Community mission

Shrub it off

6 runners ran 4.0km to help the Urban Green Newcastle in Newcastle.

  • Andrew Robson
  • Newcastle runner
  • Newcastle runner
  • Amy Brew
  • Paul Smith
  • James
Saturday, 7th of September 2019
Led by Miranda

Today’s task was cutting back the shrubs and hedges so it’s easier for to see into the lovely St Lawrence park.

I arrived a little late... and joined Amy, Andrew, Paul and James just as Mike from Newcastle Parks was dishing out the tools

Andrew, Amy and myself got stuck into one big and knotted hedge whilst Paul and James made short work of cutting back a big leafy hedge

We managed to cut loads back, even in between nibbling on very ripe wild blackberries. Had a quick break to say hi to St Lawrence park regulars, Lurpak and Bentley and I accidentally stepped into some wasps... fortunately I was wearing some very thick socks...

We finished off the task clearing away all we had chopped down and Evan cycled in to help us too.

Really great task and we really could see the difference! Check out our group photo of us all standing tall behind the hedge. If you want to get involved, check out Harbottle Park tomorrow!

Report written by Miranda

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