Paul hot-footed to Urban Green at Iris Brickfield Park straight from parkrun this morning. I think the phrase is "parkrun-fresh"
Paul met Amy and Sara for a few hours of upper body-busting chopping and clearing in the park with Task Owner superstar Mike.
As you can see from the during/after pics, a great space was cleared by the footpath making it a safer space for people to use and access. A job so well done that he forgot to take a group photo!
Well done all, we will be back helping Urban Green Newcastle in December so watch this space.
Spend your Saturday morning doing great things as we help out at our monthly visit to help Urban Green Newcastle.
There are jobs for all as we cut back hedges and clear paths in Iris Brickfield Park. Make your own way to the task and stay as long as you like.
Please bring your own gloves for this one.
Three goodgymers went along to help Mike and Maddie from Urban Green with removing growth from the bottom of the trees at the spinney in High Heaton.
This was a new parks location for goodgym. Developed on the site of High Heaton Pit, the small local park has 75 sycamore trees. One for each of the men and boys who lost their lives in the Main Pit disaster in 1815.
We had one job today and that was to remove the growth at the bottom of the sycamore trees to keep them the traditional tree shape and not spread out at the bottom. We soon got to work tackling this with loppers and bow saws.
Like usual we stopped half way through for a coffee/tea break, with a great selection of biscuits and some interesting chat about the effort of moving house, house prices and goths increasing the cost of staying in Whitby.
After the break we continued tidying up trees and then helped to get all the felled branches into the back of the Urban Green pickup trucks to be removed.
We are back in 3 weeks time at Iris Brickfield park if you want to get involved with helping Urban Green keeping Newcastle parks going their best.
Come and meet us as we lend a hand to Urban Green Newcastle at a new task location.
NB You must bring your own gloves for this task!
Please meet at the entrance by Heaton Library at 10:30am, or find us in the park if you're arriving a little later.
Sara completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Sara was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Sara 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.
We had a late start to one our usual haunts today at Harbottle park where a group of us were helping Park Ranger/former teacher Mike.
We had the wonderful Sara join us for her first ever goodgym session and some old hands like myself, Katie and the 3 Amys. Today's was a fair big task with some people helping rebuild the fences and other trying to cut back the plants which had grown over the path.
Towards the end of the task, Mike gave us a quick lesson on the different trees and wild flowers and now we can recognise a cherry tree, sycamore and maple trees. We also learnt about the high vitamin c content of rose hip. I'm sure we will all be on the look out for plants out and about.
It was lovely to have a nice big group on such a sunny day. Good luck to anyone running the GNR and we will be back at the parks in 3 weeks time.
Come along to another fun morning with Urban Green Newcastle as we help out with general park maintenance at Harbottle Park.
Ranger Mike has a bunch of jobs to get stuck into and there's something for everyone.
YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN GLOVES FOR THIS TASK.
Look for the red tshirts when you arrive, there's no obligation to stay for the whole duration.