Returning to the fabulous Southbank Centre roof Garden, continuing on our mission to help get it ready for opening again to the public. We'll be doing some general gardening duties including weeding and painting planters as well as moving crushed concrete to make new pathway.
Please bring your own gloves if you have, or can provide you some.
We've been asked to help clear earth from the walkway at Kew Bridge so that water drains easier into the river and the path can be washed down and kept litter free.
We will then come back at a later date to wash down and paint the wall to make it an even lovelier place for local people!
I ran up the hill to meet Ms M on a warm evening, and she was ready with her shopping list and cash as usual. I managed to find everything on the list and Ms M even commented on how quick I was getting back! She was very grateful as always and gave me a friendly warning to be careful over the weekend due to the high temperatures forecasted. Thanks Ms M!
We were back helping Jan from the Friends of Turnham Green tonight, clearing and tidying up the rockery on Turnham Green, and planting flowers in the wild flower meadow.
Don’t grow there Andy and I took on the long grass and won, strimming and raking the area beside the meadow.
Let it grow While Lucy, Klara, Emily and Letícia were planting trays of plug plants. It was a barmy night in Chiswick and with many people out walking through the Green there were plenty of people stopping to ask about the meadow and thank us for our efforts.
Been around the rock a few times Meanwhile over at the rockery the mountain of youth as I shall call them from now on; Will, Chris, Remy and Ben were putting their backs into it clearing the rockery of weeds and litter. Alanna and Beth were team logistics ferrying the unwanted weeds over to the other side of the green for collection.
We got plenty done and made the most of the warm temperature 🙌🏻
As part of the Great British Spring Clean , Brent Goodgym joined up with Brent Council & Veolia who provided us with bin bags, litter pickers and gloves to help clear Willesden High Street of litter . We split into teams of three: Samina, James and Emily tackled the area around the library, Liz, Claudia and Valentina started on one side of the high street, and Pete, Sabina and Tabitha took the other side. After a good litter session we had filled four bags of rubbish plus four bags of recycling
With the street looking much cleaner, Veolia drove up to collect our bags, and we headed off home (some via the pub) knowing that what is good for our environment is good for our mental and physical health too.
Thank you for all the hard work, look forward to seeing you all again soon [Friday's mission at the foodbank here]https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/foodbank-clear-up-a54b7a61-5436-4ac5-9d8f-d43a9cc21d9b)
Friends of Turnham Green have asked us for our continuing help with their efforts to make the rockery and meadow an inviting place for bees and local people alike!
Meet Jan at the rockery to lend a hand at this lovely public place - don't forget to maintain distance and bring your gloves and sanitiser.
North Paddington Foodbank is currently based out of St Luke's church on Fernhead Road, near Queen's Park station.
The task will run every Friday evening from 5.30pm and go no longer than 6.30pm. Do ensure you turn up on time to ensure that you get a chance to help with the activities a there is a chance that after 6pm there may not be that much work left.
They really need our help as every week they have to pack the foodbank away as the church then needs the space for it's weekend activities.
Come and join this community mission and help the essential service.
The foodbank needs to know how many volunteers will be joining a week in advance so please only sign-up if you know you can make it and let me know as soon as possible if you do have to pull out.
I ran up the hill on a distinctly summery evening and did it in my best time yet! I met Ms M who was prepared with her shopping list and cash. I managed to get everything on this list and get it back to Ms M in good time, before heading home to enjoy the rest of the warm evening.
We are joining Brent Council and Veolia and holding a clean-up event as part of the Great British Spring Clean. Veolia will provide ourgroup of #LitterHeroes with the tools and clear away the bags afterwards.
We will meet at Willesden Green Tube and do a clean sweep of the high street.
There are enough tools for six of us, and if any more join in we can split into separate groups with some of us picking and the rest keeping fit