The sun was shining and our deed of twelve goodgymers (yes, Colchester Goodgym have a collective noun for a group of goodgymers!) were full of smiles.
We split into two groups of six and everyone put in a fantastic effort to help Pam and Jo from Colchester in Bloom to clear a section of the river and footpath of weeds, weed a herb patch and plant more herbs, weed the metal structure of a nearby bridge, remove moss from the river wall and tidy the nearby fountain area at Middleborough.
The tremendous effort put in by all made a dramatic difference in such a short time. The area is now ready for Colchester in Bloom to place plant boxes along the river wall - we look forward to seeing them in place and no doubt help to keep the plant boxes and area looking beautiful.
Joining in with community missions like this one not only benefits the local community, but the social benefits of being part of such a kind and giving group is such good food for the soul. If you want to get involved and join our amazing deed of Goodgymers doing what they do best, keep an eye out and sign up for upcoming missions here.
Until next time, stay safe.
This is a gardening task near the riverside. Bring gloves, and any tools if you have them - secateurs, trowel, etc. We'll continue the work we started on 21 April, and do a bit more... Meet at Riverside Walk - the steps by the bridge, by the cottages on North Station Road.
Wow, Vanessa has completed a 12 month mission streak. That means they've cleared gardens, moved furniture and changed light bulbs in spring, summer, autumn and even winter. Show your support and give them a massive cheer!
Six goodgymers met at the steps to tackle some weeding to help keep Colchester beautiful. Tiffany and Dan tackled the river edge with lots of support from Phil, Ben and Vanessa over-hauled the herb garden, Helen pulled out weeds along the path, and Pam was everywhere. We chatted with the neighbours in the cottages who were very grateful for our efforts, and we also said hello to the passing kayakers. It was a lovely evening to be out doing good in the town. Well done everyone!
Update: Meet behind leisure world, near the recycling bins, not at the entrance, thanks.
Help Keep Britain Tidy by gathering up some rubbish. Better for the wildlife, better for the environment, and where possible, we'll recycle what we find. This litter pick will sweep along the river between Leisure World and the bottom of East Hill. We can have up to 16 helpers, under current guidelines. We may split into two groups on the day. Bring your own gloves, bags will be provided.
This is a gardening task near the riverside. Bring gloves, and any tools if you have them - secateurs, trowel, etc. We are now meeting at the steps by the bridge, by the cottages on North Station Road, opposite the Riverside Hotel.