Some residents in East Haven have used their daily exercise allowance in the community garden (only one person each side) hoeing, weeding and mowing. Even those out for a walk are stopping to pull out weeds and do their bit to help maintain the
gardens during lockdown. Gardening is good for mental and physical well-being at the best of times but especially during this period. It's wonderful to feel that not only are you exercising but also doing something worthwhile and with a tangible outcome. In
many ways it is a much safer form of outdoor exercise than cycling or walking at the moment. The coastal path is so congested with walkers and cyclists that it is sometimes difficult to maintain a 2m distance. In contrast one can comofrtably maintain a 5m-10m
distance whilst quietly exercising/working in the gardens. The big miss is the camaraderie which usually takes place and for now we are only able to wave or shout hello at neighbours, freinds and visitors. However, as we say in East Haven, 'Every Action Counts'
and maintaining the gardens brings everybody a bit of joy during this period.