Submitted by ian on Tue, 07/09/2021 - 15:04

A Flood and Nature Walk demonstrating how vulnerable Brent is.

River Brent Flood danger
Area around River Brent covered by flood alerts and warnings

 

Brent FoE will be leading a walk following (as far as possible) the course of the Wealdstone Brook and part of the River Brent from Wembley Park Station (meeting at 2pm) to St Raphael’s green space. Meet at Olympic Square (i.e. at the bottom of the wide steps outside the station).

We will look at natural life along the waterways, and consider how the built environment interacts with nature, and the possible dangers posed as climate change threatens to bring more flooding over the next few years. We will pause (at about 3pm) on the bank of the River Brent, near the Monks Park/St Raphaels open space, to launch paper boats with messages about climate change, and what we all need to do about it. Come along and make your own boat to launch!

Also bear in mind:

  • Children should be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for them.
  • Wellies optional
  • Assemble 2pm, boats on river/grassy area at 3pm
  • We will have fishing nets to ‘capture’ any boats floated down the river.
  • Participants can choose to break the walk at Stonebridge Park (station and buses)  or do the return walk at their leisure or with me.
  • Participants should bring water, snack and any medication they may require.

 

 

Brent FoE Hustings

Submitted by ian on Sat, 10/04/2021 - 21:14

 

 

On April 8th We hosted an online Hustings, with members of the Green, Labour and Liberal Democrat Parties answering questions of the public, Chaired very capably by local author and barrister Hashi Mohammed. Watch the full video above.

 

Campaigning in the crisis

Submitted by ian on Sat, 30/05/2020 - 10:50

  

Covid-19 - How to campaign


These are unsettling times for us all, particularly the most vulnerable in our society. The most important thing you can do right now is to keep yourself, and the wider community, safe. If we are to be effective climate activists in the future, we need to look after our physical and mental wellbeing now.

Friends of the Earth wins campaign to protect the climate from Heathrow Third Runway

Submitted by ian on Wed, 22/04/2020 - 12:28

 

no 3rd runway

Friends of the Earth Press Release:

Will Rundle, head of legal at Friends of the Earth, said “This ruling is an absolutely ground-breaking result for climate justice. We were fighting a project that would have had dire implications for present and future generations.”