Saturday 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
July 2018 It’s been a year in the making for various reasons but our short film Grab a Breath in collaboration with campaign group Doctors Against Diesel is now finished. It features children from the school council at Green Dragon School in Brentford and they did a great job at asking Doctor Norrice Liu questions about air pollution.
You can view it here on YouTube, it’s only 6 minutes long:
29 July 2018 We also added some plants and flowers to the concrete container on Windmill Road to give it a boost. This is looked after by a resident at Brockshot Close, who we had a chat with. Apparently rubbish is quite often left in the container and we agreed to put one of our community planting signs in there to see if it makes a difference.
Sunday 29 July 2018 Pizzaiola on Windmill Road had put some plants and containers outside their shop but these were stolen a few weeks ago. We decided to put more planting there as a community project to help green up the space. Continue reading
Sunday 22 July 2018 We were so pleased to have some cloud coverage on this hot summer’s day for our next community planting project. In collaboration with the Canal and River Trust, we planned to add greenery to the island at Brentford Gauging Lock, where the Grand Union Canal meets the River Brent, planting in to six containers. It was a glorious place to spend the afternoon, with boats passing through the Lock, the wildlife and birds, and some great company whilst making a bit of positive change. The canal water was covered in duckweed, a blue-green algae which starves fresh water of oxygen. The Canal & River Trust have cleared this already but it grows quickly in these hot weather conditions. Continue reading
Summer 2018 Our planting project at Hamilton Road is looking wonderful on the shop corner, and outside Hair at DJs and The Royal Oak. Many thanks to Griffin Park Residents and The Royal Oak for watering the plants and keeping them alive. Read more about the planting here.
Summer 2018 The planting project around Brentford Station looks blooming marvellous, even if we do say so ourselves. The shrubs have thrived, the spring flowers were replaced by summer bulbs, violas, hebes, lavenders, and an unexpected pumpkin plant have added to the variety in the containers on the platform and outside the station. Colourful cornflowers, poppies and summer flowers have livened up the slope beside The Kings Arms pub. Continue reading