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6 GoodGymers made their way to help the Crouch End Open Space in Islington.

  • John Shirley
  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Harvey Gallagher
  • Barnet runner
  • Dan Dunn
  • Angeliki
Sunday, 17th of March 2024
Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

6 Goodgymmers from across the whole of London joined the Friends of Crouch End Open Space for their wonderful monthly volunteer morning, helping with maintaining the forest trails.

Together, we met with David, Emma, Glenys and the team in Wood Vale before traipsing along the muddy footpaths between Highgate and Muswell Hill. Our main objectives for the day were to install some organic wooden edging around the main footpaths. Fallen branches, felled trees and logs are perfect for this! The objective is to keep walkers, runners and dogs away from newly planted trees and saplings in Spring.

Half of our team then helped with installing some wire fences towards Crouch End Meadow, installing stakes and wrapping chicken wire in place. Our other team helped with laying some temporary boards (made of donated decking and planks) to help visitors through the muddiest patches of the walkways.

We finished our session with a lovely picnic, hosted by local volunteers. Hot soup, cheese, bread, fruit loaf and cider to celebrate a great job well done.

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