Friends Monthly Meeting

Drop-in / update for all park users – for all the news and views!

Sunday 4th September – 2pm

At our temporary venue, Church on Farm, back of Opportunity Centre, Adams Rd. (Just 200 metres up the road from the Community Centre).

All park users and local residents welcome to drop in. This month we will discuss our aims and aspirations for the long term future of the park (see below), especially ensuring that all the agreed improvements and future staffing/maintenance happens as planned!

Plus regular weekly user groups sessions continue: egg:

  • Monday walking group. Meet 9.20am at Downhill’s Park Rd entrance. All welcome.
  • Mother & Toddler Group  Tues & Thurs at BWF Community Centre. 11am. All parents/carers and their toddlers welcome.
  • Wednesday Dog Training, 1pm in the Main Field   All dog owners welcome.
  • Trax Club – regular rides + weekly youth club   Info:
  • Friday’s green gym + community café (may be having a brief break) – contact Back 2 Earth, 8808 1829, to check if on
  • Football teams – various days. Ask at the Community Centre.
  • Lordship Wildlife Group – meet monthly.

Saturday Sept 24th, 1-5pm – Sporticulture Day: [Sports and Horticulture!] community event in and around the BWF Community Centre. See

Monthly Woodland Work-In

Sunday 17th April – 2pm by Downhills Park Rd entrance.

Lordship Woodland path wood-chip improvements work-in (unless raining).

Organised by the Friends. All welcome – more barrows & spades, and tea and cakes, would be useful!


The next Friends of Lordship meeting will be our Annual General Meeting on Sunday Feb 6th 2pm in the hut by the playground. Due to the extensive restoration work on the rec starting in March 2011, this could be the last time we meet in the hut for some time. It is also the 10th Anniversary of the Friends of Lordship and marks a major turning point for the rec. So please try to come along to the meeting and help make it a good occasion for all of us. As well as all the business we hope to make it a celebration of all the hard work we have done over the past 10 years.

Congratulations to us all!

Bring some food or drink to share if you can.

Best wishes and see you there

Lordship Friends Drop In – this Sunday, 2pm

All the usual – park news and updates, discussions, chitchat, nibbles, bad puns.

In addition, we’ll have the full, final application (3 huge ring-binder volumes) as sent in to the Heritage Lottery Fund for anyone who wants to look through it to check the maps, designs, charts, photos and small print!

And, if that’s not enough fun, some of us will go after the meeting to do some work in the woodland to thin out some of the shrubs, dogwood and nettles. Feel free to bring secateurs/shears…

Friends of Lordship Rec

Next Friends of Lordship Rec monthly meeting / drop-in for all park users
Sunday 7th March, 2pm – 4pm

At the hut by the children’s playground/paddling pool. To discuss all the latest news about the planned improvements to the park and the wide range of activities being organised there.