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Moving the golf posts 🚩

3 GoodGymers made their way to help the Clean Up River Brent in Ealing.

  • Luis
  • Sevan
  • Kash
Sunday, 25th of February 2024
Led by Kash

The recent heavy rains made the waters of River Brent high enough to put in question wading litter-pick in the river in Pitshanger Park, organised by the leader of Clean Up River Brent (CURB), Ben. The original event, planned for Sunday, did not happen. Did it curb Ben's appetite for a river clean-up? Certainly not! He decided to change the location to the river banks by Perivale Park Golf Course - a place which soon might be closed to create a new regional park.

Today's task had a model setup when it comes to GoodGym modes of transport:

  • Runner: Sevan πŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ
  • Walker: Kash πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ
  • Cyclist: Luis 🚴

All three arrived at the golf course car park to do a different kind of sport, not quite golfing! Instead of golf clubs 🏌️, Cathy from LAGER Can handed them litter pickers. In place of the holes πŸ•³οΈ, there were hoops for the bin bags. And rather than golf balls β›³, the GoodGymers were supposed to put litter - into the bin bags.

The teams from CURB, LAGER Can, Green 'S' Welfare Force Wing and GoodGym spread between two river banks. The GoodGymers chose the road-side of the river, far away from the danger of flying golf balls on the golf-course-side. That strategic move also meant that dropping the full bags along the road was much more convenient than taking them out of the golf course!

What we found:

  • Cans, bottles, snack wrapping 🍬
  • Flytipped garden waste πŸͺ΅
  • Golf balls! β›³
  • A Lime bike battery 🚲
  • A surprise πŸ’© (one of us stepped into it and cleaned shoes with magic tree bark!)
  • A syringe πŸ’‰πŸ˜±
  • A huge multi-game board 🏁
  • Giant hogweed in its infancy 🌱 - a dangerous plant Ben warned us about (he is assembling a team to dig out the hogweed in the upcoming week!)

What we didn't find (out):

  • Whether Luis is taller than Ben!

Report written by Kash

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