Organisations Sophie Slade has pledged to support
Sophie just completed a six month streak of doing missions. That’s so many bags of garden rubbish cleared and jobs done to help someone out and put a smile on their face. Give Sophie a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.
Next week the Eastville Park Cafe is opening it's new hatch to the public - so we helped Andy's plans to hatch- and hopefully the hatching of bird-life by bagging up loads of seeds - tuppence a bag style!
We Spring cleaned cafe gear, souped up the cafe signage and laminated the outdoors posters - and saw that "April showers" appears to include sleet!?!
Can't wait for a cuppa and toast on the freshly de-fenced bowling green!
Follow signs for tea and freedom! :-)
Return to the Haven for 2021. The garden is tucked away under the old railway bridge just south of Eastville Park.
We’ll be helping with a series of gardening tasks to get the garden and growing areas ready for the new season.
Roll up, roll up - another lovely session gardening at the Eastville bowling greens/community garden. Tending the flower beds, pulling the odd dock/nettle/bramble, wildflower seeding, plus many more little tasks to make it look all pretty for summer.
It was another gorgeous Saturday morning when 9 GoodGym runners met by the Avon to pick litter along the river banks. Mark from Surfers Against Sewage instructed us what to look out for and how to safely move along the banks to avoid a cold dip into the river. Some of us were already quite familiar with the task while for others, like our newest GoodGym recruit Laura, this was their first time litter hunting. Everyone seemed to be "picking it up" in no time as we scanned the grass for discarded items whilst discussing the basic recycling rules, debating appropriate footwear, and pointing out some dubious findings.
A big thank you to Mark for organising this task for us and to the runners on the Portway who cheered us on. We had so much fun that we decided to do this again next week but on the opposite of the river.
Great job everyone!
Come help make the gorge tidy! It’s been a long time since it has received some TLC. Wear your oldest shoes possible - it gets muddy! PLEASE bring some bin bags if you can, and don't forget your gloves!
We will meet on the cycling path along the Portway just underneath the bridge. Enter the three words below on the what-three-words website to find the exact location: bake.logs.jets
Sophie is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time
It was another rainy Saturday morning, but that didn't stop 9 fantastic GoodGymers from turning up at Northern Slopes first thing in the morning. Quite the opposite, everyone was hyped (or scythed ?) for diving into the task to attack the remaining patch for brambles and clear the area for tree planting.
While Richard, Russ, and Phill were cutting down the thick thorns with scythes, Matt, Jason and Sophie did some important groundwork with raking cuttings and lopping resistent branches. The undefeated champion in bramble slashing, Dave, had another impressive run on the slopes and clear cut some untouched territory on his own.
Last but not least, Nathalie did an epic job picking litter along the path making this area look a lot more inviting.
Julia who organised this task for us as well as passing pedestrians were absolutetly blown away by our performance and amazed by how much we got done in one hour. Great team work guys!
Come and join us at Northern Slopes to make the area look more tidy by addressing the regrown, defining the paths, clearing space for more trees as well as some litter-picking in the area.
We will be meeting at the top of Novers Steps. Look up manage.stones.burst on what3words.com to see the exact location.
Please bring your own gloves. Tools will be provided.
This task is currently going ahead but may still be cancelled due to the current lockdown situation in which case I will update anyone who has signed up via email. Let's hope that won't be necessary though!
It was a beautiful and sunny Saturday morning when we joined forced with Mark from Surfers against Sewage to clean a patch of grassland on the banks of the Avon from rubbish. A lot of litter had been washed up on the patch, including many plastic bottles, cans and empty food wrappers but also some curiosities like tropical fruit and plastic toys.
We picked the litter in a perfectly social distanced manner and quickly filled all our bin bags. The more strenuous task was revealed to us when we realized we had to carry the full bags back to a spot at the start of the path, almost a kilometre from where we collected the rubbish. It was a long way but a real treat for our triceps. What a good way to get fit and also a good warm up for lifting heavy Christmas presents!
Great job everyone!