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Islington

Sunday 16th October 2022

Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

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Area Activator Simon, Kim, Emily and new starter Laura (welcome!) joined the Friends of Crouch End Open Space (aka CREOS) for a glorious sunny Sunday afternoon of forest path building and maintenance.

Almost every month over the last 6 years, Goodgym Islington have assisted with the upkeep of the paths between Highgate and Muswell Hill (a local green idyll). This time, we helped with preparing the footways for the winter months. Laura and Kim took charge of weeding the main paths across CREOS meadow, and achieved a full transformation over the course of 90 minutes. The pair mentioned that they really enjoyed this relaxing task, as they were also in the perfect place for greeting the various dogs out on their nature walks! (Also, congratulations to Kim for achieving a new PB at the Hyde Park 10km yesterday- she still had her medal to hand and was rightly proud to show it off!).

On the other side of the meadow, Simon and Emily joined CREOS member David in shoveling and wheelbarrowing left over sand from a project at The North London Cricket Club. Our intention was to sprinkle the excess sand into various pot holes around the open green space, and across various areas susceptible to becoming puddles. Afterwards, we trundled up to the top of the Highgate pathways with spades and rakes in hand, and pulled out as much foliage as possible from the purpose made gullies following the main walking route. Again, we were intending on reducing the likelihood of the paths from becoming wet and muddy too early in the season.

A lovely way to while away a Sunday afternoon. We will return on the Third Sunday of next month!


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