Oh how we love Brighton Table Tennis Club! The following from their website tells you what you need to know, and they also operate as a food hub and work with The Real Junk Food Project as well! We'll be helping them clean window and the outside of the club.
Mission To inspire everyone to be a champion, instil a lifelong love for table tennis and a positive sense of community within all our players
Vision An integrated community where people from all backgrounds play table tennis together while breaking down barriers and prejudice
Values Community Respect Solidarity Competition
6 of us met Pippa and her lovely labrador near the entrance of St Anne’s Well Park, including Corie who we welcomed on her very first mission – sounds like Helena did a good job of preaching the gospel of GG to her when they were work colleagues!
Our mission tonight was to empty and tidy a shed belonging to the Friends of St Anne’s Well Park. Pretty straightforward stuff, you might be thinking. But our evening quickly turned in to a very low budget version of the Crystal Maze, as we couldn’t unlock the shed door from the outside. Jacob showed some keen breaking and entering skills, and managed to squeeze himself through the window, then had to jimmy (I think that’s the term used by master burglars) open the door from the inside, all the while knowing the clock was ticking on our 1-hour challenge.
With the door opened, we quickly emptied the shed, chucked away a fair few random old bits of gazebo and items from various past events, cleaned up some of the charity collection buckets, gave the shed a good sweep and re-stocked it, much to Pippa’s delight. And in the end we managed it with 5 minutes to spare! A job well done.
Lets keep it short and sweet...for today's mission four of us met at Edwards Street
Tidying up a neglected bed of shrubs was the task...we all got to work with no questions to ask
We accomplished a lot in an hour and yes we were done...check out the photos above and have some fun!
The Friends of St Ann's Well Park group have a garden shed housing some old gazebos and collection buckets. It's got into a bit of a mess so we will be emptying everything out, checking it's still usable, giving it a good clean and putting it all back in nice and tidily.
Any spare pairs of hands will be put to good use in the park litter picking and weeding.
Meet inside the park by the tennis courts at the Somerhill Road entrance.
On one of my strolls around town I noticed this bed of shrubs which has become a bit neglected. There are some really nice plants in there but the dead growth from last year needs cutting back and there are some brambles getting a bit out of control. Bring gloves and secateurs if you have them (though I have a few pairs so don't worry if you forget).
Despite the unusually cold weather at this time of year eight Brighton Goodgymmers braved it to go back to one of our favourite tasks at Elm Grove. We've been working on this area for a few years now clearing up the litter and painting over graffiti. There's been ample time in lockdown for people to undo a lot of our good work so there was plenty to get on with! We split into three groups two litter picking and one painting over the graffiti. The large group made light work of the graffiti covering a big wall that has built up over the last few months. The second group tackled the regular task of clearing the murky bushes outside the almshouses which always offer a trove of undesirable treasures. Not a fun task but really worthwhile and has transformed the area since we first came. Myself and the task organisers traipsed up and down the hills of Hanover to clear some particularly dirty streets of litter. Afterwards a few of us hung around for some alfresco pizza and remembered what it was like to socialize!
We have been waging war with the graffiti scribblers of Hanover & Elm Grove for some time now and we are definitely winning!
But they have yet to permanently lay down their crayons and small battles still need to be fought.
Meet on the Lewes Road at the bottom of Elm Grove in front of the Percy Wagne Almshouses.