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đź“ŤGlasshouse Table Table S70 2SB

Edging, pruning and general upkeeping of the park

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Wed 28th Sep at 6:30pm

It'll Be All-Crate On The Night! (Needs to be said in a Yorks accent)

Barnsley Report written by James Smith

Back to the BCDP tonight. Linda was running late so we set off a little after our usual time. It didn't matter too much for this task though as it's essentially just across the road! Before we set off we had to make time for a quick selfie; it was a great one, see the pictures for evidence!

As usual, on arrival we had to make our way through a group of queuing clients outside the entryway. Once we made it inside we searched out Peter to receive our orders for the evening. We had the task of making up food and drink bags to be given out at the hatch way. We set up a production line, of sorts, to achieve this task, laying out all of the component parts on the tables. Rachel was on the biscuit bagging station, Linda and James had the task of bagging up all of the other items to be added to the carrier bag which gets handed out. We added a carton of juice, a bottle of fresh orange, 2 Rocky bars and a bag of crisps to each bag: rip-off space invaders if I remember rightly. When the bags were full, they were to be put into crates- 6 bags to a crate. We managed to get 6 crates packed. The crates are stackable and used to store the bags for use on other evenings. We also filled some burger boxes with eggs to be handed out on request, labelling them to make sure they're handled with care.

We certainly had a crate time!

All done for the evening, we said our goodbyes for another month. I had a Strava segment on a particularly steep hill planned but some people had booked tickets on an early train so as to get out of this... some people! Sneaky! I had a backup plan in my bag though, box jumping up all of the steps in the stairwell up to Glasshouse TableTable from the ground level carpark.

Hop to it!

Arriving at the top, slightly out of breath, we decided to stretch off indoors tonight due to the dreariness of the evening outside. Linda and Rachel went a bit rogue on the stretches, it was a bit of a free-for-all. I'll let it go... this time :)

Until next week!

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Mon 26th Sep at 6:30pm

Third Rock St from the Sun

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This evening we were off to assist the Pitsmoor Pickers with their litterpicking activities. We gathered outside the Showroom cinema as usual, had a pre-run briefing and did a role call. The run took us through Castlegate and along some pleasant traffic-free paths by the riverside. Upon arrival at the litterpicking location a few of the Pitsmoor Pickers were already busy wombling away. Both GG and our contact from the pickers, Karen, were expecting fewer participants tonight so when 7 GoodGym runners and 4 Pitsmoor Pickers rocked up at Rock St we were a little short on litterpickers for the litterpickers. Happily, Karen’s car was parked just up the road and she had some spare ones… phew!

With everyone pickered and bagged up we were tasked with clearing away the rubbish up Rock Street and adjacent roads. We split up into ones and twos, then hit the road(s). We worked our way up the hill to the top of the road where there was already a substantial pile of rubbish waiting to be added to. After around 45 minutes of picking we had transformed the area, leaving it spick and span, Pitsmoor or less!

Some group pictures with our bagged up booty were snapped, we said our thankyous and goodbyes, then set off a little way down the street to do some scenic squatting. There was a wall by the roadside with stunning views of the city; this was the perfect place to partake in some wall-sitting. Everyone took up a position on the wall-with-a-view and prepared for 1 minute of wall-sit action. “Everyone” easily achieved this, and even a few unplanned extra seconds!

After this fun we ran back down the hill and through town to the grass outside the Showroom, doing sporadic squats at stops on the way as usual. Here we fully stretched off the main muscles used in the evening’s activities and heard some announcements, namely the weekly Barnsley GoodGym session on Wednesday.

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Mon 26th Sep at 6:30pm

Pitsmoor Pickers: Litter Pick Spital Street and Spital Lane

Improve the surrounding area, encourage civic pride and improve mental health

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Wed 11th Jan 2023 at 6:30pm

Joining 'Keep Barnsley Tidy' Members to Litterpick

Keeping the streets and recreational areas clean

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Wed 12th Oct at 6:30pm

Joining 'Keep Barnsley Tidy' Members to Litterpick

Keeping the streets and recreational areas clean

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James Smith signed up to a group run.

Wed 22nd Feb 2023 at 6:30pm