We rocked up to Ash Tree Yard, home to local not-for-profit bike shop; A Different Gear to help them to create a rock garden out the front of the shop.
After a brief from our good mate Rob the Parky down at Heeley People's Park we got straight to clearing the area of smaller rocks to give us a blank slate to work on, whilst others headed round back to fill wheelbarrows and hands with the big rocks that would form the path, barriers and walkway for the garden. The boulder amongst us picking some epic rocks. Who needs weights?
Once it began to take shape some went onto spreading soil into the beds that had been created by others and it really ended looking like to begninings of what will be a fantastic space for the shop and the local community near by. We even had a local neighbour come out to say what a fantastic job we were all doing and how good it looked.
The team were a bunch of diamonds, working fantastically under pressure! It really was marbelous to see!
We will be back up to Heeley People's Park to help Rob with the upkeep of woodchipping the fantastic community park.
A 3rd session to get some more Beat the Street points in. Starting with Meersbrook Park, heading through Norton Lees to Graves Park and back via Woodseats. Approx 10k, hilly but inclusive pace
Week 2 of the Sheffield Beat the Street game, to support teams of people being active and discover our fair city. The friendly competition started on Wednesday 16th June and runs until 28th July. There are checkpoints all over the city and we can collect points each time we go past one of them. On Thursday 24th June, we'll visit the points in the Endcliffe area. If you haven't already, register via the beatthestreet website (https://www.beatthestreet.me/sheffield/) and pick up your card to be able to collect points for Team GG Sheffield.
Handicapped by the heat on a scorching hot day, 6 goodgymers turned out at lunchtime to spruce up the Heeley nag, prepping the old mare for a new coat of bright white paint in the coming weeks.
James, Michelle, Rachel and Celine kicked of the task at a canter with Caroline and Ash following up hot on their tails from a few lengths (30 mins) behind.
With the bit in our teeth, much scraping was done, and many years of previous paint removed, showing the real benefit of having the numbers even though we weren't there furlong (thanks James).
P.S. Kudos to Heeley People's Park Rob for bringing the suncream, much appreciated.
The white horse needs help, goodgym will be working alongside the heeley people parks staff and the a heeley community project team to scrape the old paint of the heeley parks white horse.
Tools will be provided, but please bring your own gloves.
NOTE: I'm not yet sure if I'll be able to attend. Introduce yourself to Rob from Heeley Trust at the Crows Nest if no GG TaskForce present.
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Small Park, Big Run 2021 runs from midday Saturday 19 - midday Sunday 20 June: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/small-park-big-run-2021 To celebrate our efforts, let's meet in the place where it all began, Meersbrook Park, have a picnic, rest and enjoy the view! There will be live music from two choirs: Tadanom and Body of Sound
Beat the Street game has come to Sheffield, to get teams of people more active and discover our fair city. The friendly competition starts on Wednesday 16th June and runs until 28th July. There are checkpoints all over the city and we can collect points each time we go past one of them. On Thursday 17th June, we'll visit the points in the Nether Edge area. If you haven't already, register via the beatthestreet website (https://www.beatthestreet.me/sheffield/) and pick up your card to be able to collect points for Team GG Sheffield.