invitation to help control thistles on Friday, 12th July
You are cordially invited to join us this Friday at 2pm in the Hub cafe. We will go to together to the ‘picnic area’ in the Rec (just south of the Model Traffic Area – Walpole Rd/Rusper Road entrance) where we will cut thistles and docks and put the tops in bags to prevent the area being covered in these next year.
We will provide bags, gloves and seccateurs unless you have your own in which case please bring them. We don’t have to stay long but it would be great if you come.
Lordship Wildlife Group
Friday August 5th, 7-9pm
Family fun event for adults and children over 8 and fundraiser for the Hub terrace roof. Come in teams, couples or families. It will be moving and shouting games not board games. £5 per person (£1 for accompanied children). Soft drinks available to buy but bring your own alcohol.
Next meeting of the friends is at the Hub on Sunday 7th August at 2pm. All park users welcome!
Come and celebrate with us!
The hub has successfully completed another year of trading and is better than ever.
Come along and show your appreciation to all the volunteers and staff who have kept the Hub going over the past 2yrs.
The celebrations start at 11am in the Cafe with fantastic local Children’s Entertainer Mr Squash
A celebration of everything green, wild and natural
Stalls, activities, walks, workshops… 12 – 5pm
Lordship Rec – Based in and around the Hub, by the lake. N17 6NU
Organised by the Lordship Wildlife Group. Supported by the Friends of Lordship Rec
Council respond to objectors Haringey Council planners have at last published their official response to the hundreds of local people who objected earlier this year to their ‘red-zone’ proposals threatening the ‘Broadwater Farm Area’ homes and facilities with potential future demolitions and ‘redevelopment’. Many members of the Friends of Lordship Rec live in the affected area and so we are actively supporting the campaign. [See our bwflordship drop-down pages]. In fact the Council has refused to address most of the concerns and points raised by local people, either making vague official general responses or shockingly just not responding at all.
A Public Inquiry is planned The Government has recently appointed a Planning Inspector to hold a Public Inquiry into the Council’s borough-wide Draft Haringey Local Plan, to decide if the proposals are ‘sound’ or should be rejected. The Inquiry is expected to last some weeks at the end of August or beginning of September at the Civic Centre, and objectors will have the right to put their case. The Broadwater Farm Area proposal (SA62) is probably the most contentious (it certainly has had more objections than any other) of all the Council’s proposals to sell off public land and public assets, and to promote demolitions and ‘redevelopment’ in many parts of the borough. Following a massive number of objections in 2015, the incredible original threat to build houses on a third of Lordship Rec was dropped – but the campaign to save local homes continues.
Youth Fest in the Rec
Saturday, July 9th 1-5pm
Sports, Crafts and performance day for young people from 6-19 yrs
In Lordship Rec at the Hub and in Broadwater Farm Community Centre
Various sports taster sessions and demonstrations, Talent Showcase, workshops and stalls
Free Event – All welcome!
Haringey New Leaf Composting Session
To book your place, visit https://billetto.co.uk/az-of-home-composting
Volunteer conservation activity
11am-1pm, Sunday 19th June
Meet on the terrace outside the Cafe at the Hub
We will be tidying up the little garden around the Downhills Shelter Memorial near the woodland and also doing some work in the woodland clearing paths of vegetation and creating sight lines through the bushes along the main path.
Hope you can make it. Bring your own gloves and secateurs if you have them but some will be available if not.