Planting project Brentford Station

25mar photos.jpgSunday 25 March 2018 The first day of British Summer Time, the daffodils on the grassy slope north of Brentford Station are about to flower and with South Western Railway’s permission we built on our original planting project on 3 December.  Continue reading

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Future of London leaders event

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Monday 26 February 2018 We were invited to an event at West London University organised by Future of London for their Future London Leaders. The candidates have been recognised by their various companies as future decision makers and they are taking part in this 6 month course. Continue reading

Trip to Bonnington Square

bonnington_square_trip_dec17.jpgMonday 4 December 2017 We invited our Brentford Councillors to visit Bonnington Square with us to experience in person this amazing green enclave on the outskirts of a busy traffic zone. Taking the train from Brentford to Vauxhall, we walked through the tunnel at South Lambeth Place, across the road and down Langley Lane. Already containers of all shapes and sizes sat outside homes, overflowing with plants. Space had been made around the bases of trees to plant grasses, shrubs and palms. The garden at the centre of Bonnington Square has made full use of the space, transforming it in to a haven of calm for all to use. Residents around the square have fully embraced the value of green infrastructure and have integrated plants wherever possible, bringing life to otherwise uninspiring streets. It’s great to see how the square changes throughout the year – see our September trip here.

Our aim is to make Brentford’s streets and spaces a lot greener to help mitigate the harmful effects of traffic pollution, by adding shrubs, bushes, hedges, trees and planting wherever possible. Hope you’ll join us in this venture!!

Response to Hounslow Council’s Air Quality Action Plan consultation

8 December 2017 

Referring to p27 of the AQAP, see Figure 10, we are bemused that Brentford is not included as one of TfL’s 187 Focus Areas for air quality across London, within the M4/A4 Corridor, for air quality across London. Continue reading

Orchard Road planting day

orchard road planting day 3dec17.jpgSunday 3 December Thanks so much to everyone who came along to plant 1600 spring bulbs on the grassy bank by Brentford Station and Orchard Road at the weekend. We were successful in our application for free spring bulbs from the Metropolitan Gardening Association (MPGA) which were generously donated by O A Taylors Bulbs in Holbeach, Spalding. Continue reading

Bonnington Square, Vauxhall

bonnington_square.jpgBonnington Square is an inspiration. Just seconds from the busy main roads around Vauxhall station stands a community-lead garden which spills out with infectious abundance on to the surrounding roads. Every opportunity to plant under trees has been taken, road corners transformed in to islands with palm trees and lush green planting. The results of this effort is a haven away from the urban traffic just at the end of the street. The plants naturally help to clean the air by trapping sticky particulates and converting CO2 to O2 for our benefit. It’s a beautiful, tranquil environment which make you want to be outside. Some tips perhaps for making Brentford a greener place to live…

Brentford Festival

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Sunday 3 September A slightly windier rainier day than expected greeted us in Blondin Park for our stand at Brentford Festival. We’d invited Tesla, Mitsubishi, Nissan and BMW to showcase their electric and hybrid vehicles and ChargeMaster to display their charging technology as an alternative to diesel and petrol cars.

We also wanted to get support for our planting projects to make Brentford greener in certain places to help mitigate the harmful effects of traffic pollution. We hope to see you again on one of our gardening projects.

If you didn’t get a chance to read our information posters here they are again.  Continue reading