Many good projects to enjoy.
Mixture of tasks which could include:
Clearing/raking the orchard of leaves.
- Cutting back herbaceous growth
- Pruning apple trees
Please bring your own gloves. All other tools will be provided.
7 Goodgymers volunteered at the Bath Pavillion with BEMS. The group invited to the centre for their vaccine were categorised as those with serious medical conditions that have been advised to shield since last March. As this group are very vulnerable we were all asked to undertake a covid lateral flow test.
After all receiving the all clear we were briefed on our roles.
We had the whole flow covered in the centre. Our roles essentially ensured that the people invited for their vaccinations were checked before they moved through the building whilst maintaining social distancing and exited back to their cars so their was minimal time spent at the centre.
From the door, Emily braved the freezing temperatures and managed the flow into the building, Helen then asked a series of questions to ensure they could have the vaccine. A BEMS offical checked them in and then Doristook their temperature and put gel on their hands.
Whilst Mary marshalled the side of the building for those attending who required assisted access. She performed temperature checks and asking the series of questions before sending them into the main hall.
Well done to all involved and for being part of our local fight against coronovirus!
5 of us went to task on planting up fruit trees and Christmas trees. All the fruit trees were already a sufficient size and planted in a square shape for an orchard to come to fruitation. Holes of roughly 2 foot were dug in for tree establishment. They were then staked, tied in and wood chip over for stability and weed repressing. Visitors to the weir can enjoy seeing their progression over the following months. The fruit trees stood proud with the river in the background. Good gymers felt satisfied to see an orchard unfold in front of them.
Small Christmas trees were planted in a circular fashion for a different planting style effect and a varied landscape to unfold.
Everyone seemed pleased with thier efforts.
There are four roles which will be allocated on the day. These include:
1) Parking access steward 2) Front door steward 3) Back door steward 4) Main hall steward
The shift is 11:45 - 1615 Full briefing, appropriate supervision and personal protective equipment will be available to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers and patients. Shifts will be approximately 4.5 hours long
If you sign up to this mission, I will email you a copy of the agreement from the task owner and a risk assessment which you will need to tick to show you understand
Well done to the Goodgym members who tackled the wind for a flyering time in Whiteway.
We delivered leaflets on behalf of AgeUk to notify the residents of the services provided during this difficult time.
Picture taken post flyering enjoying the view over the city.
Meet at the junction between Kelston Way and East Way.
It is imperative especially during lockdown that the elderly residents are Bath are aware of the services that can be provided by Age UK
The last delivery of leaflets had a very positive response and Age UK would like us to deliver more this month.
The area covered will be in the Whiteway area of Bath. Here are the roads:
*Kelston view *North Way *St Michaels road *East Way *East Close *West Close *Haycombe Drive *Windrush Close *Rosewarn Close *Blagdon Park
I will hand out the leaflets at the starting locations and we will head off individually to deliver the leaflets.
A team of Goodgym volunteers arrived at Alice park on a sunny wintery day ready to get stuck in. Following a short briefing, we were allocated our socially distant spots, given the tools and the rest was up to us.
Doris dug the largest hole and slowly began to disappear into the trench
Helen had the clay to contend with, forking it over and collecting in buckets ready for the sack truck.
Whilst Sophie worked busily in the main garden
It took just 2 hours for us to complete the trench. Now ready for the community garden team to plant their yew trees.
The task owners were very impressed with our efforts and couldn't believe how much we achieved. Well done team, what a great way to start a Sunday!
A chance to meet and welcome our Helen, see each other after Christmas, and learn about upcoming missions. Drinks and funny hats encouraged.
Alison Davidson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Welcome to Helen Time: Jan 12, 2021 07:30 PM London
Meeting ID: 949 0320 8605 Passcode: 391126