Eleanor Greenwood

Kingston upon Thames

7Good deeds



Eleanor Greenwood went on a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

WEED come to get out of a bind!

Tue 24 Aug
Report written by Kate MacPherson

It was a pleasure to return to Edith Garden to support the work of Citizen Zoo with Elliot and his team on Tuesday evening. There has been a great transformation since our first visit a couple of years ago. It is now a more beautiful, well-maintained natural space which is litter free and accessible to all.

This local nature reserve is a safe haven for wildlife as well as offering people with disabilities or mental health needs the opportunities to engage with nature. Since our last visit, it now boasts an array of new features including bee boxes, bug hotel log piles, a beautiful pond, hedgehog rehab space and an abundance of well-supported local plant and insect species.

After a brief overview of the space involving many interesting facts about its journey and history (including its previous use as a World War II air raid shelter as remembered by local residents!), Elliot outlined our tasks for the evening. These included clearing the boundaries of the path to maintain the safe access by cutting back any plant life away from the path edges and pulling up any weeds, hacking away at nettles as well as ridding the space of the plant-choking, invasive bindweed .

Many of us chose to brave the nettles and pull at the bind weed. After a good session of clearing, pulling, lopping and hacking, we started to lose the light and had to stop to pack up the tools.

Grateful for Caroline’s baking, we were each rewarded with a homemade brownie! Who knew we could get a brownie and Edith too at our community mission today!

There are more volunteering opportunities ahead with Citizen Zoo at Edith Gardens this Saturday as well as future chances to get inVOLEved in supporting the reintroduction of water voles to the Hogsmill and join in the FestiVOLE ! More details to follow! Watch this green space!

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Eleanor Greenwood signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Gardening and landscaping

Tue 24 Aug 19:00 pm
Edith Gardens, Off Raeburn Avenue, Tolworth, KT5 9DA
Help shape the wonderful green space for all to share

Edith Gardens is a project overseen by our super biodiversity officer Elliot of Citizen Zoo and Kingston council.

We have assisted here before but some time back when it was even before grass roots level to help pave the way for this garden which allows access for so many to enjoy.

The project has moved on some so Elliot is really looking forward to us helping with some habitat management of the woodland and the pond area as well as some maintenance of the path. So under his guidance we shall be on full garden and landscape duty

Elliot's number should you need on route for this one is 07906402431

Suggest some long leggins and sleeves in your back pack for when you get there (just in case of heavy terrain)

The little map here for this one did not seem to useful so hope this link can pin it down more. It is just off Raeburn Avenue and tucked at the back a little. First one to get there then feel free to WhatsApp any more location deets to the others ; - )


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Eleanor Greenwood has done a 6 month mission streak. Wed 28 Jul 2021

Eleanor 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 Eleanor a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.

Eleanor Greenwood has cheered by other people 25 times. Wed 28 Jul 2021

Eleanor is part of a crowd that's making a huge noise. Eleanor has been cheered by 25 people - that's a round of applause just on their own. We hope they keep it up.

Eleanor Greenwood went on a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

🌿🍂🍁🌱Weed did it! 🌱🍁🍂🌿

Tue 27 Jul
Report written by Claire Dunne

We were in luck with the weather as we arrived at Searchlight to help tidy up the weeds at the front of the centre.

Armed with our favourite weeding butter knives Petra, Jassy, Elenor, Claire and Adam tackled the weeds in between the paving slabs while Marie-Noelle and Rachel battled with the giant weeds in the flower bed.

We had a extra challenge collecting gold confetti from a party and separating it out from the weeds for the compost.

The transformation in just over an hour was remarkable and the flower bed is now ready for some lavender which we look forward to seeing on our next visit.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting us.

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Eleanor Greenwood signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Help with the garden at Searchlight

Tue 27 Jul 18:30 pm
Searchlight Centre , Kingston Rd, New Malden, KT3 3RX
Allow members of Mencap to use the garden and enjoy the space

Michelle at Searchlight/ Mencap has reached out for some Good help with the garden area.

She needs some assistance tidying and cutting grass at the Searchlight centre so the members of Mencap and those that use the community space can meet in small groups outside. The task will be weeding, cutting grass and general tidying of the area.

It maybe a bit more overgrown than we have seen in the past so a great before and after photo op maybe?

Don't forget the gloves

Michelle's number should you need on route is 07745814050

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Eleanor Greenwood has completed 5 good deeds with GoodGym. Wed 16 Jun 2021

Eleanor is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time

Eleanor Greenwood went on a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

We saw an old bench and we wanted to paint it black

Tue 15 Jun
Report written by Freya O'Sullivan

On a beautifully sunny evening, a group of us repainted three benches just off Kingston roundabout with Andy from ID Verde. We'd previously cleared the area the difference was stark, with very little rubbish accumulated over the previous 6 weeks and someone actually using the bench (who we gently evicted).

It took an hour and a half to sand and repaint the three benches, accompanied by lots of local government chat.

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