Martin, Paula, Jenny and David all joined forces with the Luton and Dunstable Conservation Volunteers to tackle some overgrown scrubland, removing overhanging branches and unwanted trees to let more light in and allow the adjacent grassland to expand, extending that habitat to a wider area.
Paths were cleared and trees were cut away to open the space up. Several bags of litter were removed as well, making this green space more accessible and opening up the view across Luton.
Last year volunteers from Trees4Luton planted a few hundred trees at Bramingham Primary school. Now the trees are getting ready for spring we're going to visit and pull out weeds and make sure all the trees are as happy as possible.
This week our Group Run will take us to the lovely Bide-a-while garden on New Bedford Road. A short straight flat run, simples!
There's an overgrown footpath nearby that needs trimming back to keep it accessible, we should also have time for a musical workout in the garden before we head back to town.
Teaming up with the Luton and Dunstable Conservation Volunteers we'll be helping with some nature conservation in this wildlife hot-spot.
The grassland meadow needs protecting from invading trees so we'll be doing some scrub clearance to keep things open and grassy, so that wildflowers can thrive in the spring and support all the species that live in the area.
There will be activity here all day 10am-3pm so feel free to drop in whenever you can for as long as you can, but the main GoodGym effort will be in the morning session 10-12.
We weren't in Wimbledon but we were doing our best Womble impression as we collected the things the everyday folks leave behind!
The footpaths and bushes on the roundabout by the university had collected a lot of rubbish around the riverside. Cans, bottles, boots, extractor fans, half a jar of mayonnaise all went in our bags.
We also gave the underpasses and paths a sweep to remove the wet mushy leaves, and managed to pull an old trolley out of the river too!