John Jeffcoat

Kingston upon Thames

1Good deeds



John Jeffcoat has earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. Tue 3 Aug 2021

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

John Jeffcoat has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Tue 3 Aug 2021

John is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.

John Jeffcoat went on a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Getting out of a bind at the Rose Garden at Fishponds Park

Tue 3 Aug
Report written by Jassy Drakulic

On a fine summer evening Andy greeted six good gymmers and set us to work giving some TLC to the rose beds on the community garden at Fishponds Park. Adam, John and Jassy dug deep to uproot a blanket of weeds, Emily and Victoria untangled the rose branches of bindweed, and Fung Yee dead headed and pruned the roses. We also upturned some wondrous wildlife - an eerie looking but endangered stag beetle larva and a family of small frogs - which Andy made sure to relocate safely. Several sacks of green waste later, we loaded them onto the compost and parted ways, leaving the rose bed looking considerably sharper for our efforts. Thanks to Andy for having us. We look forward to seeing this site blossom over the coming missions.

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John Jeffcoat signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Bloomin' Marvellous task working the Rose Garden project

Tue 3 Aug 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 got it!! So gloves on and have at it!

The rose beds at the top of Fishponds Park is the venue and as discussed with I.D Verde we are adopting them, so taking on various aspects of their maintenance through the horticultural year.

So, first Tuesday of every month, this is the place to be'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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