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Setting up market stall for SE5 Forum Camberwell
šŸ—“Today 9:30am

šŸ“Camberwell Green SE5 7AF

Acts as a network hub for the local community and highlights the work of the forum bringing attention to local issues.

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Maria (she/they) went on a group run

Wed 17th Apr at 6:30pm

Hedging our bets to get this task done on time

Southwark Report written by Sam Lefevre (he/him)

It was great to put up Old Spike Peckham and welcome back Sophie who has been in Australia for the past few months. It was also good to see Lucy who hadn't been around these past few weeks. As Maria, Isaac, Rosalind, Daryl, Paulin came in, they discussed about the precious six inches of top soil that is the life blood of humanity. Some deep stuff and quite fitting as our ice breaker snap poll had to do with Earth Day: if you had to go with one policy: clean the ocean of plastics, stop deforestation or embrace cleaner and sustainable energy, which one would you go for? As it hit 18:45, Sam got on with his usual speech and asked for his ice breaker question, he asked which charity people have run or would run for if they did the London Marathon?

In the snap-poll, most want to embrace cleaner and sustainable energy, a couple said clean the ocean and no one went for deforestation. For the marathon question, we had a variety of charities including GoodGym.

Bath time

Opting for a warm up in the alleyway due to the route taking us out that way, Sam had to do a quick warm-up as the ice-breaker question took too long. With Maria backmarking, off the group went through the backstreets of Peckham/East Dulwich to arrive at East Dulwich station, through the park and the backroute to get to Sunray Avenue near North Dulwich. They had to push and run up the hill for the final part to make it to Denmark Hill Community Garden. Here they met Rose, her partner, Richard just arrived and shortly afterwards so too did Jo and Phil. After a quick introduction, Rose outlined the two main tasks. Firstly, to move three bathtubs out of the way to make space and room for the second task. The second task was to dig a trench a spade deep and a forearm wide.

We split into teams with the girls diving into moving the bath tubs as a group. Paulin, Sophie, Lucy and Rosalind took on the first bath tub finding it somewhat easier than it looked as these bathtubs were filled with soil. The others soon followed to move tub two and three, but Louise, Maria and Jo picked up the dutch hoe and shovels to make a start on the trench. With limited tools, each person took it in turn to help out dig this trench as we soon realised it would be harder than we thought as we couldn't dig deeper than 20 centimetres before encounting gravel and brick. We realised with 10 minutes left that we could only prepare as much as we could and opted to come back next Wednesday - splitting the group with one half going to Thorlands Gardens in Camberwell and the other coming back here.

All was not lost as we had the first HIIT session with Louise and Jo being the only ones joining in and right at the end, we were treated to fresh mint tea, which was a blessing as the night took a cold turn after such a promising sunny start.

After sipping down a warm cuppa, we ran down the hill down to Old Spike in no time and made it back for 20:30.

Thank You to all the GG-ers

A personal thanks from me to all those who came out last night! Rose was really pleased that we made a start and happy that we can come back next Wednesday to finish the job. Thank you to Maria and Paulin for backmarking.

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Sam LefevreHarvey Gallagher
Maria (she/they) signed up to a community mission.

Sun 21st Apr at 2:00pm

Setup the Open House for Get Rid Of & Donate (GROAD) @ St. Faith's Community Centre

Ensure donated items have a 2nd or 3rd life, these items will go to asylum seekers/refugees, rough sleepers and vulnerable families

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Maria (she/they) signed up to a community mission.

Sun 21st Apr at 12:30pm

Receiving & sorting donations for GROAD @ The Edward Alleyn Club

Collecting and sorting out donations for those who need our help

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Maria (she/they) went on a community mission

Sun 14th Apr at 8:45am

Having a lark in the park

Southwark Report written by Southwark runner

On a beautiful morning, Paulin, Maria and Anna met the other parkrun volunteers to help put the weekly run on.

Paulin and Anna encouraged the children with cheers and high fives along the initial stretch of the course. Maria funnelled them over the line at the end.

Hopefully a lot of children were able let off some steam before heading back to school on Monday.

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Harvey GallagherSevanSam Lefevre
Maria (she/they) went on a mission

Sat 13th Apr at 2:00pm

Brambles galore!

Southwark Report written by Maria (she/they)

Sam and I tackled Miss Lā€™s garden (back and front) for 1h30ā€™ on this lovely, sunny Saturday.

The difference in the back garden is pretty dramatic, as it was overgrown with weeds and grass everywhere. One more session should do it.

We also continued removing the brambles that have closed up the side entrance (no pictures iā€™m afraid) with our remaining time once we were finished at the back.

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Pam BangaSam LefevreSevanHarvey Gallagher

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Bristol runner

Mon 15th Apr at 12:31pm

great job both!

Maria (she/they) went on a community mission

Sat 13th Apr at 12:00pm

A flair for flyering

Southwark Report written by Sam Lefevre (he/him)

A different Saturday task at Thorlands as Jo, Maria, Richard and Sam met up Simon and the Thorlands gang to flyer the estate for a community compost workshop on Saturday 4th of May.

Armed with a load of flyers they systematically tackled each estate block in pairs or solo with Simon having the key to open each block door.

Towards the end of the session, Louise showed up to assist in flyering an area as we managed to cover the whole area in an hour and a half. Next Saturday, we will be back to normal arrangements - weeding and woodchipping.

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Harvey GallagherSam Lefevre
Maria (she/they) signed up to a community mission.

Sat 13th Apr at 12:00pm

Community gardening @ Thorlands

Will allow the community garden to flourish and for local residents to enjoy the natural space and food that is grow there

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