On a Thursday evening, GoodGym took to one of our usual sites to take on a not so usual task. While we'd normally be knee deep in garden soil, this time, task leader Kim sent us on a tour of the residential blocks across the Ingram Crescent community to refresh their notice boards. With fresh information up, Ingram residents will be kept in the know about what's happening in their community. We also took a tour through the lovely garden, and surveyed the wildflower meadow which we helped to prep last winter. There were no board GoodGymers on this task! Jacob, Tara and Tabitha also had the pleasure of welcoming back Angela who has recently completed a graduate degree. Congratulations Angela, and welcome back to GoodGym!
Team up with us to update the notice boards in all the residential blocks in the Ingram Crescent estate to ensure residents are kept up to speed with key information about what's happening in their community, and how they can get involved. Afterwards, we'll tour the stunning garden maintained by residents in its full summer glory - a garden which GoodGymers have also been a part in maintaining :)
Meet at the garden to start!
It was a cool, blustery evening when the intrepid Good Gym participants braved the wild corners of deepest Hove at St. Andrews Church to offer more help to those in need. Tales will be told of Frannies 100th task, poems recited about Rosie's first adventure with us having battled previously in Wandsworth and stories written about Roy's (/runners/roy-hill)gallantry in running a half marathon at Goodwood. An olive tree was cut back, weeds on the path were fought with, grass was strimmed back to within an inch of it's life and ivy tussled with and repelled into a huge pile. The grounds of St.Andrews thought they knew better but didn't reckon with the merry band of men and women that are Brighton Goodgym. We came,we saw,we conquered.Susan, TTara, Frances, Roy, Rosie,Abi, Jacob, Sherman, Tabitha and even David. Names that will forever live in folklore. Huzzah.
St Andrew's in Hove do loads of great stuff to support the surrounding community and their churchyard is a popular outdoor place for locals to use.
Unfortunately they have had to make some cuts and let their regular gardener go so there is lots for us to do to help them keep on top of things.
Ayo my people its time to rap again....not sure from where to begin
Four Goodgymmers met at Somerset Point...don't let the pun fool you there was no joint!
Weedin' and sweepin' was the task to do...we finished it in an hour woohoo
Eilleen thanked us all for the effort...and here I am writing this report
This is another council run seniors accommodation scheme with a garden maintained by the residents who can always do with an extra helping hand from Goodgym.
Tasks include lawn mowing and trimming and general gardening and tidying up.
Meet resident Eilleen at the front entrance between Montague Street and Somerset Street.
It’s been a while since I’ve personally visited Sloane Court and oh my how everything has grown! The plants we put in a couple of years ago have really filled out, the roses are in bloom and the herb garden is full of lovely smelling sage. But amongst all the lovely stuff is the inevitable weeds which in some cases were nearly as big as the plants!
Welcome to Della for her first GG experience and she did a great job at the front with Jacob & Tabitha Round the side Jasongot stuck into the sage which had been growing onto the pathway whilst Philippa (sporting her GG t-shirt for the first time) & Jay tackled the raised rose bed. Sherman, Juliet& Katharine worked on the rest of the pathways and we left the garden looking a lot more cared for than when we arrived.
Big thumbs ups go to Juliet for achieving 101 good deeds and big thumbs down for me for not realising it was her 100th at the task on Saturday. I always preferred odd numbers anyway!! But thank you Juliet for your commitment right from the beginning when we launched in 2017. You are a very valued member of our team and here's to the next 100!
And well done to Michael who managed to get in our group photo even though he was at the BTTC task!
Sloane Court is a council run seniors housing scheme with a big garden!
We've done loads over the years to improve this space, including planting a raised bed and a hedge to encourage hedgehogs! We'll be weeding and tidying up pathways.
Please bring your own gloves and a small tool such as a trowel or secateurs if you are able to carry it safely.