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Climate Change march, 29th November

We will be joining the People's March for Climate, Justice and Jobs on 29th November.

To march with us, meet at Kilburn (Jubilee line) Tube station (on the platform) at 11:30 am.

More details about the march here.

Climate Day of Action - Campaigners tell Barclays “Stop Backing Fracking”

BrentFriends of the Earth members campaigned outside Barclays in Cricklewood on Saturday 10thOctober to tell the bank to stop backing fracking. The group used placards, bottles of 'fracking water'and leaflets to raise awareness, and a petition to put pressure on the bank over its investment in the dirty fossil fuel extraction in Ryedale, Yorkshire.

Barclays bank owns 97% of Third Energy – a company planning to frack very close to the North York Moors National Park. Barclays has a long history of funding dirty energy, but this would be the first time a major High Street bank is directly investing in fracking in the UK.

Brent Campaigners Push 'Open Door' to Local MP at Climate Lobby

Brent FoE members with Dawn Butler

Six members of Brent Friends of the Earth quizzed Brent Central MP Dawn Butler at the House of Commons on Wednesday 17th June as part of a climate change lobby of Parliament.

The campaigners joined thousands of concerned people from all around the country to take part in 'For the Love of' – a mass lobby to urge MPs to take urgent action on climate change. The Brent group focussed their views on fracking, solar schools, fuel poverty, and airport expansion, and found much common ground with their newly-elected MP.

Brent FoE Hustings - holding the candidates to account.

Brent Central Candidates Questioned on Green Credentials at Eco Hustings
Parliamentary candidates for Brent Central were questioned on their green credentials at Brent Friends of the Earth's Eco Hustings last Thursday in Willesden. 
Green candidate Shahrar Ali, Labour’s Dawn Butler, Conservative Alan Mendoza and UKIP's Stephen Priestley, along with Ollie Hayes, Campaigner for Friends of the Earth, were on the panel. FoE campaigner Rose Dickinson took the chair. The panel faced an audience of about 60 local residents and party supporters at the Learie Constantine West Indian Association.

Environment Hustings for Brent Central

Download an A4 poster  or an A5 flyer to print off and distribute

Flood Meeting - Kilburn Times Reports

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.

Our banner on the Time to Act March

Some photos of Brent FoE members at the Time to Act march on Saturday March 7th.

Meeting on Flooding with Guy Shrubsole

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.

Brent FoE response to Council budget.

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: