Thoughts on seeing the Green Gym in the Ock Valley

March 5, 2013

Ock Valley Path
It must be about twelve years ago that Peter Green, then a councillor at the town council, managed to get the main path put along the Ock Valley Walk. Before then there was just an undefined mud path. Peter also organised groups of volunteers to regularly cut down the Himalayan Balsam.
Ock Valley Path
The Green Gym have taken over the volunteer side of things. They were out at the weekend tending to the trees they planted two years ago, and cutting back brambles.
Ock Valley Path
They were picking litter. I spoke to Lucy who regularly picks litter as she walks down that way. She was amazed that the Green Gym had filled so many blue and clear sacks. But then they did go beyond the main path into the undergrowth and under the bridges.
Ock Valley Path
The Green Gym were also relaying the secondary path with shredded Christmas Trees. It is good that this material is getting recycled but it won’t last like wood-chip.

The main path is not their responsibility but is something the council will have to tackle when they feel the time is right.

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2 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Neil Boston  |  March 5, 2013 at 9:13 am

    big thank you to those people who work with the Green Gym; they make a significant improvement to our town and it’s great to see them recognised in the Abingdon Blog.

  • 2. patlon  |  March 6, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Ditto to that.

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