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8 runners met on a chilly, foggy evening to deliver some COVID leaflets to some of the streets of Welling. After no time at all, our dedicated road was finished and all leaflets delivered. We then took the opportunity to take a short detour past our favourite Christmas house!
We have been asked by Bexley council to deliver some leaflets to try and get as much information out to the public as possible. Public Health have printed leaflets which the council are putting out to the most affected wards – last weekend a team of Community Champions volunteers helped deliver to 4000 homes in Blackfen.
We have been tasked with the following roads:
Welling High Street
East Rochester Way
Hook Lane (from Churchfield Road to Yorkland Avenue)
Westwood Lane (from Bellegrove Road to Hook Lane)
We’re back to The Old English Gardens on Saturday to help with a touch of gardening.
Bring your own gardening gloves if you have them to avoid having to share.
There will be new protocols in place for working safely in the garden and Nicky will go through those with you when you arrive.
Car park: As from Saturday 8th August, Bexley Council have reinstated car parking charges at weekends and bank holidays until the end of September. This is usually from 10am, so you can avoid it by arriving before 10am. The charge is £3 and is by CARD ONLY.
Hey Goodgymers, come and join us as we help to keep the English Gardens in Danson looking beautiful. The team there are doing an excellent job but it looks like they are needing our help in sorting those naughty weeds out. So if you’ve got a spare hour and wanna help out we’d love to see you. Tim 🙌🏻
It was good to see some familiar faces this morning following lockdown, with Matt, Emanuel and Gemma making a welcome return to the Goodgym mission team. They joined 10 other Goodgymers in the latest effort to clean up Bexley’s green spaces. After two weeks at Hall Place we returned to Danson Park. It may have been we were a bit earlier but Danson seemed a lot tidier than when we were last there but we still managed to collect a fair amount of bottle tops, gas bottles and cigarette butts. A number of park users thanked us for efforts including a woo woo from Jan Lake. For parkrun participants she’s the enthusiastic volunteer at the turn before the shale path.
We will be plogging around Hall Place to make sure it's left tidy for everyone to enjoy!
We will be in the main carpark for you to grab some litter pickers.
If you can please bring:
- carrier bag for litter so we don't have to share bags
- gloves if you have them
We will have anti bac wipes and hand gel. Please make sure to follow government guidelines
On this gloriously sunny Sunday afternoon, six GoodGymers and the ever lovable Poppy set out litter-picking around Danson Park in Bexley.
Having been there last week, we focused on a different area this time, winding our way around the picnicking families and gathered groups. In the heat it was more of a purposeful stroll rather than plogging, but we still covered a couple of kilometers and found plenty of rubbish to fill two bin bags.
Several park users took the time to thank us for helping keep the place tidy. "It shouldn't be necessary for you to do this, but thank you."
All in the call of duty for GoodGym.
If you’ve some time, why not get some fresh air by plogging where you think needs it? I’ll be around around Danson Park from about 3:15pm. We will be parked in the main car park and I will have litter pickers and will try to bring some hand gel and wipes. If you have your own gloves, please bring them along.
Naturally, please observe necessary precautions to keep yourself and others safe. This means following Government, and GoodGym guidance for Covid-19 safety (training here: https://www.goodgym.org/trainings/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-training) and being aware of the risk that objects you touch pose to you. Please use a litter-picker and/or gloves you can dispose of afterwards.
If you sign-up here, please send a pic of your haul (email@example.com) and report if you see or find anything noteworthy and it can go in the report.
After weeks and weeks of limited GG activity in Bexley, aside from a few zoom quizzes, today we made up for it with missions and community missions. Sarah and Johnny had already completed a mission to help tidy a garden as we met at a safe distance in Danson Park ready for a plog/litter pick. Luckily the park has more than enough room for us to maintain the social distance guidelines. We all grabbed a litter picker and shared bags between us as we split into groups and headed into the park. The park has been getting increasingly busy over the last few weeks and result of picnics and gatherings seemed to be a lot of bottle tops, cigarette ends and the little gas canisters that seem to be everywhere. We didn’t manage to avoid the rain, but likely it was a lighter shower than yesterday! With 4 bags of rubbish we all made our way back home.
Keep safe 👊🏻 Sarah