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A litter bit of GoodGym magic

12 GoodGymers made their way to help the Oxford City Council and Oxford Direct Services in Oxford.

  • Oxford runner
  • Anwen Greenaway
  • Bethan Greenaway
  • Mark
  • James
  • Trev
  • Sarah
  • Sarah McFadden
  • Vicky Arnold
  • Oxford runner
  • David
  • Ginny
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.

Good work team - lovely to be back enjoying your company on Wednesday evenings, and great to welcome some new faces Karen, GinnyGinny, and Chris!

Report written by Anwen Greenaway

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Anwen Greenaway
Led by Anwen Greenaway

Goodgym Coordinator for Oxford. Trail runner, often muddy.

GoodGymers helping out
  • Photographers

    Take photos for the session report

    • Mark
    • Trev
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Bethan Greenaway

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