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Wed 21st Feb at 6:00pm
We had the perfect task for our birthday week - a very targeted (read small) leaflet drop for the City Council flood defence team, which very conveniently finished pretty much at the door of the Jolly Post Boys pub.
The leaflets are an offer of free water butts for residents of an area which has been affected by sewer flooding. The council has funding for 200 water butts, and the idea is that preventing/slowing rainfall reaching the drainage system will help prevent sewer flooding in future.
As we've been known to deliver nearly 1000 leaflets in an hour the 200-ish houses targeted by these leaflets took us no time at all, and with our run done pre-task we were able to regroup at the pub for drinks and food to mark GoodGym Oxford's 5th Birthday.
HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY TO US!
Wed 21st Feb at 6:00pm
Delayed a couple of weeks due to flooding!Read more
Wed 7th Feb at 6:00pm
Last night we went WEST out of our normal East Oxford/Marston stamping ground. We know there are some litter hot spots on and around the Botley Road, and the challenge is to time our litter picks there when the undergrowth is not too dense but the river isn't in flood.
Our clean up crew divided into 2 teams with one heading towards the grot spots along the river, and the other heading to Oatlands Recreation Ground. Some exceptional litter finds were uncovered, from items of clothing to car registration plates, a fire extinguisher, cuddly emoji star, an Unidentified Netty Object (is it a hammock? Is it a fishing net?), but no papier maché spear this time.
Snacks were had to celebrate Bethan's 21st-and-a-bit birthday, and then we scattered into the night feeling just a little bit smug and virtuous for our clean up efforts.
Lovely to have a GG tourist join us from Southampton tonight. Good to meet you Ellie!
Wed 31st Jan at 6:00pm
We don't litter pick for the free pizza, but it sure helps!
Last night we set out to litter pick the Marston cycle path along Marston Ferry Road. It's an area which has been reported to us in the past so it has been on our radar, but this was our first attempt to clean it up.
With a full team of GoodGymers we were able to divide into 3 teams and fan out into different areas of Marston to litter pick. We sent a group out along the Oxford Road, another over to Marsh Lane, and the 3rd group headed up the cycle path. Although during our initial recce the area had seemed fairly clean, we were soon picking up plenty of fast food wrappers, cigarette butts, drinks cans, and even someone's airpods (which we will try to reunite with the owner if they ever dry out). Ellie's group win GoodGymers of the week award for litterpicking outside the pizza shop (very mucky) and getting gifted a large pizza as thanks - they were even kind enough to bring it back to share with the whole group!
Welcome to GoodGym Kim, and also Remy the pup!
Wed 24th Jan at 6:00pm
Last night we finished our 'spring' clean of the Oxford Mutual Aid foodbank.
Throughout autumn and winter we deep clean the main hall one section per month, and a do a thorough clean and sort of the kitchen every month. We've clearly got pretty efficient at this now, as we finished the task last night; a month ahead of schedule!
Wed 17th Jan at 6:00pm
THANK GOODNESS FOR AN INSIDE TASK!!
This evening we gathered at Oxfordshire County Hall to box up trainers that we've been collection through the week and make bunting for the Children's Book Project.
Armed with tape, templates, string, worn out books and discarded trainers we set to work. The end result was six VERY jolly strings of bunting, 48 pairs of trainers boxed up to be sent to JogOn, and plans to repeat the activities in February.
A group of hardy Goodgymers then donned all their layers and ran a chilly 5k whilst everyone else (with any sense) scuttled on home to the warm.
Great work everyone!!