Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.
One advantage of our new way of working is we can reach parts of the city that were beyond our previous 5km radius....like Portslade!
The public car park in the village is in a sorry state with masses of brambles and bind weed and needs a good tidy up.
The City Clean department say its not their area and the Parking department say they have no budget for cutting back vegetation so local Cllr Leslie Hamilton is at a loss as to how to tidy it up. At least he was until he heard about us!!
It's a good 'meaty' task with loads for us to do and will provide a very satisfactory before/after 'good job done' feeling!! There are street lights but bring a head torch and secateurs if you have them. If not tools will be provided.
This is a great opportunity to have a reason to run to a different part of our city. If the distance is a bit far for you then how about cycling or part cycling on a social bike and running the rest.
Nathan completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Nathan was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Nathan is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
Congratulations to regular runner Rosie Robbins on reaching the remarkable achievement of 50 good deeds! She started her Goodgym adventure back in the day up north in that there London, but London's loss is Brighton's gain and for the past two years or so she's been good deeding down south. And let's not forget what a great social secretary she was back in the good old days when we were allowed to have social lives!
At the other end of the Goodgym range of experience we were very happy to welcome Lucy for her first Brighton good gym (another refugee from the big city, having previously completed a couple of good deeds in Lambeth!) and Nathan discovering the joys of Goodgym for the very first time.
Our task tonight was to help the residents of the Craven Vale Estate tidy up. We connected with Garry from the council's Tidy up Team to supply us with bags and tools, so armed with proper litter pickers and bag holding hoops half the group had a good old litter pick. The rest of us using , scrapers, spades, brooms and forks weeded the bed in front of the block and tidied up the weedy kerbs and steps to make it easier for residents to get in and out. David from the litter picking group reported seeing a frog or toad cross the road and thought we might get a pun out of it but my punning brain is not working tonight! And Sherman found some kids shoes and despite normally being our best photographer only managed to get one good pic! Sadly my new phone hasn't improved my night time photography skills so the photos don't really demonstrate what a difference we made! Well done all!
We'll be helping residents at the Craven Vale Estate clear up litter and weeds to keep the estate looking nice. The evening light is fading so if ou have one, bring a head torch, if not we'll find you a job in a well lit area.
We'll meet community leader Nick in Hadlow Close, there is a community centre at the end of the road but you should see him before you get there. Enjoy the hill!!