On Sunday evening, Niki & Harry collected breakfast and dinner items and delivered them to a homeless shelter in Golders Green. Harry kindly stayed behind and helped to distribute the food packages. Shout out to Paul for organising the mission!
Four Goodgym Runner‘s met to assist Parkland friends (Muswell Hill section) to litter pick. They asked us to work as a group removing rubbish from the bushes and banks at the side of the path. The Sun was out as well as the bluebells! If you haven’t been it’s worth a visit with fantastic views over East London. It’s good to be back doing some good!
shout out to Rachel on her 100!
This event is organised by the friends of parkland.
The Parkland Walk is the longest linear nature reserve in London at 4km in length, and follows the former railway line connecting Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace which opened in 1873. Its fame is now global as it often features on 'must do' lists for visitors from oversees.
Recent edge vegetation clearance has exposed a lot of rubbish and with plants beginning to shoot we have a brief window of opportunity to tackle the rubbish that is away from the path.
Sunday 10.00 - 12.30 Muswell Hill Meeting at the underpass on Muswell Hill and working towards Cranley Garden.
Junction of Cranley Gardens and Muswell Hill Road
Note to volunteers Please bring your own thick gardening gloves and sanitising hand gel if you can. We will supply gloves to those who don't have them along with litter picking tools and bags. Please wear strong boots and be prepared for any weather conditions forecast.
Additional guidelines Wear gloves at all times. Don’t handle needles. Look carefully at where you are placing your hands and feet. Be aware of branches at eye height. Work up slopes not down. Work with at least one other. Don’t get bogged down with heavy/buried items. Broken glass should be collected in a box. Waste bags should be left by bins. Wash hands before handling food. Please comply with all Covid regulations as required.
Goodgym Barnet are looking to help develop several small protected plantings of trees through Barnet. ( A Micro Forest)
A Micro Forest is a dense and rapidly growing native woodland in a small area. It will provide a protected habitat for wildlife, capture carbon, filter the air of harmful particulates and reduce flooding and soil loss.
Besides these important local effects, it is symbolic of our need to protect our wider environment and it is hoped it will provide an education and emotional engagement of our community. It’s also something that we will have to physically nurture as a group. Its a great fit for Goodgym!
The Council is interested in the project but we need as many people as possible to support the idea. For the moment please register your interest here and we will keep you up-to-date with what is happening as a rolling community mission. If you have ideas about how to promote this to the community please also get in touch. We want schools, community groups, artisans, news media and others to get involved.
Thanks to Daniel Mermelstein for introducing the idea to Goodgym Barnet.
Harry has completed their 15th good deed with GoodGym
Three goodGym members met at Stephens house and gardens for a gentle 2km run. It was a beautiful day as we ran through the local park and down some back alleys to get to Gleblands where we meet with Kat ready and waiting with her litter picker. We got to work and within an hour we had four bags of rubbish. Job done we headed home.
This community mission will involve a car to take food prepared by TIB volunteers in Finchley to a homeless shelter in Golders Green. TIB is a fantastic charity that is run almost entirely by volunteers we will assist.
Details to follow. https://www.togetherinbarnet.org/ Two cars required so second person to help collect breakfast from another address.
British Red Cross have been in touch to ask if we can help facilitate Ms B's discharge from hospital by moving some furniture to make way for some hospital equipment to be delivered. There are approx. 5 pieces of furniture to be moved to a back room to clear the required space. A British Red Cross volunteer will be on hand to provide access and direct the task.
We had come to help Mrs M daughter to prepare the house for her arrival back from hospital. Harry had just come from helping at the local Foodbank and I arrived on my bike. Mrs Ms single bed needed to be brought down to the living room and two rather large armchairs had to be taken upstairs. Made slightly more tricky by the narrow staircase and chairlift we eventually completed our mission.