Abby is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time
Saturday before last (sorry for the delayed report!) a handful of chirpy goodgymers gathered at the slopes for our usual hack n slash sessions, only to find that the area has been overrun with green grass, cow parsley and all sorts of vibrant vegetation. It's been lovely to see the progress made over the last few months, turning an apocalyptic bramble wasteland into a meadow fit for luscious new flowers and fauna!
The team got to work with their preferred bramble and weed destroying tools, whilst having a good old natter under the sunshine. We also welcomed Marion and James to their first ever Goodgym session! Both of them made a stellar effort lopping the stairway, we hope they come back again for more great work soon. :)
Thanks for coming along everyone, amazing effort! See you at the slopes again soon.
Come and join us at Northern Slopes at 9:30 to make the area look more tidy by addressing the regrown, defining the paths, clearing space for more trees as well as some litter-picking in the area.
We will be meeting at the top of Novers Steps. Look up manage.stones.burst on what3words.com to see the exact location.
Please bring your own gloves. Tools will be provided. As some parts of this task involve thick bramble bushes, please consider adequate clothing.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Abby completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Abby was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
On a sunny Sunday, eight volunteers arrived at Eastville Park. Today’s task: stopping the weeds around Eastville Park lake from growing too big and pushing the edging stones into the water. Spreading out along the lake edge to keep a suitable distance apart was easy enough, carefully taking out the weeds less so. Still many hands make light work, and soon the whole east side of the lake had been tidied.
We then branched out to clear a freshly chain-sawed pile of branches from a tree that had fallen in the recent winds off of a footpath. Now, imagine the Benny Hill music, heres a timelapse video.
After the tasks were done the group retired to the lawn and flower garden at the old bowling club for a well earned Elderflower cordial and cake.
We’ll either be helping chop up a fallen tree above the lake or continuing the weeding around the lake, or something else. But we’ll have fun and chat whatever we do.
We’ll meet at the hut to stroll down to the lake with tools, there are loos and hand washing facilities plus the infamous elderflower cordial.
The gate is at What 3 Words fact.turns.reach.
It's January, which means we get to do extra good deeds at all kinds of times on the weekends, woohoo! Join us for a good deed helping with gardening at the Berry Maze. Come with gloves if you can!