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Thank you again GoodGym runners – great leaf-shifting and weeding session yesterday

The sun shone and the bagels were fresh, so it was another perfect day for volunteers to help us improve our adventure playground. Thank you to GoodGym and their runners Graham, Lisa, Andreana, Bill and Alex, for providing the majority of the muscle and energy – always much appreciated.

We cleared out leaves and debris from behind our building, so that structural engineers HTS can get easier access to investigate and fix some drainage issues. And then the group split into twos and weeded as much as possible, until the sun and hay fever called an end to activities.

Before:

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During:

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leaves cleared

Graham did a nice little write-up on the GoodGym blog. Thanks Graham!

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community fix 1st may 2016

An excellent first “community fix” of the summer – thank you volunteers!

Thanks to a great bunch of volunteers, the first of our monthly “community fix” afternoons was a big success

Under the supervision of our playworker-in-charge, Alex William, a group of energetic volunteers cleared up our site: we now have two organised stores of re-usable wood and a contained pile of wood and other waste for removal. And we also removed a significant amount of litter which had built up recently.

A particular thank you to GoodGym for roping in the majority of the volunteers on the day. What a great organisation! Graham, who won the prize (extra gratitude) for longest session, also wrote a detailed run report for GoodGym.

This is the first in a monthly series, so please sign up to join us on Sunday 5th June if you’d like to help us improve our playground.

no more big wood pile by fence
Say goodbye to the messy wood pile by the fence!
A lattice of good big planks and poles for re-using
A lattice of good big planks and poles for re-using
Our playworker Thomas helping with covered wood store
Our playworker Thomas helping with covered wood store
We had snacks, drinks and Brick Lane bagels during our well-earned break!
We had snacks, drinks and Brick Lane bagels during our well-earned break!

And there are more photos if you like. Check out the full gallery here.

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Join us at our “community fix” this Sunday noon-5pm!

If you’re in the area and you’re keen to help us clear, fix and improve some of the structures outside, we’ll be very grateful! We’re still working on our plan for the afternoon, but all you need is some energy and you’ll make a big difference. No need to stay for the whole time!

From May, we’ll be organising these “community fix” events on the first Sunday of every month. There’s lots to do!

Please sign up to the event on Facebook, so we know how many people we’re expecting.