A litter bit of GoodGym magic
12 runners ran to help the Oxford Direct Services and Oxford City Council in Oxford.
- Wednesday, 1st of July 2020
- Led by Anwen Greenaway
As lockdown eases and the sun shines, the parks and riverbanks of Oxford are the place to be. It's great to see people out enjoying the green spaces, but it's unfortunate that a minority of people leave litter behind, polluting the environment.
Well, never fear - GoodGym is here!
This evening 12 GoodGymers donned gloves, grabbed bags and litter pickers, and set to work to clean up some of West Oxford's muckier spots. 6 GoodGymers swooped around Botley Park, then cleared up a large amount of mess along the River Thames. Another 6 cleared up litter which had blown out of the recycling bins on Ferry Hinksey Road then made a circuit of Oatlands Recreation Ground. We were left wondering if disposable masks will be a growing litter problem as 2020 progresses.
We chatted to kids about not littering, told members of the public what GoodGym is all about, found the ever-present pants, but also socks and masks, and bank cards. In Oatlands Recreation Ground we loved the creative corner we found near the playground, featuring painted pebbles, jokes and fairy doors.
Report written by Anwen Greenaway
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