The meeting point will be the planted areas at the junction of Brickwood Road and Addiscombe Road.
It’s May. Burgeoning bushes and shooting shrubs are spreading outwards and upwards in The Boulevard. But so are the weeds. And not to be left out, ivy is seeking to take control.
So, not before time, the second community tidy-up of the year is nigh. The wonderful Goodgym volunteers return on Tuesday – 24 May, from about 7.20 in the evening.
A reminder to readers: Goodgym (a charity the members of which combine community service with keeping fit) has for several years helped to keep The Boulevard in shape. The Boulevard was the original name of the stretch of the Addiscombe Road running from Bisenden Road to East Croydon Station which has planted areas on the edge of the footway.
Goodgym members will put in about 50 minutes hard shift removing litter, ivy, weeds and overgrowth of shrubs from the planted areas. They will not intentionally destroy flowers and shrubs.
Community members and friends are respectfully invited to assist in Goodgym’s endeavours to make East Croydon tidier. Please come and join them. Please feel free to spread details on social media.
Loppers and shears will be available, as well as litter-picks, protective gloves, hi-vis jackets and much more. Do bring your own equipment if you have it.
Conroy Barnett is once again leading the Goodgym team. I shall be there and look forward to seeing ECCO friends and neighbours, and indeed anyone from any area who would like to get out on a perfect (hopefully) May evening and join the community effort.
PLEASE MAKE A NOTE IN YOUR DIARY FOR NEXT TUESDAY – 24 MAY
(ECCO Clean and Green Street Champion)