Mornington Hall Community Garden Maintenance

Cutting back ivy, brambles and weeds in our community garden
Mornington Hall is run by CADOS a local theatre group, a charity that is responsible for fully maintaining the venue. They provide space at low cost for community groups and businesses to run activities such as breakfast club, pilates, acting classes, Lifedrawing, baby sensory classes, keep fit, pilates and other events that aim to engage a wide range of ages and abilities. The group are struggling to keep the growth in the grounds under control.

11 GoodGymers have supported Mornington Hall Community Garden Maintenance with 3 tasks.

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Alexandra IseghohiJohn ShirleyFiona MCharlotte

Bin there, done that!

Tuesday 9th January

Written by Alexandra Iseghohi

Another lovely evening of gardening at Mornington Hall

This time we were focused on trimming the hedges lining the well-used walkway outside the hall, making it more accessible for users.

After being let in by Cathie, we got straight to work armed with secateurs, a rake, a shovel and a rogue wheelbarrow. We made light work of the thinner branches and used some elbow grease to fell the thicker ones. Ever the gracious host, Cathie offered up hot drinks and lots of great conversation to keep us fueled.

Before long, we'd met a hurdle as the bin we had been using to dispose of the garden waste was full of long, thick branches. Cue our acrobatic hero Charlotte who had gracefully climbed in while our backs were turned and was diligently stamping down the contents to make space the remainder of the branches and leaves. Massive thanks again Charlotte!

After about an hour, we had made a big difference to the area and Cathie was extremely grateful. After a quick photo and a visit from Ruby the dog , we were on our way!

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Waltham ForestGroup run
Alexandra IseghohiFrances PowrieSteve Comanfaiqa syed

Some Quali-tea Gardening

Wednesday 29th November 2023

Written by Alexandra Iseghohi

3 GoodGymers ran to help clean up the garden at Mornington Hall.

A wonderful time as usual helping out at Mornington Hall. As always, Jacky had plenty for us to do and we got stuck in raking leaves and scooping them into the large bin.

After a few back and forth trips, we had completely filled the bin and were left with the task of wheeling it back to the collection point. Before this however, Emma and Jacky were kind enough to offer us cups of tea to warm up cold hands and set us up for the journey home.

As always, it was an absolute pleasure to spend time at Mornington Hall and we'll be back soon to tackle some hedges!

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Waltham ForestGroup run
Lianne HarrisonRebecca
Claire Rees-Sewak

Snip & Sneeze

Wednesday 25th May 2022

Written by Redbridge runner

After a day of rain and clouds we were treated to a beautiful evening to make our way to Chingford by running and cycling.

We were asked to clear and tidy the entrances to the hall as they were looking rather unwelcoming.

We were also joint by regular volunteers and together we got to snipping lots of overgrown branches and ivies to free the gate at the back and also weeded and tidied the flower borders at the front of the building!

With all the pollen and dust a few of goodgymmers got a bit sneeze from hayfever but like real troopers we carried on:)

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