Chris Gudde

Hounslow

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Chris Gudde went on a community mission
Community mission
Hounslow

Zhuzhing up the Green

Wed 3 Aug
Report written by Michelle

Tonight, we met up with Jan, lead volunteer with The Friends of Turnham Green to tidy up our local greenish yellow space.

More often than not our good deeds involve some kind of destruction but that wasn’t the case today. This evening we were giving the not so green Green a little pick me up, digging up unwanted thistles from the meadow, watering and weeding the rockery and removing leftover banner tags from the railings around the green. We were so engrossed in the task that we almost forgot to take any photos 😱😱

After we’d done our bit to zhuzh up the areas Jan had asked for help with, a few of us set off for a gentle post-task run around the green and the common.

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Community mission
Hounslow

Working on the wild meadow at Turnham Green

Wed 3 Aug 18:30 pm
Turnham Green, 388 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London, W4 5TF
Help out at this lovely public area

Jan, lead volunteer at Friends of Turnham Green, has asked us to come and help out at this much-loved public space in Chiswick. We will be helping out in the wild meadow.

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Chris Gudde went on a group run
Group run
Hounslow

Stacking it

Wed 27 Jul
Report written by Anastasia Hancock

Last night was a GoodGym Hounslow first as we got to build our very own haystack! Although it very nearly didn't happen...

After a nice warm run down to the park where the route was kindly marshalled by the people working for the huge secret cinema event happening in Gunnersbury Park, we arrived to find a load of rakes waiting for us. So far, so good.

Off we set on our merry way, until we realised the directions were slightly more complicated than my tiny mind could cope with. Luckily we had Gunnersbury guru Chris to figure it out (ie properly read my email) and after a long old hike and an even longer discussion about what exactly a trapezoid is, we eventually found the place we were meant to be (we think. Hope).

We got stuck into an intense raking session which was also a surprisingly good arm workout, and soon had the makings of a very pleasing haystack. We are reliably informed that the reason the grass needs stacking is so that it doesn’t decay back into the soil, thereby replenishing the nutrient levels. The patch of ground we worked on was fertilized a few years back, and, without heavy management including pesticides it will get overrun with weeds. So all that raking will create a better environment for a more natural mix of meadow plants which would otherwise be out competed. So there you go - a great hay-based task!

Next week we have a community mission at Turnahm Green, and next weekend there is also the opportunity to volunteer at Osterley junior parkrun. Happy GoodGyming, one and all.

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Group run
Hounslow

Building a haystack!

Wed 27 Jul 18:30 pm
Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Turnham Green,, Chiswick,, W4 4JN
At Gunnersbury Park

We have been asked by the gardening team at Gunnersbury Park to help create a haystack following the recent heat wave. Come and spend your Wednesday evening helping keep this much-loved public space beautiful.

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Community mission
Hounslow

Pallet cleansers

Wed 13 Jul
Report written by Michelle

Seven of us hot footed it over to Cultivate London’s site in Acton to help with the preparations for their move to a new site.

Tonight’s task was to clear the stack of leftover pallets we’d helped to dismantle on a previous mission. There was also a smaller job to move the pots we’d sorted and stacked on another occasion. Nothing like seeing a job through!

As seasoned human chain pro’s we quickly got into a rhythm passing the broken pallets from one to another, and into two skips in the neighbouring yard via wheelbarrow. Nearby Emily sorted through the stacks of plant pots before joining in on the human chain action.

45 minutes flew by and soon it was time we were on our way to rehydrate, but not before we’d been rewarded with the fruits of our labour. One of our 5 a day taken care of thanks to a little blueberry bush 🫐

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Hounslow

Helping Cultivate London with tasks at their local sites

Wed 13 Jul 18:30 pm
Turnham Green , 388 Chiswick High Road , London , W4 2AQ
Lend a hand in this community space

Task Change please note!

We will be back to help out our friends at Cultivate London this evening as Jan isn’t feeling too well in this heat.

Meet at Cultivate’s Enfield Road site at 6:30 for a rewarding community mission!

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Chris Gudde went on a group run
Group run
Hounslow

Hose line is it anyway

Wed 6 Jul
Report written by Anastasia Hancock

We were back for the second week helping Cultivate London maintain their industrial trail, a beautiful set of flower beds in Acton's business district which aim to increase biodiversity, create a pleasant place for local people and support wildlife and nature in the area.

So after a 2km run down to their nursery site we met Romina and walked over to the site to help with various jobs which included watering, weeding, and, excitingly, using concrete to put in the new signs. As Jon said, we are always learning new skills at GoodGym!

After connecting the longest hose known to mankind, we got started prepping the area and picking out all those nasty old cig butts which take decades to degrade and often end up in our waterways. Luis and Jon quickly became total pros at laying the concrete and getting the signs up, before handing the job over to Chris and Emily.

Before long the place was looking even better, and ready to welcome local workers and residents. Great job everyone! Next week instead of a group run we have a community mission at Turnham Green, so green fingers at the ready!

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Group run
Hounslow

Jobs at Cultivate London

Wed 6 Jul 18:30 pm
Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Turnham Green,, Chiswick,, W4 4JN
Getting them ready for their move

Come and help out at Cultivate! This charity repurposes disused land in west London to create nurseries where they train young people.

We'll either be at their allotment space or doing tasks at the local school.

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Chris Gudde went on a group run
Group run
Hounslow

From hairy caterpillars to social butterflies

Wed 22 Jun
Report written by Anastasia Hancock

It was the perfect evening for doing good down by the river last night, with lovely warm conditions and a task that made a big difference to a spot loved by the local community.

After a warm up and a very in depth discussion about parkrun, we headed off on the mile run down to Kew Bridge, only to have to find a detour through the massive road works at the roundabout. We soon arrived to find Paul waiting for us with litter pickers, electric sanders and trugs.

While Harvey and Jon got to work sanding down the doorways, Pippa, Chris and Luis made a start on the litter down by the draw bridge. They soon drew the attention of passersby, who came over to thank them and let them know what a great job they were doing!

After quite a bit of plastic collected, it was Chris who spotted the dreaded balsam which was starting to take over and got straight in with a bit of bashing. It is this sort of expert knowledge picked up on previous GG tasks that may have stopped the stuff taking over the whole drawbridge just in time! Amazing work. Meanwhile Lucy and Harvey spotted some very curious creatures while they were weeding, which a bit of googling has revealed could well be a Red Admiral caterpillar - so keep an eye out for those guys fluttering past next time you're down by the river!

Next week we're going to be helping Cultivate London move a massive garden installation. Sign up here for more GG fun, and until then, run happy!

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Hounslow

Tidying up the drawbridge and painting

Wed 22 Jun 18:30 pm
Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Turnham Green,, Chiswick,, W4 4JN
at Kew Bridge

Active 360 have let us know the drawbridge by Kew Bridge is looking a bit of a mess with litter, so we're going down there to sprinkle a bit of GG magic and also do a spot of painting.

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