Tuesday 8th September, 7:30pm.
Watling Gardens Estate,
97 - 135 Shoot-Up Hill,
London, NW2 3UB
We normally meet on the second Tuesday of the month, at the venue above.
The Kilburn Times carried the following report on our meeting on the risk of floods in Brent. As you can see, it drew a rather sceptical response from Councillor George Crane. We will respond soon.
Some photos of Brent FoE members at the Time to Act march on Saturday March 7th.
Discussion of local flood hotspots flowed when twenty people attended Brent Friends of the Earth's (Brent FoE) public meeting on flooding on Tuesday 10th February in Kilburn. Guy Shrubsole, Climate Campaigner from Friends of the Earth, gave a talk about the risk of flooding and what can we do to tackle floods and climate change in Brent.
The following is our response to the Brent Council consultation on cuts. Also downloadable below as a PDF document.
Response to Brent Council Budget Consultation from Brent Friends of the Earth
Our members are concerned about the cuts to Council services overall, in particular cuts to vital front line services. Whilst we recognise that Brent's income has been severely reduced, we do not wish to see vital welfare services axed, especially those for children. The vision of what will remain is stark and in some cases unrecognisable from the provision residents have come to know and expect as Council services. However our comments as a group focus on the impact of proposed cuts to environmental services. We also question whether some of the cuts proposed will actually save money in the long run:
Pam swims (or possibly treads water) along Kilburn High Road as we leaflet about our meeting on February 10th.
This joint letter from Brent Friends of the Earth and Brent Campaign Against Climate Change was published in the Brent and Kilburn Times this week (January 29th). The paper cut the final sentence.
The Willesden and Wembley Times has reported the latest move to apply for fracking permits in Park Royal, giving prominent attention to our press release and photo.
Click on the photo or link below to download a pdf version.