What does Green Gang do?
“We are a group of adults recovering our mental health. We work together for the environment. We have built a footpath, installed a bench, planted trees, cleared footpaths and rubbed down and painted benches. We meet once a fortnight for about four hours with breaks for refreshments. Our numbers are small and we have a strong tradition of mutual respect and support. There are jobs to suit everyone. There is a short safety talk before each session.
What do I need?
We wear appropriate clothes – long sleeved shirt, hat, long trousers or shorts and stout shoes or boots. We bring a bottle of water and a small snack.
GANG provides gloves, high- viz jackets and all tools.
How do you join?
Contact the co-ordinator to arrange to meet with him and to find out more including details of the next session. For the first three sessions you must come with a relative, friend or health professional. The group and the new member then decide if they are happy working together. There is a brief health questionnaire to fill in on physical health conditions, allergies and contact phone numbers.
There is no charge or membership fee.”
|Wed 8th Sept 10.00 am||Gillingham Town Meadow SP84AA||Installing, sanding down and painting bench. Clearing behind railings. Touching up paint on railings. Litter pick. Wedges under tree trunks.|
|Wed 20th Sept||Withywood SP84AA||Planting alder trees and repairing vandalised fence and bridge.|
|Wed 6th October||Jubilee fields Meet at the Marlott Road playground sp8 4ff (near Peacemarsh surgery)||Clearing round retention pond||Lifts from the station.|
|Wed 20th October||Millennium Wood||Repair and Putting up nest boxes, coppicing hazel, cutting back brambles.|
|Wed 3rd Nov||Withywood||Clearing the railway fence of vegetation that is pushing it down.|
|Wed 17th Nov||Withywood||Cut back shrubs and clear some river bank.|
|Wed 1st Dec||A Gillingham Cafe||Social Tea.||Walking distance from the station.|
|Wed 5th Jan||To be announced|
To introduce new members email [email protected] or phone 01747 821269 to arrange chat over coffee at Café Corsa, Waitrose or the Slade.