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These New Balance shoes were made for walking
Reflecting on the introduction of walking groups to GoodGym
Outdoor swimming pools can open from Spring so we'll be lending a hand to get the pool and Lido area prepped and ready for visitors and swimmers.
Weeding, cleaning, painting and all sorts of other jobs will be assigned. Bring the messy GG tshirt! It can get a bit windy and cold there too so pack an extra layer!
Please note that there is a 1st aid and lifeguards course on at the same time so breaks will need to be coordinated with the others on site.
It's the first group run back and a great opportunity to have our midsummer picnic as well!
Here's the plan:
1800 Meet at Bastion 3 car park (junction of Peronne Road and Military Road)
1805-1835 Run/Walk around Hilsea Lines
1835 reconvene at the car park to get litter pickers and then go back to pick any rubbish spotted on your run/walk
1900 time for a picnic (or home time if you can't stay). Please bring a plate of food & plate / cutlery etc. Keep covid safety in mind if sharing food.
Paul and Jo took over the vaccine baton from Judy and Tracey for the 4 till 8 shift at the clinic. Paul was once again the designated 'floater' and kept Jo company for a bit when she was managing the road. During Paul's stint a driver did leave the car park in the wrong direction and quickly realised his mistake and turned around. Soon after Paul headed off to make tea for everyone and headed to other volunteering points. Jo remained in position and did the odd dance move (alone) to keep warm. A steady stream of patients came in and we were done and signed out at 8.
Meet at Kingston Rec - the gate nearest the Fox Cafe by the playground.
We will head to the footbridge and path that takes you to Tesco Fratton. Lots of rubbish often ends up down there especially from the fast food outlets.
Let me know if you need me to bring you a litter picker!
A quick and satisfying beach clean at the Hot Walls ... at first glance it looked as though the beach was pretty clean, and yet we still managed to gather quite a haul of beer caps, polystyrene, cotton bud stalks, fishing line and rope, as well as Jo's get-rich-quick £1 coin!
The tide was so low, we could walk along the beach in front of the Round Tower.
We finished our hour by litter-picking in front of the Hot Wall shops and cafe, but it was all surprisingly clean.
The Hot Walls beach gets a lot of washed-up waste from the sea, as well as party waste from beach users. During this period of meeting outdoors, the Hot Walls have been used by groups to socialise.
Have the satisfaction of leaving this beach a lot cleaner in just an hour!
Bring your own gloves and litter picker if you have one. Message me if you need to borrow a litter picker.