Submitted by ian on Thu, 07/10/2021 - 20:10

The culmination of our actions leading up to COP26 in Glasgow will be two national Friends of the Earth events – one to support divestment (including Divest Brent) on Wednesday, 3 November and the big Day of Action on Saturday, 6 November.

We would be very pleased if you could make it to one or both events.

November 3rd 

Barclays demo

Brent Friends of the Earth will be demonstrating outside Barclays Bank on Cricklewood Broadway. This is to draw attention to the vast amount of funds lent by the Barclays to fossil fuel projects (which accelerate Climate Change). The demonstration is planned to begin at 12.30 p.m and finish at 2.00 p.m. Meet at 12.15 at the Clayton Crown Hotel, NW2 3ED (just opposite.the bank). The more people who can join us the better.

November 6th

London Global Day of Action

This is a London-wide action (but part of a nationwide event) to highlight the involvement of financial institutions in Climate Change and consists of a march from the Bank of England to Trafalgar Square followed by a rally.

The time for the march to begin is 12.00 noon

For more details about the thinking behind this action see

Brent Friends of the Earth and Divest Brent members plan to go as a group.

Meeting places will be -

Queens Park Station, on the platform, at 11.00 am.

(Any problems call Simon on his mobile 07905 879397)

Kilburn Station, on the platform, at 11.00 am.

(Any problems call Pam on her mobile 07985 375798.)

And outside Mansion House on Wallbrook, EC4N 8BH

(Any problems call Simon or Pam)

Meet at whichever location you prefer.

Bunting stall in Queens Park

Submitted by ian on Mon, 18/10/2021 - 10:22

The final of our stalls making bunting with messages to send to COP26 took place outside the Queens Park Farmers' Market on October 17th.

It was a lively event, with adults and children joining in enthusiastically to decorate bunting pennants which will stay up outside Salusbury School for a while.

Below are some photos from the event, as well as a short video compiled by Martin Francis.



Bunting from Tulip Siddiq MP
Bunting from Tulip Siddiq MP

Brent FoE Flood and Nature Walk 26th September - report and pics

Submitted by ian on Tue, 28/09/2021 - 11:10

Nineteen people turned up for our walk along the Wealdstone Brook and River Brent, looking at the way this natural feature had been built upon and hidden, and highlighting the possible danger of flooding as climate change continues.

Martin Francis pointed out the route of the waterways, sometimes hidden under high tower blocks, with further development ongoing. Some parts of the walk took us through harsh concrete landscapes, some through much more pleasant environments, with well-used open spaces and some attractive meadowland (though in some places it was apparent that the invasive Japanese Knotweed still posed a threat).

The group paused at the pleasant shingle riverbank, where people made paper boats, which were adorned with messages about climate change, and launched into the water. Martin was also on hand to catch the boats downstream in his nets. Other boats made by Cllr Janice Long and Ruth Kitching, will be sent to Glasgow to be incorporated into an installation to be erected outside the COP26 meetings.

A more detailed account of the walk and issues behind it can be found on Martin's blog here.

Photos below are by Barney Laurance:


Martin talking

Our bunting stalls in Harlesden and Wembley

Submitted by ian on Fri, 10/09/2021 - 19:31

Here are some pictures from our stall in Harlesden on 10th September and Wembley on 25th September. Lots of engagement with people of all  ages - children were particularly keen to send a message about what should be done to stop climate change. More reporting and pictures at….

 Next stall on October 17th in Queens Park. Details on front page.



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