Just Plant Get Enough

21 Goodgymers helped their local community in Tower Hamlets
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Tower Hamlets

Monday 24th January 2022

Report written by Laura Williams

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No fewer than 21 runners congregated at Mile End Art Pavilion last night to help plant 1000 bulbs in the Bow Conservation Area, including first time runners Zahra and Cathy.

We were greeted by Task Owner John, who wasted no time at all in talking us through the evening, which started with extensive kit-collection from his house on Grove Road.

There were 26 trowels; 1000 bulbs, daffs, drills and shovels. It was quite the operation. And so we made our way to Tredegar Square to a total of five planting areas, where the team spent an hour digging tough, impacted soil and planting bulbs of all shapes and sizes.

It was fun, fast and a teeny bit freezing, but we loved every minute, not least when our Chi showed up halfway through, to take some pics and help pack up.

The team did good: John was happy; a few remaining bulbs mean we’ll be heading back to the Holy Trinity Church area in the coming weeks and we got to run the pretty mile-long route back to the Hotel to warm up.

All is good.


Well done to the whole team, for getting so much done, for staying late, and especially to Task Force members Stephen for fantastic run-leading and route navigation; to Emma and John for greeting and light-carrying, and to our first time runners Cathy and Zahra – what a spectacular GoodGym debut, and we hope to see you very soon.

Next week: We’re back on the Hollybush Estate to help with the big community centre clean-up!

Until then.

Session Leader
This task supported
Friends of Mile End Park (FOMEP)
To organise an independent and inclusive group that will play a role in ensuring that the Park is developed, cared for and used in ways that actively involve and benefit the local community.

FOMEP acts as an independent, credible advisory and consultative group on all matters relating to the care and safe use of the park. They aim to promote awareness of the park and its facilities, and encourage and support their use. As well as assisting in the sustainable management and maintenance of the park.

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Tower Hamlets runner

Tue 25th Jan 2022 at 4:37pm

Aw you all look like you're having a great time! Sorry I couldn't make it yesterday

Laura Williams

Wed 26th Jan 2022 at 10:40am

Hope you can make the next one, Simon!