children and people with existing underlying health issues. Air Quality Brentford was one of the community groups asked to attend this for their input. The public meeting followed in the afternoon. Here is a brief summary of some of the speakers. Continue reading