We are the Brentford Towers Residents Association. The tragic events at Grenfell Towers touched us all, not just in London but all around the world, June 14th still makes me humble. It was because of Grenfell that the residents of Brentford Towers realised they had no voice to highlight the issues surrounding their homes, their immediate environment and community. So what did we do? We formed Brentford Towers Residents Association and we were born on the 4th of July 2017.
Brentford Towers itself is a lively, diverse, multi-cultural community located in an area of natural beauty with a rich heritage dating as far back as the Roman times and features in the Civil War of 1642 and the Battle of Trafalgar. Sitting by the Thames, the Towers also have links to the London Museum of Water and Steam due to the names of each of the Towers.
Our association was created by the residents for the residents and we do not advocate any political parties, views or opinions. The BTRA are simply in place to protect and promote the interests of the local residents and foster local community initiatives. We work in partnership with Hounslow Council, the Metropolitan Police and other local borough community parties.
We are excited to be here, we are glad you have joined with us and we hope you enjoy the journey to a better, brighter and even happier Community.
Not all Super Heroes wear amazing suits, fall from the sky, leap tall buildings in tall single bound, make an earth shattering noise or have many followers, but that doesn't make them less of a hero! Some heroes save us every day, silently, until the battle is won. Today, these Silent Heroes need us now more than ever so keep clapping, cheering and screaming the wonderful work being done by all our Silent Heroes from the NHS, Key Workers, countless volunteers and all the many, many un-sung who are selflessly risking their lives every single day; we will never be able to pay the debt we owe them. To you all we say a massive, massive THANK YOU!!!!
These are very worrying times for all of us. Now, more than ever, we as a community need to look after each other by staying at home. This WILL protect the NHS, this WILL save lives! Please follow the government and Public Health England advice on how together, we can beat this virus. Also, please follow the advice form Hounslow Council and use the resources published in its daily Coronavirus updates for help, support, volunteering and keeping safe;
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On 14th June, 2017 at around 00:54, a fire broke out on the 4th floor at a tower block in Kensington and Chelsea in west London, by 3am, the fire had fully engulfed all 24 floors taking 72 lives. Those lives included, brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, mothers, fathers, uncles, parents, grandparents; even the unborn.
None of them should have died, no one has been brought to justice so far, no one has taken blame. The pain and suffering is still being felt across the community. The 72 must be remembered.
As long as we remember them, they will never die, they will live forever, so remember them with the colour green. Remember them on Thursday 14th June at 12 noon for 72 seconds, hold the 24 hour vigil, keep the faith; remember!
Peace and love be with you all.
The BTRA is partnering with the London Museum of Water & Steam to invite residents to take part in an online exhibition on the history of our iconic homes. As a resident of the Brentford Towers Community, this is your chance to have a voice on how this exhibition can be structured and showcased. Its also a great way to be a part of your community by getting together (virtually) to support this important historical project and more activities will be published as the exhibition takes shape. If you'd like to know more and take part then click the Find Out More button!
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The next Resident's meeting has postponed due to the BTRA's close working with the council on themajor improvement works to alll six houses. Details on a suitable dateawill be posted here once a date has been identified.
What's going on in the house next door? Check out "Around the Houses" . Here you'll find information, news, updates and more on what's happening in all six Houses at Brentford Towers
HIGHLIGHT - NEW SIGNAGE ON THE ESTATE!
BTRA and HOUNSLOW COUNCIL would like to invite all residents for the opening of both Concierges
As you can imagine, it has been a tad difficult to know which house is which with all that scaffolding obscuring the names so, new signage for the estate is being planned for the long term. In the interim some new signage is being put up around the estate, for more news on that just click the "Find Out More" button
Yes, the joy of lights they do wonders don't they? They bring comfort and little sense of safety, especially in these dark and long nights of winter. New floodlights have appeared on top of each house casting bright light down to the ground below but, more is needed, particularly outside Green Dragon Lane School, the play area outside and along the back of Boulton House so, its nice to hear there are plans for more lights on the estate so yes, lights please.
At times things may happen around our estate but its not always clear to know who to contact or what to do so, if you have a concern please read the following advice.
Please remember, if you see anything suspicious or see illegal activities and it is not an emergency either:
Phone 101, or;
Contact the Brentford Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) by email: email@example.com to report it.
Reporting incidents is invaluable to the local police and SNT.
ONLY CALL 999 IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION OR IF A CRIME IS IN PROGRESS.
Brentford Towers Residents Association is a charity registered in England and Wales (1184230) Registered Address Cornish House, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0DE Copyright © 2019 Brentford Towers Residents Association and BTRA.org.uk - All Rights Reserved.