Venetia Lipscombe

Oxford

29Good deeds

73runs

115cheers

Venetia Lipscombe completed a training run • Evening Run
Wed 14 Apr
13.3km
01:14:18
05:34/km
Venetia Lipscombe completed a training run • Lunch Run
Sun 11 Apr
11.5km
01:02:06
05:24/km
Venetia Lipscombe signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Rivermead, Rose Hill Sunday afternoon Litter Pick

Sun 18 Apr 16:00 pm
Rivermead Nature Park, , 45 Rivermead Rd, , Oxford , OX4 4UE
keeping their green space lovely

There is a lot of rubbish under the ring road bridge in Rivermead Rose Hill, this will take a good few trips and a bit of energy to bag up and lug up to a point the council can collect it.

Also the nature reserve both before and after the Bridge have quite a lot of litter which is bad for any wildlife and looks a bit horrible too

We will provide bin bags and litter pickers Please do bring your own gloves

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Venetia Lipscombe completed a training run • Shotover Jog/Walk
Mon 5 Apr
10.5km
01:02:52
05:58/km
Venetia Lipscombe signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Boundary Brook Nature Park work party

Sat 8 May 14:00 pm
Boundary Brook Nature Park, Boundary Brook Road, Oxford, OX4 4AN
Help restore and maintain this unique wild area

Boundary Brook Nature Park was created in 1990 when a group of community wildlife enthusiasts rescued a plot of disused allotments to carve out a wild space in the heart of East Oxford.

Featuring mixed woodland, meadow, a nature pond and butterfly glade, Boundary Brook is home to a rich variety of wildlife from birds and butterflies to frogs and foxes.

Oxford Urban Wildlife Group have asked for our help to with a mixture of tasks as they start reopening the site, including seeding grassland and building paths.

Please bring your own gardening gloves. Tools and litter pickers will be provided. We will divide into work groups of 8 people or less on site to tackle different areas.

The task meeting point is outside the gate to Boundary Brook Nature Park, which is on the cycle way just past Larkrise Primary School at the end of Boundary Brook Road.

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Venetia Lipscombe signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Boundary Brook Nature Park work party

Wed 21 Apr 18:15 pm
Boundary Brook Nature Park, Boundary Brook Road, Oxford, OX4 4AN
Help restore and maintain this unique wild area

Boundary Brook Nature Park was created in 1990 when a group of community wildlife enthusiasts rescued a plot of disused allotments to carve out a wild space in the heart of East Oxford.

Featuring mixed woodland, meadow, a nature pond and butterfly glade, Boundary Brook is home to a rich variety of wildlife from birds and butterflies to frogs and foxes.

Oxford Urban Wildlife Group have asked for our help to with a mixture of tasks as they start reopening the site, including seeding grassland and building paths.

We will split into smaller groups of 8 or less to work on tasks in different areas of the Nature Park. We will also have the litter pickers with us for a small group of 6-8 people to clear up the surrounding walk and cycle way. There is plenty of space to spread out and maintain social distancing.

Please bring your own gardening gloves. Tools and litter pickers will be provided.

If you want to jog over to Boundary Brook please meet at Oxford Mutual Aid at 6pm (Richard Benson Hall, Cowley Road). If you want to meet us at the task meeting point is outside the gate to Boundary Brook Nature Park, which is on the cycle way just past Larkrise Primary School at the end of Boundary Brook Road. We will be there by 6:15pm

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Venetia Lipscombe completed a training run • Morning Run
Sat 3 Apr
10.8km
58:12
05:24/km
Venetia Lipscombe went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Springing into Action

Wed 31 Mar
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

Last night Oxford Mutual Aid was a hive of activity!

First we packed:

  • 6 Emergency Food Parcels (for 10 adults, plus children) to get some food to people who have run out.
  • 40 regular parcels (for 54 adults), full of food, cleaning supplies, toiletries, and baby stuff.

Next we loaded up 4 cars for motorised delivery routes, and restocked the shelves as much as possible.

Then, the big event....23 GoodGymers, plus GoodGym mascot Peggy the pooch, flexed their biceps and stretched their legs to deliver 32 parcels of essentials on foot and by bicycle.
With more than one delivery per GoodGymer there was quite a bit of to-ing and fro-ing around East Oxford, and even those without a double delivery found themselves loaded up to the gills with carrier bags. Gold stars to all those who brought rucksacks and bike panniers so that they could fit even more on their delivery route, and kudos to Ben and Georgia who managed to transport 6 bags full of goodies all the way to Marston - 1.8 miles by my calculation!

We might be out of the strictest lockdown measures for now, but the demand for food help isn't dropping. In fact tonight we had more emergency deliveries than we've had for a few weeks, and last week emergency requests for food support were at an all time high: 94 emergency food parcels were sent out over the course of the week, alongside all the regular food deliveries. An astonishing feat for a team of volunteers.

Thank you to Ruth for the donation of toiletries and to Lorenzo for the Ramadan goodies.
Welcome Lena - good to meet you!
Welcome back Annabel - lovely to see you for the first time since becoming a Mum. Hope you can make it back again soon.

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Venetia Lipscombe completed a walk • Thames Path loop
Sat 27 Mar
10.9km
02:12:42
12:10/km
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