The ALRA Volunteers have already swung back into action in 2022... They have edged, cleared and swept the pathway that runs from the giant oak tree on Mercer Avenue, through the grassed area, to Lyndhurst Grove.
Since the association was formed, we have been organising regular Volunteer Work Parties, which have been focused on the footpaths across Aston Lodge, many of which had become overgrown and at times impassable.
Currently, it is unlikely that the Highways Authority or Borough Council will adopt the pathways around and through our estate. And, frankly, we can do a decent job of maintaining them ourselves, whilst respecting the natural environment.
The team always welcomes new volunteers. The work parties are usually for 45 minutes to an hour and take place most weeks, sometimes twice a week. You can join the sessions as little or often as you wish, there is no obligation. The sessions are easy going, sociable and good exercise. You can do as much, or as little, as you like... or, you can just bring us a tray of tea!
If you'd like to get involved and meet other resident volunteers, then please send us an email to register your interest in volunteering (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The sessions are advertised each week by WhatsApp, text or Facebook messenger. Once registered, you can join any session that's convenient for you.
A big thank you to the organisers and volunteers who achieved so much in 2021 and have hit the ground running in 2022!