Weeding and preparing the site for local schools to plant veg in the spring.
It's Tuesday so it's a group run, meeting in (and returning to) Queen Square and leaving there at 6.30 - It's dark so bring a head torch as well as your gloves!
We’re back for 2022 and spreading GoodGym loveliness somewhere!
Changing facilities, lockers and loos are available at Workout Harbourside - bring your own padlock or inventive personal prized possession to swap for one of theirs if you want to lock your, er, locker. Otherwise it’s just an er. Make sure you’re back out in Queen Square for 6.20!
Corrie just completed a six month streak of doing missions. That’s so many bags of garden rubbish cleared and jobs done to help someone out and put a smile on their face. Give Corrie a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.
We had a great turn out this Saturday! 14 brave souls ventured to the slopes on a morning that could only be described as 'like standing in a freezer'. Not wanting to stay still for too long, we spread out and got to our usual beatification and bramble demolition.
With such a large group, we managed to get a fair amount done. The strongest of the group started by adding more stones to the mud in the path, while others got to work scything the pathways and keeping on top of the brambles. A special shout out to Russ for carving out a huge new burrow in the hedges!
Litter pickers found the usual assortment of randomness; traffic cones, chocolate biscuits, and smashed up guitars.
And the stairs look much more welcoming after the lopper crew cleared back the overgrowth.
Also we had a secret 50th good deed! Tom has just reached this incredible milestone, and deserves a high five next time you catch him!
To finish up, we were treated with some vegan mince pies from Julia, who is very happy with the work we put in over the last year. Awesome way to finish up an awesome task! Stellar work all round everyone!
With the wind howling outside this was the perfect task to be doing today. We made our way inside the church to look at the tree we were going to put up and decorate. It didn’t look that big lying on the floor!
After rolling out the barrel and collecting a pile of rocks we set about the task of slowly moving the tree upright. A bit to the the left, a bit to the right? Is it tilting? Quick put the rocks in the barrel to stop it moving!
Next was the lights, so many lights to put up. Sometimes the ladder was used sometimes a casual fling and other times the broom technique was administered. Coloured lights and white lights that would be turned on at different times. Finally the advent decorations were put on… but wait, is that a rope coming down from the ceiling? One last job to hang some decorations from the ceiling.
After the decorations were finished we admired our work (not too wonky!) with an assortment of biscuits.
Well done everyone for making it out on this blustery day. Until next time :)
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!
Help put up the Christmas tree and other decorations in the church 🎄
There are also potentially Christmas cards that could be delivered to local houses.