Liz

Bristol

8Good deeds

8runs

23cheers

Liz went on a community mission
Community mission
Bristol

For the record, we're dead good at clearing spaces

Sat 6 Mar
Report written by Phill Stone

Eight chirpy volunteers met at the top of the steps on Saturday to find that some local trees had moved into the space we cleared. This is a tremendous milestone for the project, and the NSI are very pleased with GoodGym’s contribution.

With room to play, we focused our efforts on some of the deep litter pockets that are now accessible. A cache of naughties pop CD’s was discovered, and whilst The Calling or Pink's time in the limelight might be over , we don't think they deserve the bramble bush as a final place to rest. Off to the tip!

The most interesting find was a bizarre animal skull. Donning on our zooarchaeology hats, we concluded we had no idea what it was and maybe stick to bramble slashing. Photos were sent off to the lab for further investigation and I would hedge a bet the cause of death was listening to the rest of The Calling's album.

Between the speedy sything, legendary litter pickeing and laudable loppering, we made another large dent in the overgrowth, and the space is looking nicer and nicer each time we visit. Thanks for coming along everyone, great effort as always! :)

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Liz signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Bristol

Tidying up Northern Slopes

Sat 6 Mar 10:00 am
Novers Steps, Northern Slopes, Bristol, BS3 5LN
Improve a local green space

Come and join us at Northern Slopes to make the area look more tidy by addressing the regrown, defining the paths, clearing space for more trees as well as some litter-picking in the area.

We will be meeting at the top of Novers Steps. Look up manage.stones.burst on what3words.com to see the exact location.

Please bring your own gloves. Tools will be provided. As some parts of this task involve thick bramble bushes, please consider adequate clothing.

This task is currently going ahead but may still be cancelled due to the current lockdown situation in which case I will update anyone who has signed up via email. Let's hope that won't be necessary though!

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Liz has cheered 10 times. Sat 27 Feb 2021

Liz has helped keep other people motivated, Liz has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Liz.

Liz went on a community mission
Community mission
Bristol

Raking it in on the side

Sat 27 Feb
Report written by Phill Stone

This week, 8 Goodgymers returned to the scene of last week's bramble massacre, where our efforts we rewarded with a stunning new view of Bristol in the sunshine.

The Northern Slopes Initiative's plan to turn the area into a beautiful nature reserve extended to the lower half of Nover's Steps. We split into two groups and jumped into action while the sun got to work on chasing away the fog.

At the top of the steps, Jason and Russ (scythe enthusiast) did a fantastic job raking and scything away at the bramble remains. If Russ is the harbinger of weed slaying then Nathalie is the harbinger of litter picking, as she made a massive impact on the top side pathway.

Meanwhile Dave was competing with the child labou... I mean Duke of Edinburgh volunteers, at bramble slashing. Between them they carved a huge chunk out of the top side brambles.

Down at the bottom, Sarah managed to snag a whole sack of litter, making the place a lot more cheery. Matt and Liz lopped away brambles on the lower paths, clearing the way people to explore the slopes safely. The hard work put in by everyone is starting to show as pedestrians cheered us on from the side-lines!

As with all fun tasks it was over way too soon, but there's plenty more weeds to be destroyed, keep an eye out for next weeks listing!

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Liz signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Bristol

Tidying up Northern Slopes

Sat 27 Feb 10:00 am
Novers Steps, Northern Slopes, Bristol, BS3 5LN
Improve a local green space

Come and join us at Northern Slopes to make the area look more tidy by addressing the regrown, defining the paths, clearing space for more trees as well as some litter-picking in the area.

We will be meeting at the top of Novers Steps. Look up manage.stones.burst on what3words.com to see the exact location.

Please bring your own gloves. Tools will be provided.

This task is currently going ahead but may still be cancelled due to the current lockdown situation in which case I will update anyone who has signed up via email. Let's hope that won't be necessary though!

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Liz went on a community mission
Community mission
Bristol

We weed’n the garden

Sat 10 Oct
Report written by Bristol runner

Legs 11! Bingo! 11 goodgymers found their way to Golden Hill Community Garden for some weeding action on a lovely sunny, if slightly chillier day than late.

What a load of tools! Choosing our weapon we set to work either weeding a path, around some raised beds or an area of ground making sure to separate the weeds. It was lovely to catch up with everyone doing a worthwhile task and the time flew by. After an hour weed made a big difference and after picking from veg that was going spare we made our way to enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Thanks for the extra pictures that I forgot to take and weed like to be back again soon. Until next time 🙂

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Liz has completed 5 good deeds with GoodGym. Fri 9 Oct 2020

Liz is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time

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