Linda Gatley

Lewisham

Carbon conscious communicator who wants to help change the world. Loves cycling and walking, preferably near water.


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Lewisham

Mulching the Tiny Forest in Ladywell
🗓Today 10:30am

📍Ladywell Fields SE4 1JE

Help 600 saplings thrive through this summer's inevitable heatwaves

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Sat 13th Apr at 10:00am

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Sun 14th Apr at 10:30am

Mulching the Tiny Forest in Ladywell

Help 600 saplings thrive through this summer's inevitable heatwaves

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Sat 13th Apr at 10:00am

Community action day - Cator Park

Help the park with their GreenFlag assessment!

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Mon 8th Apr at 6:45pm

Level 10 Litter

Lewisham Report written by Kim Parker

This group run was a 2 task week and we had 12 wonderful GG-ers ready to tackle the litter at The Albany and the mulch at the Tiny Forest

We gathered outside Glass Mill and as I approached it was great to see a group forming after last week's bank holiday lowering our group run numbers. We split into groups and one group headed to the Tiny Forest guided by Steve and photographer for the evening Julian and the other group to The Albany with me.

The Tiny Forest team were joined by Linda and a couple of Tree Keepers and most importantly joined by Suki - our favourite Tiny Forest dog! There was lots of mulch to be moving to the main Tiny Forest (we covered the extension last week) and involved filling buckets and pouring those over the fence.

Meanwhile at The Albany....there was barely any litter!! That's never happened in the history of group runs at The Albany, usually its a satisfying clean up of all the cans and chicken shop wrappers that have blown in from the streets.

We did still fill 3 GIANT bin bags, when I say fill I mean to about 50% as they were so big I could fit in them and they got heavy quite quickly, with the litter, not with me in them! The litter we did find was described as level 10 litter i.e. nappies etc not pleasant - bring back the cans and chicken shop wrappers (although no litter at all would be encouraged)!

At both tasks it started to rain slightly then it started to pour down!! We made the decision to pack up our litter picking at the same time as the Tiny Forest text to say the rain was too much and they were heading back to Glass Mill.

We regrouped at Glass Mill and headed off for our social at the local, Guardian recommended Turkish restaurant. After some confusion over the booking which Marta handled, we were all seated and ready for a catch up and refuel.

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Mon 8th Apr at 6:45pm

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Sat 6th Apr at 10:00am

Wheely well weeded saplings

Bromley Report written by Linda Gatley

So many weeds choking recently-planted saplings in Alexandra Recreation Ground… we pulled out 10 wheelbarrow loads of catchweed and bindweed, along a 50 metre length of the new hedgerow. The before and after photos show how badly this effort was needed! Now the saplings (there are 700 in total) can get the light and nutrients they need for their springtime growth spurt. We took care to leave as much alkanet as possible, as it’s flowering at the moment so good for pollinators.

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Sat 6th Apr at 10:00am

Looking after the trees and hedges at Alexandra Recreation Ground

Help the volunteer group and make a thriving and biodiverse space for locals

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Mon 1st Apr at 6:45pm

Mulch appreciated!

Lewisham Report written by Kim Parker

Our first group run after the clocks have changed and it was wonderful to still have daylight at the end of the group run!! We were a smaller group as numbers had lowered throughout the day, maybe too many Easter eggs.

We had the pleasure of being joined by Suki the dog, and when she wasn't off adventuring, she was keeping an eye on our bucket filling with mulch technique. On the topic of bucket filling...we were full of techniques that made us as efficient as possible.

We managed to cover the extension to the Tiny Forest in a layer of mulch avoiding all the young saplings that did a very good job of blending in.

Thanks to the Tree Keepers for joining us on their bank holiday Monday and bringing all the spades and buckets!

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Tue 2nd Apr at 2:22pm

Aw Suki loved hanging out with everyone - she curled up in her bed when we got home to sleep off the excitement!

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Tue 30th Apr at 8:00pm

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Sun 31st Mar at 8:00pm

Thumbs Up for GoodGym's March Litter Pickers!

Barnet Report written by Paul Salman

Throughout the month of March, members of GoodGym independently embarked on litter-picking missions in their local communities. Armed with gloves and bags, these dedicated volunteers hit the streets, parks, and trails, gathering litter and debris to keep their neighbourhoods clean and green. With thumbs ready for action, GoodGym members demonstrated their commitment to both fitness and environmental stewardship, making a tangible difference.

One of the things that I do ahead of Catford parkrun most Saturday’s is the ‘course check’, while it is intended as a check for trip hazards and obstructions, I often get there earlier than I need to and pick up litter too as I wander around the beautiful Mountsfield Park. I spent an hour or so on the  penultimate Saturday of March litter picking, probably a black bin bag’s worth - it was mainly takeaway detritus, but Corona lager was clearly on offer somewhere locally as it was the choice of the park drinker that weekend.

Paul

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