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Hilly Fields...

Friday 12th July

Written by Tav (he/him)

A lot of noise in the long grass but not many butterflies. Two small brown ones https://www.essexwt.org.uk/wildlife-explorer/invertebrates/butterflies

What could they be?

Also lovely to see and hear the swifts and chiff-chaffs.

Oh and saw a huge dead rat!

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FrazerDeniseElla Jeffries

Knew weed do a good job!

Monday 8th July

Written by Ella Jeffries (She/her)

Three GoodGymers tackled a lot of weeds for the residents of Walnut Tree House. We just hope there is some nice weather for them to enjoy their outside space soon!

Well done all, see you next time!

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All bagged up!

Thursday 4th July

Written by Helen

Bagged up two huge sacks of litter from our local area. After a detour to the polling station to vote, we strolled a couple of miles, litter pickers in hand. There was a surprising amount of items out there, and it felt good to get them off the verges, out of the bushes, away from wildlife, and in the bin. Remember, you've got until 10pm today to make your voice heard....

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Fruits of Labour

Thursday 4th July

Written by Stu

On this special day, a change of government, 2 goodgymers collected 3 bags of litter along one of our main thoroughfares. Proud of our Labour.

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Litter bugs

Wednesday 3rd July

Written by Helen

Saved a big bag's worth of litter from the river. Lovely stroll along the Colne, watching the swans, ducks and moorhens.

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FrazerLavinia SpurlingHelenStuSophie Brown

The fruits of our labour

Monday 1st July

Written by Frazer

On a bright but eventually rainy evening 4 Goodgymmers made their way down past the station to help Pam and Colchester in Bloom. Helen and Stu met us at the allotment already stuck into thick brambles, where it was rumoured some fruit trees once planted by Goodgym years before dwelled.

Some exciting news from Sophie following her holiday whilst Helen advocated the importance of protein, we took on some truly gnarly weeds before breaking them down for stashing in waste bags. Eventually, beyond the many thick layers a gorgeous cherry tree emerged, bearing some ripe and delicious cherries!

Despite trying to wrap up the task our volunteers were too keen to stop, insisting everything be cleared despite the falling rain. Once getting ourselves away finally we parted ways with a sense of great satisfaction. Another task cleared, with literal fruits to show for our labour.

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