8 runners met on a chilly, foggy evening to deliver some COVID leaflets to some of the streets of Welling. After no time at all, our dedicated road was finished and all leaflets delivered. We then took the opportunity to take a short detour past our favourite Christmas house!
We have been asked by Bexley council to deliver some leaflets to try and get as much information out to the public as possible. Public Health have printed leaflets which the council are putting out to the most affected wards – last weekend a team of Community Champions volunteers helped deliver to 4000 homes in Blackfen.
We have been tasked with the following roads:
Welling High Street
East Rochester Way
Hook Lane (from Churchfield Road to Yorkland Avenue)
Westwood Lane (from Bellegrove Road to Hook Lane)
A small army of volunteers, including a platoon of 8 from Bexley goodgym assembled at Danson Park’s English Garden this morning. Three of us completed a not-parkrun before the task, although in my case, mine was a not-half-parkrun. Orders provided by Nicky and Tom, we set about pruning the lavender bushes and weeding flower beds. After an hour or so, task completed, we. downed tools and cleaned up just in time as the drizzle turned to more persistent rain. Big birthday greetings to Emmanuel on his 40th birthday on Thursday.
We’re back to The Old English Gardens on Saturday to help with a touch of gardening.
Bring your own gardening gloves if you have them to avoid having to share.
There will be new protocols in place for working safely in the garden and Nicky will go through those with you when you arrive.
Car park: As from Saturday 8th August, Bexley Council have reinstated car parking charges at weekends and bank holidays until the end of September. This is usually from 10am, so you can avoid it by arriving before 10am. The charge is £3 and is by CARD ONLY.
It was good to see some familiar faces this morning following lockdown, with Matt, Emanuel and Gemma making a welcome return to the Goodgym mission team. They joined 10 other Goodgymers in the latest effort to clean up Bexley’s green spaces. After two weeks at Hall Place we returned to Danson Park. It may have been we were a bit earlier but Danson seemed a lot tidier than when we were last there but we still managed to collect a fair amount of bottle tops, gas bottles and cigarette butts. A number of park users thanked us for efforts including a woo woo from Jan Lake. For parkrun participants she’s the enthusiastic volunteer at the turn before the shale path.
We will be in the main car park next to The Stables pub at 11:30am.
🧤 If you have gloves, please bring them just in case, as last week there wasn't enough litter pickers for everyone.
🛍 Please bring an old carrier bag or bin bag if you have one so we can have one each and not have to share, this means we can keep to social distancing guidelines.
🚮 I do have a limited number of bin bags, but we don't want to have a massive bag each.
📝 If you're planning on coming please Make sure you sign up.
Last week we headed over to Hall Place for a bit of litter picking. Much to our surprise, the fields seemed to have been used for some lockdown Al Fresco partying. We stumbled across the aftermath of outside bbqs and picnics so decided to go back this week to pick up where we left off.
Luckily, it seemed the bins had been emptied since last week but we still managed to find lots of litter along the back of the field.
After a bit of a walk and each filling at least 1 carrier bag each, we headed back to call it a day.
Last week, we found lots of rubbish at Hall Place. This week we will back to finish where we left off as we didn't get a chance to go into the football fields.
We will be in the main car park at 11:30am. You may stay/leave for as long as you want.
Please bring your own gloves if you have them, and a carrier bag or bin bag so we can reduce the amount of sharing and stick to the social distancing guidelines.
I have a limited number of litter pickers available. Last week we ran out 😱
12 GoodGymers assembled at Hall Place this morning for the latest instalment of litter picking in Bexley’s open spaces. Rather foolishly, I was not expecting much of a task today, but was unpleasantly surprised. A quick tour around the car park filled up carrier bags before heading to the main green area. Awaiting us was the remnants of what appeared to be a party as there were discarded three vodka bottles, various food items, enough laughing gas bottles to make even Victor Meldrew chuckle. There was even a full petrol can so who knows what that was for. Fortunately there were some discarded bin bags left which we used to tidy up the area. With bags fully loaded we made our way back to the car park discarding the bags next to appropriate council bins. It was good to see some new members, Francis and Michelle, who both enjoyed the morning’s task.
We will be plogging around Hall Place to make sure it's left tidy for everyone to enjoy!
We will be in the main carpark for you to grab some litter pickers.
If you can please bring:
- carrier bag for litter so we don't have to share bags
- gloves if you have them
We will have anti bac wipes and hand gel. Please make sure to follow government guidelines