Jo Hixson

Wandsworth

9Good deeds

9runs

7cheers

Jo Hixson went on a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

You were promised a Rose Garden

Tue 4 May

No pardon here as this is what we asked for...A project to work on throughout the year in Kingston.... and we nearly got going too right!!! Well it's game on again so gloves on and have at it!

The rose beds at the top of Fishponds Park. We worked on these a few months ago and discussed with I.D Verde the idea of adopting them, taking on various aspects of their maintenance through the horticultural year and so the first Tuesday of every month this is the place to be https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/51%C2%B023'17.2%22N+0%C2%B017'37.1%22W/@51.3881111,-0.2947332,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d51.3881197!4d-0.2936432?hl=en

Andrew is our friendly task owner for this one and should you need him on route then number that is best is 07890 999 314

Andrew has also been kind enough to share a breakdown of the plan for the area with me so let me know if you wish to know more and I can email you some details!!

....Voices of Hope is a local charity dedicated to community activities, designed to enhance physical and mental wellbeing. Together with the Council, Council contractor Idverde and the Friends of Fishponds Park, we have come up with an exciting plan to reinvigorate a corner of Fishponds Park, Surbiton. This will create a community food growing space, transform a redundant flower bed into a sensory garden and save an existing rose garden. The community allotment will include accessible footpaths for the mobility impaired, as well as a host of green infrastructure features and pollinator-friendly planting to improve biodiversity. Access to grant funding will be required to make all this possible and there is a lot of work to be done before it can be a reality. Once established, the vision includes involving various groups in maintaining and developing the area, with the possibility of using the food for community lunches and even supplying the local food bank. This project will complement the adjacent community orchard that was planted in January 2020 and create an attractive feature with fantastic potential for community use.

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Jo Hixson went on a community mission
Community mission
Richmond

Getting to the root of it

Mon 26 Apr
Report written by Monika Kohlmaier

This was our first time back at Whitton Youth Zone after quite a few months and boy, were there loads of new weeds that had taken resident again!

4 Good Gymers went straight for them, clearing the area which will have a new water feature installed this week! We also had help from a little feathery robin also showing off its red (GoodGym) colours.

We covered good ground and the robin cleared all the worms. Next time, it will be great to see how the water feature will look like in the new space.

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Jo Hixson has been to three different GoodGym areas. Sun 25 Apr 2021

A Tourist likes nothing better than exploring new areas and meeting new people, and that's what Jo has been doing. Jo has been to three different GoodGym areas now - nice!

Jo Hixson went on a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Brightened up my day

Sun 25 Apr
Report written by Imogen

I really enjoyed helping weed around some hedging plants by Hogsmill and then removing some bramble from Kingston Cemetery to help improve and protect habitat for yellow meadow ants. Beautiful weather, good company and worthwhile tasks.

From Alison of Kingston Biodiversity University Group 'Thanks to Good Gym and a great task along the Hogsmill yesterday. This included: painting the benches; removing flytipped rubbish; cutting up discarded debris; and weeding around the hedge that was planted last year. When finished we went into the cemetery to take the young bramble growth off the yellow meadow ant mounds. There are two pairs of grey wagtails nesting along this stretch of the Hogsmill, its a good place for house sparrows and we had a good view of a great spotted woodpecker in a young ash tree.'

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Jo Hixson signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

You were promised a Rose Garden

Tue 4 May 18:30 pm
Fishponds Park , Off Mayberry Place, , Surbiton, , KT5 8SY
Improve the ambience and biodiversity of wildlife in our community

No pardon here as this is what we asked for...A project to work on throughout the year in Kingston.... and we nearly got going too right!!! Well it's game on again so gloves on and have at it!

The rose beds at the top of Fishponds Park. We worked on these a few months ago and discussed with I.D Verde the idea of adopting them, taking on various aspects of their maintenance through the horticultural year and so the first Tuesday of every month this is the place to be https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/51%C2%B023'17.2%22N+0%C2%B017'37.1%22W/@51.3881111,-0.2947332,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d51.3881197!4d-0.2936432?hl=en

Andrew is our friendly task owner for this one and should you need him on route then number that is best is 07890 999 314

Andrew has also been kind enough to share a breakdown of the plan for the area with me so let me know if you wish to know more and I can email you some details!!

....Voices of Hope is a local charity dedicated to community activities, designed to enhance physical and mental wellbeing. Together with the Council, Council contractor Idverde and the Friends of Fishponds Park, we have come up with an exciting plan to reinvigorate a corner of Fishponds Park, Surbiton. This will create a community food growing space, transform a redundant flower bed into a sensory garden and save an existing rose garden. The community allotment will include accessible footpaths for the mobility impaired, as well as a host of green infrastructure features and pollinator-friendly planting to improve biodiversity. Access to grant funding will be required to make all this possible and there is a lot of work to be done before it can be a reality. Once established, the vision includes involving various groups in maintaining and developing the area, with the possibility of using the food for community lunches and even supplying the local food bank. This project will complement the adjacent community orchard that was planted in January 2020 and create an attractive feature with fantastic potential for community use.

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Jo Hixson signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Richmond

Tackling the ever so overgrown garden at Whitton Youth Zone

Mon 26 Apr 18:30 pm
1 Britannia Ln,, Twickenham, TW2 7JX
Help restore the garden area at this community space in order for all to enjoy

Helping Mandy stay on top of the garden (which has it seems turned into a jungle) for Whitton Youth in our community.

Leaf clearing, tidying, weeding and trimming with some possible planting etc as well. Most definitely some bush and hedge cutting back too!

Do bring your gloves

Number for Mandy should you need that evening is 07881250490

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Jo Hixson signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Tidying and brightening the green spaces in our community

Sun 25 Apr 10:30 am
Hogsmill Lane, Villiers Road, Kingston , KT1 3AW
Improve the ambience and biodiversity of wildlife in our community

The task is to assist in cutting back vegetation along Hogsmill lane footpath near Villiers road along the river as well as a litter pick and some planting if possible too!

Task owner is Alison our local ecologist from conservation organisation (Kingston Biodiversity Network)and very much active in the wildlife in our borough. She will be there to greet you and advise. Contact number for the morning if you need it is 07867507086

She advises to bring stout footwear, gloves, face-coverings as required.

She will provide hand tools as we are cutting brambles of one seasons growth to protect grassland in Kingston cemetery after our litter pick along the Hogsmill River, Hogsmill Lane (near the Post Office) where we meet.

There is parking at the Fairfield trade park car park and she will meet you on the bridge

Btw ...Gloves!

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Jo Hixson has earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. Mon 5 Apr 2021

Jo completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Jo was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.

Jo Hixson has completed their first run in a new area. Mon 5 Apr 2021

Curious? Jo has just run their first session in another area. For that explorative spirit Jo is awarded the scout badge. A Scout is trustworthy

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