We will meet on the riverside path by the sports centre, then jog/walk our way along the river towards Widcombe, onto Green Park and beyond (depending on amount of litter and daylight), litter picking on route.
You may want to bring gloves or a litter picker if you have one!
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Come along and support our very own Aaron - who’s gigging at the Royal Oak in Widcombe on the 16th.
Aaron is a virtuoso guitarist and solo artist. He’s on from 8pm
Not put off by the ter-rain, 8 GoodGymers (Meyrick, Mary, Aaron, Emily K, Emily M, Jamie, Laura and Richard) braved the elements and rocked up at Claverton pumping station one wet Saturday morning.
Here we were met by two of the station volunteers, who explained our task of moving stones to fill in some steps, which will form part of a footpath joining the canal towpath with the pumping station below.
Down next to the ter-rain tracks, were several sacks of solidified soil/stones, which needed breaking up first. So we set to work, reminiscent of scenes from the Shawshank redemption, using mattocks and spades. We then shovelled stones into wheelbarrows, taking turns to wheel uphill to the steps.
In the process, we uncovered some of the local wildlife, which we carefully moved to safety.
Some of us also headed further down the hill to pick up more stones, to be used as the top layer.
As we finished up, the showers eased off and we were kindly treated to a much needed cup of tea, followed by a fascinating guided tour of the pumping station museum, by one of the knowledgeable volunteers.
Thanks everyone and welcome to Bath, Laura!
Mixture of tasks which could include:
- Clearing/raking the orchard of leaves.
- Improve path access around the site.
- Digging, planting
- Pruning and creating natural fences Please bring your own gloves. All other tools will be provided.
Bath City farm have asked for our help.
Tasks may include;
- Weeding, general tidy up of borders
- Path laying
- Wheel barrowing of compost and woodchip
- Petting animals at the end of the shift :)
Claverton pumping station is a grade 1 listed building next to Warleigh Weir and is now operated as a living museum. Volunteers are required to help keep the building in good shape.
This task is to help install a new footpath to connect their car park with the canal. The task is to help their Surveyor dig, flatten land and moving barrows of stones .
Your reward for this task is to picnic and swim in Warleigh weir afterwards as it's a 1 minute walk from here :)