Netley Road planting project

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Sunday 28 July 2019 Syon House gave us five huge containers they no longer needed, so we identified the area outside Netley Road shops as a spot which could benefit, and permission was granted from Hounslow Highways to locate them there.

Many thanks to Brentford FC for donations to fund this project. Thanks also to Syon House for growing some plants for us: Echinacea, Solidago and Rubekia. Syon Garden Centre also donated some plants and we bought some of their clearance plants to keep costs down, and dug soil from the garden to fill the containers for free. Continue reading

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Netley Road planting project

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19 July 2019 London becomes a National Park City this week!

Calling all Brentford Towers and Haverfield residents, please come and help with this planting project outside the shops at Netley Road on Sunday 28 July from 11am.

Do you have any plants you can offer for the containers? Can you help water and maintain the containers? Get in touch: airqualitybrentford@hotmail.com

#MakeBrentfordGreener #LondonNationalParkCity

Planting project at Watermans Court

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Thursday 13 June 2019¬†It’s been a couple of years now since we noticed the empty brick planters outside Watermans Court on Brentford High Street, opposite the Premier Inn. We set out to obtain permission and funding to green-up these containers and finally, on a very rainy morning, the project has been completed! Continue reading

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 Inspire Hounslow, 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.