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Green gym to clear up Haringey's parks opens tomorrow
A green gym to encourage users to get fit while caring for the environment will launch in Harringay tomorrow.
The idea is for volunteers to lend a hand at the Conservation Volunteers Green Gym, which will be in operation every Thursday at different parks throughout the borough.
The green-fingered charity, Conservation Volunteers Haringey, are behind the scheme and are encouraging as many people as possible to get involved in the project.
The green gym comes just days after a report was published in conjunction by Haringey Council and the NHS, which encourages people to lead an active lifestyle.
Michael Bury, the senior community project officer for the Conservation Volunteers, said: “Haringey is densely populated and there are a lot of green spaces and parks but people don’t always think they have access to it or know about it.
“This is a way of educating people about the green spaces and getting people physically active and taking ownership and enhancing green spaces for the borough and for the wildlife.”
Volunteers will hack back overgrown vegetation, clear up the park and trim invasive vegetation.
Volunteers will don their gardening gloves at Railway Fields nature reserve tomorrow between 10.30am and 2.30pm. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience or fitness level.
A warm up session will start from 10.30am to get people ready for their day in the park.