Lake Improvement work days

Hi all

We are working to improve the lake in the Rec with TCV on Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th December using a grant we obtained from Trust for London

We are going to be preparing the lake for new planting early next year ready for the Spring. We will be constructing gabions, (metal cages full of stones) and positioning them along the inside edge of the lake ready for planting in Feb or March. We have chosen some new plants to go in the lake for next year which will create new habitats for wildlife, increase the health of the lake and also look lovely.

If we have time, we will also be constructing some new floating islands for the birds to use as nesting places.

Please feel free to come along and join in this outdoor work between 10am and 3pm on the above days.

Hoping to see you there!

 

 

Half Term Kids Birdwatching Event at the Lake

Kids Birdwatching Event at the Lake

Come and identify and count the birds at the lake in Lordship Rec. Find out about all the birds that live on and around the lake, including the best way to feed them.

Free Bird Food for everyone taking part.

11am-1pm, Thursday 27th October

Meet on the Hub Terrace next to the Cafe

Organised by the Friends of Lordship Rec, Lake Group

Lake Group Meeting

Friend’s Lake Group Meeting

2pm Wednesday 21st September in the Hub

Meeting for all those interested in the Friends project to improve the lake. We have obtained a grant to add more vegetation in the lake and more floating islands as well as other repairs and a new information board.

All welcome

Update 30th May

What a fantastic community ‘River Fest’ festival in the Rec on Sunday 29th May: Over 2,000 attended! Organised by Tottenham Ploughmans and the Lordship Hub.
 
And next Sunday 5th June is a Jazz Fest at the Shell Theatre (from 2pm) and in the Hub (from 5.30pm). Lots more events planned during the summer eg Health and Lifestyle Market Sat 12th June (12-5pm) / Ladies Night Sat 19th June (7-10pm) / Go Wild Sun 3rd July (12-5pm) / Youth Fest Sat 9th July (1-5pm)… A big thank you to the dozens of local people who are helping organise all these events. More people and help always appreciated of course.
 
Meanwhile the Outdoor Gym by the Hub is now completed and already hugely popular, and the kids paddling pool is now open.
 
The Lordship Lake Group are also currently planning improvements to the lake area (a new interpretation board, extra aquatic banks, some picnic tables by the hub etc).
 
Rockstone are now running their bike hub/shop every day at the front entrance to the park, with many people coming for advice and to get their bikes repaired.
 
Another bit of good news is that some long-needed maintenance and repair works are being done by the Council over the coming weeks and months.
 
Meanwhile the Lordship Hub has launched an online crowdfunding drive so a roof can be built above the terraces to protect cafe users etc from the rain – already over £1,000 has been pledged. All contributions large or small are very welcome. For more info click here: www.spacehive.com/lordshiphub  The Hub’s cafe staff and volunteers have this week introduced a new, ‘fast-track’ summer menu for everyone to try out and enjoy. And don’t forget there are rooms to hire there – the first ever wedding reception was a big success last Saturday!
 
Phew!
 
All this and more is the result of the efforts of the members of the Friends and the other park user groups – all working together to build up community spirit, community initiative and community empowerment. All the groups would like more people to get involved so that all this good stuff (and more) can continue and the work is shared among more people – we could do with twice as many! Don’t worry if you’re not sure what you might be able to do in terms of time and skills – any contribution is welcome.
So why not come along to the Friends meeting this Sunday 5th June, 2pm at the Hub, to hear all the news, have your say, and consider if you’d like to get involved in some way in one or more of the activities.

Beneath the Surface – Shadow Art Show

Beneath the SurfaceThe Friends of Lordship Rec are proud to present a beautiful shadow art show called

Beneath the Surface

by Jennie Pedley and Angela Bullock

Sunday 6th March, 2.30pm at the lake in Lordship Rec

Entrances: Lordship Lane/Higham Road/Walpole Road, Tottenham N17, refreshments in playground building.

 

 

To celebrate the restoration of the lake island in Lordship Rec Beneath the Surface is a live shadow show about a small boy who dreams that he enters a picture of a pond and shrinks to the size of an insect. Dazzled by beautiful microscopic creatures and terrified by water scorpions he escapes on the back of a great crested newt. Continue reading “Beneath the Surface – Shadow Art Show”