Luton Borough Council Parks and Countryside

54 GoodGymers have supported Luton Borough Council Parks and Countryside with 158 tasks.


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Upcoming sessions
Maintaining tree's at Leagrave Park

Saturday 27th April 2024 9:00am - 10:30am

Leagrave Park Litter Pick

Saturday 27th April 2024 10:30am - 12:30pm

Perfecting People's Park

Saturday 4th May 2024 10:00am - 11:30am

Perfecting People's Park

Saturday 1st June 2024 10:00am - 11:30am

Perfecting People's Park

Saturday 6th July 2024 10:00am - 11:30am

Perfecting People's Park

Saturday 3rd August 2024 10:00am - 11:30am

Perfecting People's Park

Saturday 7th September 2024 10:00am - 11:30am

Perfecting People's Park

Saturday 5th October 2024 10:00am - 11:30am

Perfecting People's Park

Saturday 2nd November 2024 10:00am - 11:30am

Perfecting People's Park

Saturday 7th December 2024 10:00am - 11:30am


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GillYasin LutaleMartin RJINGO IBRAHIMLaura Cheek

Litterpicking lottery

Saturday 6th April

Written by JINGO IBRAHIM

I walked from Lea halls to the peoples park. I managed to get to the people park before 10.00am. This helped me to see other GoodGymers get to the place and I came to know each and every GoodGymer that participated in the mission. This morning saw our monthly visit to People's Park, to help the Friends group with their regular litterpick. 4 of Luton's Goodgymers made it to the task this month, and we welcomed Jingo to his first task. After the usual do's and don'ts brief, we got stuck in and set off in different directions to cover as much of the park as possible. The litterpicks always give us some interesting finds and this time was no different. Whilst clearing a spot that is well known for people camping out, I found (roughly) 30 lottery scratch cards, which is a first for me whilst litterpicking. Needless to say, I imagine they were all losing cards, but the winner was the nice clear space that was left after picking them all up. When we finished litterpicking, we helped move some mulch from a large pile to the orchard for another job the Friends group were undertaking later in the day. This was a successful task, that we all enjoyed and we look forward to supporting next month. Great effort team, well done

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Neil ShahLizzy BurchSheetal BhardwajYasin LutaleRebeccaMusa Kamara

Easter Saturday Superstars

Saturday 30th March

Written by Luton runner

A warm welcome today to Sheetal who returned for another litterpicking session at Leagrave Park but this time wearing her newly minted red Goodgym t-shirt. She was super keen to get stuck into the mission and arrived half an hour early ! Goodgym Luton came out in force on this fine sunny Saturday morning. Lizzy, Yasin, Musa and Tigger cycled to the task, Neil and Sheetal walked and we were joined by Rebecca who made her way from the other side of town to help us give Leagrave Park some love. And Leagrave Park loved us back ! Looking green and gorgeous in the Spring sunshine this mission was actually a nature walk with bonuses like seeing the first bluebells, listening to birdsong and strolling and chatting with friends of Leagrave Park as we walked. Kevin from ABCD kitted us all out with gloves and pickers for the usual crop of discards which today included three parts of a bicycle and an umbrella.

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David MansfieldDani CDerrick Etoyu

Triple D-light

Wednesday 13th March

Written by David Mansfield

The Three D's of Dani, Derick and David went on a good long run out to Runfold Avenue to do the last bit of scrub clearing for a while, we'll be leaving birds to do their nesting now.

At a spot by the river a group of blackthorn bushes and a big old elder tree had formed a secluded den that attracts antisocial behaviour, so met Sam and the van from the council and we set to work cutting back the trees to open the space up.

Even just the four of us we managed to fill the van within an hour and send Sam off with a full load heading for composting. That just left us the nice return run along the river and back into town

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The chips are down

Monday 4th March

Written by Luton runner

What a gorgeous Monday morning for getting out on the hillside and working with the conservation volunteers. Matt from BCN Wildlife Trust brought cake and thanked the crew for their ongoing efforts and contribution to the Wilder Futures project. Today we had the additional excitement of a two person contractor team with their chipper machine, and they worked steadily at sawing wood and scrub and feeding the machine with the cuttings. So next time at this site you will see a liberal application of woodchip along the pathways. Sam from Luton Borough Council Parks and myself were detailed to tidy up the stumps that were too chunky for the chipper as well as clearing a large quantity of bramble from clearing work at the corner of Fairford Avenue and Bushmead Road. A very satisfying task and a great start to a Goodgym week.

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David MansfieldMartin RLizzy Burch
GillDerrick Etoyu

What's Up Beeches?

Wednesday 28th February

Written by David Mansfield

This week the team headed to a giant hedge to give it a good tidy up.

The beech trees making up the hedge have grown up massively so it's more like a row of trees. In the year since we last visited many branches have broken and fallen or left hanging down, generally looking a bit of a mess.

We set to work with hand saws trimming the branches and arranging the big logs nicely along the hedge line for the wildlife to make a home in. The loose dangling branches were brought down safely with good team work and by the end of the session, the area under the trees was nice and clear and tidy.

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Louise MalahooSheetal BhardwajNeil ShahMusa KamaraDuncan

Plastic Fantastic

Saturday 24th February

Written by Martin R

12 Luton Goodgymers met up at Leagrave Park earlier today to help the FoLP with their monthly litterpick. It was great to have Felix and Louise with us for their second community mission and we welcomed Sheetal for her first. The team collected around 15 bags of rubbish and some other bits and bobs, including 2 large sheets of plastic that were fished out of the river. After the litterpick, some of the team headed to the local pret to get a coffee ☕️. This was a great task on a beautiful morning. Well done team Luton. 👏. Same agsin next month.

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