‘Make Brentford Greener’ front gardens, window boxes and balconies weekend

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Join us on the weekend of 6-7 April as part of our ‘Make Brentford Greener’ campaign to maximise the greenery in Brentford’s front gardens, window boxes and balconies, transforming our grey streets and outdoor space in to green corridors, to encourage biodiversity and wildlife, and to help improve our air quality. Let us know what you’re doing to get involved, and if you need help – it would be great to see some before and after photos. Tweet us @agreenerlondon #MakeBrentfordGreener #frontgardens #windowboxes #balconies Continue reading

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Clean Air Parents’ Network

The Clean Air Parents’ Network is hosting a Clean Air for Children Question Time in London on 6th February 2019. The event will be held from 6-8.30pm at St Martin In-The-Fields and free tickets can be ordered here. The event is open to parents, carers and those who want to protect young lungs in London. Continue reading

104 trees planted!

mayors tree planting.jpgSaturday 1 December 2018

This tree planting project was part of the Mayor of London’s initiative to plant 80,000 tree saplings throughout London on 1-2 December, in collaboration with The Woodland Trust and The Conservation Volunteers and will contribute to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy.

65 trees in the small park opposite Brentford Towers on Green Dragon Lane
(12 x Bird Cherry, 12 x Crab Apple, 12 x Hazel, 12 x Rowan, 12 x Grey Willow, 2 x Silver Birch, 2 x Field Maple, 1 x Magnolia Grandiflora)

The huge band of rain forecast to fall on Brentford during our Mayor of London tree planting project had thankfully petered out by 9.30am. Understandably this might have had an impact on potential helpers, however a hardy group of willing volunteers formed, including some from West Drayon, Acton, and beyond, determined to plant some trees on this designated weekend. It seemed that an event in Ealing had been postponed, and they found our listing on the Mayor’s website. Some people also donated the trees they’d won in the tree ballot, so in total we were able to plant 64 of the Mayor’s tree saplings in this location. Continue reading

The Mayor’s tree planting weekend

tree planting plan 1 dec 18_rev_final.jpgFri 23 November 2018 The Mayor of London is planning to plant 75,000 trees across London on the weekend of 1-2 December – it will be the largest community planting project to date. It’s in collaboration with The Woodland Trust and The Conservation Volunteers and will be a part of The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. We have ordered two of the community packs of 50, so we have 100 tree saplings arriving in the next week! Continue reading

Air Quality event at City Hall

P1030906.jpgTuesday 6 November 2018 We were invited to City Hall for an event which asked how community groups can help the Mayor of London improve London’s air quality. It was a positive meeting and a great way to meet further like-minded groups.

An opportunity arose to ask Sadiq Khan in person whether the speed of the A4 section under the M4 running through the residential part of Brentford could be reduced to 30mph. He made a note of our request and said he was reducing the speed of particular roads to help reduce emissions. Continue reading

Air Quality Brentford’s 1st annual celebration (AGM)

22 October 2018
The Griffin, Brook Road South, Brentford

The presentation from our 1st annual celebration:

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London National Park City fair

london national city fair.jpgSaturday 21 July 2018 We went along to the London National Park City Fair at Conway Hall, which kicked off a week of events and as a countdown to Spring 2019 when London will become a National Park City, and enjoyed listening to a variety of interesting talks including one from our neighbours in Chiswick Abundance London. Continue reading