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.
The official opening of the Brentford Towers Cruyff Court was the centrepiece of a big community day for tenants which also included a football tournament organised by the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, DJs, a talent competition, face painting, food and drink and a local dance group and steel band.
The new Brentford Towers Cruyff Court is a joint venture between Hounslow Council and the Johan Cruyff Foundation and supported by the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust. Local children will be able to organise their own matches on the new pitch, which will also be used for coaching sessions provided by the Community Sports Trust.
Marcus Gayle, former Brentford FC player and club ambassador, was present on the day and said: “It is hard to believe the new court was built within such a tight space. The quality is there to see, and it will be a safe space for young players to enjoy themselves, have fun and create special bonds”.
Also, Marcella Phelan, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust Trustee, said: “The quality of the facility is fantastic, and you can see today all of the young people are having a brilliant time and hopefully, they will continue to come back and have more fantastic experiences.”
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"Every disadvantage has its advantage".
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"Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple".
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, keep the faith; remember!
Peace and love be with you all.
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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 - ESTATE UPGRADE
C/o Cornish House, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, London, Middlesex TW8 0DN, GB . Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Resident's face to face meeting has been placed on hold due to the pandemic. Details on a suitable date will be posted here once it is safe to hold one.
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.
The BTRA is proud to have the Brentford Football Club Community Trust as a community partner
The BTRA is proud to have the London Museum of Water and Steam as a community partner
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.