Help out at this great community run outdoor space in the heart of Heeley.
This task will be shovelling and spreading woodchip over the paths that run through the playground. This is an essential maintenance activity to keep the paths defined and in good order.
Things to bring: *Suitable clothing and shoes *Your own gardening / work gloves.
There will be no sharing of tools unless they have been cleaned down by Heeley People's park to keep us all Covid safe.
Six of us braved the Sheffield monsoon weather this eve to meet with SUSTRANS SIMON at the Durham Ox pub (not for pints) to help clear a section of notorious National Cycle Network (NCN).
Unfortunately this small dog leg section is notorious for littering and parts of of the Ox regularly falling off the old pub that has seen better days/is crumbling to the ground/was on fire not too long ago.
We took bricks and barbed wire (very carefully) off the path, swept debris and dirt to one side, had a good litter pick and chopped back some of the encroaching overgrowth to keep the path as accessible, usable, attractive and safe as possible.
I feel that by the end of our sweeping we had rolled out the red carpet for cyclists! - Celine
It was really appreciated by Simon and we'll be back with him again soon on another section of the NCN soon!
Help to load display screens from a warehouse to a van for transport to the Exhibition venue, Ponds Forge.
We will load up a van with the screens at the bottom entrance of Sheffield Botanical Gardens, then we will run down to Ponds Forge to help them unload!
Without our help the exhibition won't be able to take place and it's the largest exhibition for young artists in the UK!
GoodGym runners Yusra, Natalie, Max, Caroline and Celine met with local volunteer gardeners Fran, Susan and Deborah to fill up newly built beds with topsoil. We wheelbarrowed our way through a hippo bag, and planted donated flowers. Within 2 hours we had a brand new garden! Just add water!
Moving soil using wheelbarrows from tonne sacks to newly created raised beds.
We would like some help to fill up newly created raised beds with some soil we have had delivered. Since it is quite a physical task, a team of Good Gym volunteers would be really helpful so we can share the work on the job :) We will provide wheelbarrows and spades. If you have gloves, this would be helpful to bring. Our small team of garden volunteers will also be on hand to help with the job.
Having recently found out they are losing government cultural funding and finding out that a small print of Covid guidelines meant they won't be able to host weddings they had booked in the next few weeks, Abbeydale Picture House's financial situation is looking worrying. Plans are now in place to open a beer garden in the car park from next weekend to hopefully bring in some much needed revenue. That's where GoodGym comes in.
First job was digging weeds from planters and adding some fresh plants. Then we set to cutting back overgrowth and picking litter. Tom even climbed a tree to retrieve some packaging caught in the branches to cheers of "not all heroes wear capes"!
Over the next week, the potholes will be filled, marquee, tables and lighting brought in. I can't wait to see what it looks like and hope it does good business. I feel a charitable visit from a group of Goodgymmers coming...
With over a year of COVID restrictions and now funding falling through, Abbeydale Picture House are in real financial struggles. To help keep afloat, they plan to transform the car park into an outdoor beer garden.
This is where GoodGym comes in, to give it a good spruce up to make this possible. It'll mainly be 'gardening' duties - trimming back ivy/buddleia, repainting planters, and planting some fresh flowers and plants into freshly painted planters.
There's loads of space to socially distance and enough tools and equipment for everyone to have their own. Please bring your own gloves and clothes you don't mind getting mucky.