GG Barnet have litter boarder skirmish in Haringey

7 Goodgymers helped their local community in Barnet
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Tuesday 26th September 2023

Report written by Paul Salman

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We gathered at phoenix cinema to do some litter picking, but this was proper plogging ( Scandinavian style, ) running through the streets and green spaces of East Finchley skewering, rubbish with litter, pickers. To do this at speed is quite an art! Rather like jousting, you run at your piece of rubbish, and just at the right moment lower your litter picker down to make the interception. We headed towards Ally Pally and a magnificent view of London on a clear, warm autumnal evening. We were moving out of Barnet into another borough, so this was a proper boarder raid! We picked up a lot of rubbish en route and then split into pairs to work around the hill of Alexandra Palace. It was a lovely setting with bats dancing above us in the dark night sky. We headed back along the same route led bye Rachel, who set quite a pace. We stopped to do some star jumps to make sure we got our heart rate up for the final leg back to the Phoenix. We warm down with some stretches and had a nice social at a local restaurant! Great to see Jacqui & John back. Thanks for coming running and securing some rubbish !

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The Friends of Alexandra Park 
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Alexandra Park was originally designed by Alexander McKenzie, in 1863, as a park and pleasure ground.  The 196 acres of park now consists of a delightful mixture of informal woodland, open grassland, formal gardens and attractions such as the boating lake, cafes and the pitch-and-putt course. The Friends of Alexandra Park is a voluntary group, formed in 2006, with the aims of: promoting the use of Alexandra Park : encouraging conservation of wildlife : protecting the Park from unwanted development.

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Wed 27th Sep 2023 at 5:10pm

Well done everyone! Great report and love the black & white pictures