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32 Month Streak
27 Month Streak
Sun 4th Dec at 8:30am
On a brisk Sunday morning, 4 Goodygymers joined other regular volunteers at Florence Park Junior Parkrun to oversee 50 super runners kicking off the day with a 2 km run.
Julia with baby in tow marshaled near Flo's, while Trev gave en expert first timer's welcome and marshaled on the first corner. Kieran was on barcode scanning duty to help give a flawless set of results for the morning. Ben was Run Director to give the main briefing, set up and set down for the run, dish out high viz for keen volunteers, and to make sure the results all match up from the event.
Thank you to everyone who helped out!
Next week is the 3rd year anniversary for Junior Parkrun at Florence Park for those who want to take part. We'll be back at Florence Park on 1st January so keep an eye out for the volunteer call for that.
Sun 27th Nov at 10:00am
The C S Lewis Nature Reserve is one of Oxford's many pockets of nature. Managed by BBOWT and some dedicated local residents, it is a lovely patch of woodland with a large pond surrounded by the residential streets of Risinghurst.
One of the big challenges in the Nature Reserve recently has been people walking and biking off the footpaths, causing erosion and destroying areas of wildflowers. In some areas it is so bad that there is concern that the soil erosion is undercutting the tree roots and will cause those trees to topple one day - hopefully not on top of an unsuspecting visitor! To try and stop further damage our task was to help use some logs and branches to create natural barriers along the edges of the footpaths so that it is more obvious to people which are the rights of way. Quite a few trees have had to come down recently due to Ash die back, so although sad that gave us a lot of materials to work with.
2 hours of hard work, and we had created barriers in 3 of the most critical areas of the Nature reserve - at the top and bottom of the 'cliff' and also along a long section of the footpath up through the woods.
Wed 23rd Nov at 6:00pm
On this month's GoodGym Food bank flash mob we:
These maintenance and cleaning tasks are very difficult to find time for in the usual day-to-day running of the Oxford Mutual Aid food bank, and so our regular evening blitz of cleaning is very much appreciated by the food bank team. They've already expressed their appreciation for our efforts.