Deya completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Deya was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Deya is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
Eight runner set out for another mission at the Haven. This place is truly magical... nicely tucked away in the depth of clay bottom, the allotment is hard to find, even for people who have been there many many times (myself included)...
Tim and newest goodgym recruit Deya got so lost that a stranger gave them some bananas and kindly pointed them in the right direction. Once the team was finally reunited, we split up in three goups.
Laura and Julie tackled some nettles whilst Russ, Steve and Stuart cleared the ground to make room for the foundation of a new hut soon to be build. The rest of us cleared a overgrown area which looked more like a jungle than a plant bed. With eager hands we dug deep and removed some unwanted horseradish and weeds. One Goodgymer struck not gold but water, which sadly was not to a moment of joy... it soon become clear that a newly installed waterpipe had been hit... ironically the every same pipe had been installed on a previous goodgym task... The organisers took the incident with lots of humor (thankfully) and were grateful for our help despite adding on more work at the end of their day...
We promised to help to repair the pipe and will hopefully be allowed back to redeem ourselves!
All mishaps aside, we had a great time and it was great to welcome Deya on her first mission.
Another lovely session at the Haven for 2021. The garden is tucked away under the old railway bridge just east of Eastville Park. EastEastville, if you will.
We’ll be helping with a series of gardening tasks to keep the garden going
Location wise: it’s here - go right to the bottom of Wainbrook Drive, keep going all the way to the hedge at the end by the bins. Look right and you’ll see a (unlocked) steel gate to go through an arch in the old railway viaduct. Then straight ahead along the wood-chip path to The Haven. There’s a sneaky path from Royate Hill, too.
Unfortunately this run has had to be cancelled due to the weather. Aside from possible challenges on the task itself, the possibility of snow and ice means that its not possible for us to guarantee that we'll be able to safely complete the long (and uphill) route to get there so we've taken the decision to cancel now rather than leave it until the last minute
The pond at Henleaze junior school has seen better days. It's a leaking and the surrounding area is a little overgrown. What's more, the area isn't safe for the children to use unsupervised at play time.
Help us drain out the last of the water and prepare the space so the pupils can all enjoy using it safely again.
Note that this is a fairly long run so do be sure you're ok with the distance (with a stop for the task halfway through though!)
We'll meet at the Mud Dock (upstairs in the cafe) and you can store bags in their lockers. We'll be back there by 1pm when a few of us usually hang around for some lunch!