Tom Palmer

Bristol

51Good deeds

51runs

35cheers

Tom Palmer went on a community mission
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Bristol

Tappin' off dry January with some scything in the rain

Sat 8 Jan
Report written by Bristol runner

For once the weather forecast didn't lie and it was raining buckets on this Saturday morning. Not intimidated by the floods, we had a surprisingly great turn out for another mission at the Northern Slopes. Scything was nearly impossible in this rain but David gave it a go anyway and cut his way through the thick bramble. Others opted for loppers, probably a safer choice, but nonetheless still useful to remove branches at eye-height and making the "tunnel" (aka a narrow way between to hedges) more easily accessible to passersby and dog walkers. The tunnel also got a much-needed flooring/drainage upgrade to turn its muddy surface into a shiny new "yellow gravel road". The best way for gravel installation turned out to be "tap dancing" to smoothen out the new path. A selected group of GoodGymers couldn't get enough of dancing in the rain and stayed on a bit longer to make sure the final bags of gravel were securely installed. ...or maybe is was the combination of rain, mud and rhythm that got people to channel their spirit animal - seagull - since as a behavioural biologist I couldn't miss the parallels between the dancing Goodgymers and gulls which perform a very similar kind to tapping behaviour to attract rain worms (definitely NOT looking at you Christopher but you might want to youtube "Seagull riverdance" ).

The final crew did an excellent job in litter hunting and pulled out some seriously dodgy things from the hedges, including some graveyard flowers and a lawnmower. Massive shout out to Leo and Martin for attending their first ever GoodGym task despite the rainy madness.

Well done everyone for showing up that day!

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Tom Palmer signed up to a community mission
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Tidying up Northern Slopes

Sat 8 Jan 09:30 am
Nover's Hill Steps, Northern Slopes, Novers Hill, Parson Street, Lynton Road Junction, Bristol, BS3 5RD
Improve a local green space

Come and join us at Northern Slopes at 9:30 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

The map function on here will take you to the wrong place.

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. As some parts of this task involve thick bramble bushes, please consider adequate clothing.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Tom Palmer has done 50 good deeds and got their black t-shirt Sat 4 Dec 2021

The next time you see Tom, they might be wearing black instead of red. They've completed 50 good deeds with GoodGym and have earnt their black t-shirt. Give them a nod when you next see them.

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Cutting through brambles like a hot scythe through butter(type pie snacks)

Sat 4 Dec
Report written by Phill Stone

We had a great turn out this Saturday! 14 brave souls ventured to the slopes on a morning that could only be described as 'like standing in a freezer'. Not wanting to stay still for too long, we spread out and got to our usual beatification and bramble demolition.

With such a large group, we managed to get a fair amount done. The strongest of the group started by adding more stones to the mud in the path, while others got to work scything the pathways and keeping on top of the brambles. A special shout out to Russ for carving out a huge new burrow in the hedges!

Litter pickers found the usual assortment of randomness; traffic cones, chocolate biscuits, and smashed up guitars.

And the stairs look much more welcoming after the lopper crew cleared back the overgrowth.

Also we had a secret 50th good deed! Tom has just reached this incredible milestone, and deserves a high five next time you catch him!

To finish up, we were treated with some vegan mince pies from Julia, who is very happy with the work we put in over the last year. Awesome way to finish up an awesome task! Stellar work all round everyone!

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Tom Palmer signed up to a community mission
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Bristol

Tidying up Northern Slopes

Sat 4 Dec 09:30 am
Novers Steps, Northern Slopes, Bristol, BS3 5LN
Improve a local green space

Come and join us at Northern Slopes at 9:30 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. As some parts of this task involve thick bramble bushes, please consider adequate clothing.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Tom Palmer went on a community mission
Community mission
Bristol

All things must path

Sat 6 Nov
Report written by Phill Stone

This visit to the slopes was slightly different that our usual jaunts. We had two new members join Good Gym, which was perfect timing as our first task was to shift 20 bags of gravel! The pathway we had opened up last time was getting a lot more use, which meant a lot more mud too. After a few rounds of wheelbarrowing & carrying the sacks, we had covered the deeper parts of the path and made the route through the trees a lot safer!

After this, Marion and James swept steps for litter while the rest of us got back to clearing the pathway from brambles. Newcomers Peter and Ben made fantastic bramble removal men, we hope they will come back and share that bramble bashing vigor again!

Thanks for coming along everyone, top job as always!

(We'll be coming back in December, will list on website soon)

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Tom Palmer signed up to a community mission
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Tidying up Northern Slopes

Sat 6 Nov 09:30 am
Nover's Hill Steps, Northern Slopes, Novers Hill, Parson Street, Lynton Road Junction, Bristol, BS3 5RD
Improve a local green space

Come and join us at Northern Slopes at 9:30 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

The map function on here will take you to the wrong place.

We will be meeting at the top of Novers Steps. Look up manage.stones.burst on what3words.com to see the exact location.

There's the chance for a double deed as we've been asked to help down at the berry maze after - sign up here

Please bring your own gloves. Tools will be provided. As some parts of this task involve thick bramble bushes, please consider adequate clothing.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Tom Palmer went on a mission
Mission
Bristol

Help Mr N get his shopping

Fri 3 Jul

We have been asked by British Red Cross to help Mr N with some shopping. Mr N will have cash and a list ready for the runner.

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Tom Palmer went on a mission
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Bristol

Help Mr N get his shopping

Thu 2 Jul

We have been asked by British Red Cross to help Mr N with some shopping. Mr N will have cash and a list ready for the runner.

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Tom Palmer went on a mission
Mission
Bristol

Shopping for Mr R

Wed 1 Jul

Bristol British Red Cross First Call team have asked for our help. Mr R needs some shopping and will have cash and a list ready to give to the volunteer.

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