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Scrape, sweep and snip!

2 GoodGymers made their way to help the City of York Council, City of York Council, and City of York Council in York.

  • Barbara Griffin
  • Kate Kaufman
Wednesday, 31st of May 2023
Led by Barbara Griffin

Beki from City of York Council met myself and Kate (who was doing her very first GG good deed - so give her a cheer πŸ“£!) at North Street Gardens.

Our task was to scrape moss and grass from in between the paving, sweep up the cigarette 🚬 ends and other bits of litter, and also trim one of the trees 🌳 that was overhanging part of the path.

We realised we would only have time to do a section of the path so decided to do half an hour scraping and sweeping 🧹 then finish off with tree trimming. Kate got stuck in with great gusto πŸ’ͺ with her hoe and soon had scraped clean an impressive section of the path, far more effectively than me who found the crazy paving sections far harder to scrape than the straight edges. Beki was sweeping away and soon we'd filled 2 green bags.

We moved on to the tree 🌳trimming - a lime πŸ‹ we think (Beki wasn't sure) as it had very sticky leaves and we had very sticky shoes πŸ‘Ÿ by the end. We managed to chop a decent amount from underneath so that people will be able to walk freely underneath it along the path.

After just over an hour, the three of us had made a good start on tidying up this area but there's more work to be done. I'm sure we'll be returning soon to finish what we've started!

Report written by Barbara Griffin

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Nicky Woodall
Nicky Woodall
Thursday June 1st, 2023 13:38

Thank you both, good work πŸ’ͺ

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