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Tue 30th May at 5:45pm
After a glorious sunny bank holiday weekend, it felt a bit windy-er our yesterday’s enjoyable outing and GoodGym group session at Wilding Waterhall. This is a project of The Living Coast Partnership restoring chalk grassland, improving biodiversity and supporting public engagement on a former golf course up in the middle of a scenic wildland just on the doorstep of the South Downs National Park.
It was our first GoodGym Brighton outing with double sport action, with Philippa leading a group of our enthusiastic runners, including Jane, Nicola, Ben and Angela who found her way without getting lost in the wild 😊
And, with Stefania riding by bike together with Juliet, Sarah and new member Maddalena. WELCOME! Joining Doug, and Richard coming from the further West and Frances, who is always the first one up and ready for the community action of the day!
We saved 1.2 kg of CO2 riding or walking to Wilding Waterhall rather than travelling by car. This is what the Brighton & Hove BetterPoint App tells me to encourage sustainable travel across our city!
We were hosted by Laura from Brighton & Hove Food Partnership for tacking a spring deep clean in what was a former golf clubhouse. The list of cleaning tasks was neat, clear and long but, as usual, we managed to sort all out with our GoodGym superpower, despite the missing hot water, the lost buckets and the hidden additional hoover with dodgy electric supply 😊
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership has just taken over the management of Wilding Waterhall venue that is now available for hiring to host projects like “Land Use Plus” and “Meat Share” to encourage nature friendly farming and improve food production practices that impact less on climate change. Read more here about Wilding Waterhall: https://thelivingcoast.org.uk/project/changing-chalk-wilding-waterhall-2 And, on BHFP website about their projects https://bhfood.org.uk/land-use-plus-project and https://bhfood.org.uk/meatshare-project/
Tue 30th May at 5:45pm
Revamping the former clubhouse to be used for community and wellbeing activitiesRead more
Tue 23rd May at 6:15pm
Six runners met by the Victoria Statue, ready for a slog up the hill to Brighton Table Tennis Club 🏓. This club provides inclusive table tennis lessons to local people, and Tuesday night is Ladies Night 🙌
After meeting some other GGers at the task, we were given instructions by the task owner and got to work 💪
Michelle and Thomas hoovered and mopped the reception area to make the place look welcoming for club members. Meanwhile, Sarah, Jane and Amro got stuck into the rampant weeds growing along the front of the building, while Ben, Sherman, and Rosie tidied up the shared garden over the road. We soon had the weeds pulled, the litter picked, and the borders looking braw ✨️
If that wasn't enough, some brave souls jogged to the seafront for a fitness session combining hill sprints and a core workout 🥵 Being by the sea on a sunny warm evening is one of the joys of being in Brighton, and we're looking forward to some lovely summer evenings with our GoodGym squad in the months ahead 😎
Keep an eye on our Instagram @ggbrighton for the latest reel crafted by Rosie, featuring some highlights from tonight's session. Looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming session soon!
Tue 16th May at 6:15pm
Summer is here, it's official! 13 Good Gym runners met to run and walk up the steep hill to Brighton Unemployed Familes Project. We celebrated Pippa's 50 good deeds in her absence and welcomed new member Michael . Oranganised by Sarah, this seemed a simple task at first but proved deceptive. Joy from Brighton Unemployed Families Project told us the project had been running for 42 years and provided practical support, education and much much more to local families. Recently one group of families had 13 different languages between them! It was a lovely large space that backed on to Tarner park. Our task was to sort the many donations of baby and children's clothes. First it was suggested we sort by type of clothing, then by gender but then mother-to-be Catherine suggested by age. This proved the winning formula and our team made good progress. We were amazed by the end of the session that we had sorted at least half of the clothes. And there were some very cute clothes including baby sleeping bags and an elf's costume! The other team had to take many boxes up to the top floor where there was more room and also were very successful in sorting the clothes, although I think by the end of it some of us were going a bit ga ga !
Tue 14th Mar at 6:15pm
The Cat Creep is a secret shortcut between the upper and downhill residential roads in the Round Hill Ward, well known by its residents. Unlike some of the other Cat Creeps in Brighton, this one was initially wider and named Lennox Road in readiness for houses to be built along it. However, this plan was eventually abandoned: Lennox Road was just too steep for coaches to negotiate!
Nowadays, if you’re on the Cat Creep after dark, don’t be surprised if you see someone with a torch apparently staring at the stairs. From February to April, a group of local enthusiasts counts toads and newts as they migrate from one side of the cat creep to the other to mate. So, we did. We counted at least 7 tods at our passage! This greatly hopped GoodGymers up to undertake the group mission that involved the distribution of more than 150 copies of the local newsletter, “The Round Hill Reporter” to the residents of the ward, especially those who can't or don't want to be online, so they can hear all about the latest news in the area. It was a blast, so we had plenty of time for a fitness session hopping up the stairs together with the tods – indeed, using our phone and head torch to avoid stepping on them – and some sprint runs up hill. The second Tuesday of the month is Brighton GoodGym’s social night, and we concluded our evening with a Quiz Night to socialise at a local pub.