This is an opportunity to help local residents with a litter pick around the Limbury Meads, a riverside footpath that is a lovely tranquil spot. Use the riverside path to get there on foot or by bike and enjoy all the scenery.
Or join us for a long run first (listed separately here) which conveniently ends at this task location :)
Paula got out this morning to enjoy some winter sunshine and help the Wardown Park Volunteer Gardeners.
An area of young trees needed thinning to give space to those left to grow. Paula got to work with her loppers and soon had it all done!
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.
Paula completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Paula was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Paula has helped keep other people motivated, Paula has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Paula.
Paula, Martin, Sam and David all returned to register their first Parkrun time of the year.
We rounded off our morning with a good deep stretch session, to ensure we all stay in top condition to make it through all the extra efforts this month!
In the first Group Run of 2021 we welcomed newbie Dani as we formed a team of six to run a 9km loop with a short stop for a litter pick around the pedestrian bridge at Eaton Green roundabout.
There was SO much litter in such a small space, hidden among the ivy and undergrowth below the trees, bag after bag of drink cans, bottles and crisp packets were filled plus the following random items:
3 shopping trolleys 2 traffic cones 2 tyres 1 hub cap 1 inkjet printer 1 set of dumbbells 1 pillow
Back in St George's square, Dani still had a big smile on her face as we did our stretches, task completed!
Every Thursday the volunteers who keep Wardown Park looking so lovely meet up at the volunteer garden to do all important behind-the-scenes work.
Get there under your own steam however you like, and lend a bit of energy to Sam and his regular volunteers.
The volunteer garden is accessed from the south west corner of the cricket pitch, by New Bedford Road