Goodgym returned to the Bowthorpe community garden and were warmly welcomed as ever. Elizabeth and Mark were set the task of painting some recycled fencing and given strict instructions to alternate the colours - aesthetics is everything! Joining in with a couple of the local volunteers we made good progress and managed to complete a whole row. The fencing looked great (from a distance at least..) and we left some happy customers. Always a pleasure to visit this site and the garden was looking great in the sun with the surrounding community and children enjoying the space. An idyllic end to the task.
Gardening - to continue the great work you guys have started!
Risks: may be broken glass in areas that need weeding
Notes: Gardening bags/bin will be provided. Please bring gloves
Digging and levelling a new wildflower area.
Meet outside flats 40-50 on Southwell Road where Pam will meet you.
Continuing with Digging, weeding, pruning to help prepare a vegetable area and perennials border.
Please meet at Somerleyton Gardens at 6pm. Bring some gloves if you can.
The meeting point will be on the corner of Oxford Street and Somerleyton Gardens.
The front garden needs attention, it is only a small walled area across the front of John Grooms Court, but is not very appealing at the moment. The garden needs to be planned with some thought and a creative touch to bring it to life with new plants and an inviting, welcoming look to it.
The front garden is open to the public area, which is uncontrolled.
Bins will be provided for waste.
With the garden renovated it will be a transformation into a garden that is a pleasure to look at, improving individuals well being, especially those who look out onto it. The front is right onto the busy Sprowston Road where people also wait for the bus, so the community will be able to appreciate the garden too.
Meet at John Grooms Court at 6pm. Please bring your own gloves.
It was a sunny but chilly evening - perfect for a bit of weeding! Elizabeth, Mark and I got to work on weeding the front of Oak Grove Community Church to make it look much more welcoming to customers and chapel users.
We got lots done in the hour, but we'll definitely come back to finish off what we started! Becca seemed happy with the progress and we hope that we'll be back soon.
Bowthorpe Community Garden have got some fence panels that need painting.
Please meet at Bowthorpe Community Garden at 6.30pm.
Bring your own gloves if you have some.
We know how much Elizabeth loves a photo of a door knocker so why not name the pun after her obsession ;-)
A big welcome to Cara and Imogen who were taking part in their first GoodGym encounter, hopefully the first of many to come.
Tonight was the last of the Fine City Neighbours postcards, a great task that has kept us busy over the last few months. Matt, Cara and Imogen went in one group, while Mark, Elizabeth and Jonathan formed the other group.
GoodGym Norwich have teamed up with the Fine City Neighbours project and we have 20,000 postcards that need delivering to people's homes.
These tasks will take place Monday and Wednesday evenings and we are now focusing on the Central Norwich area.
You'll collect postcards from Hitch or a Task Force member outside The Forum anytime between 5.30-6pm, where you'll be allocated a street or number of streets from our list and then run/walk/cycle to that location to deliver postcards through people's letterboxes.
It shouldn't take no more than 1 hour from the time you set off to deliver the postcards allocated to you. Once you've delivered them you can go straight home, you don't need to return to The Forum.
There should be no need to make contact with people in their homes, but if someone does open their door while you are making a delivery, remember to maintain a 2m distance while speaking with them.
This task should be done within the rule of 6, while keeping 2m apart as per government advice. You'll be grouped upon arrival at The Forum.
We recommend you wear some form of high-vis clothing.
It was great to see a couple of faces I hadn’t seen for several months and also a big welcome to Matt who was taking part in his first GoodGym good deed.
We split into three groups, with a set of streets allocated to each group. Stephen and Matt had the longest route, myself and Rory did the shortest one (followed by fish and chips) and Elizabeth, Penny, Mark, Andy and Liz did the other route.
It was a lovely sunny evening and group to be outside.
We made big in roads this evening and at getting there with the postcards.