Some events in Lordship Rec in August

Sunday 7th (1st Sunday of every month)
Friends General Meeting for all Park Users to share News and Views about the Park
2pm to 3.30pm in the Hub Community Room

Wednesday 17th
Lake Group Meeting to discuss ongoing Lake Project
2pm to 4pm in the Hub General Activities Room

Sunday 21st (3rd Sunday of every month)
Friends of Lordship Rec Practical Volunteering
This month – Mulching Trees in the Orchard
Meet at 11am in the Hub Cafe

Monday 22nd
Lordship Rec Users Forum General Meeting – For members of all park user groups and local community groups
6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Hub General Activities Room

Tuesday 23rd (4th Tuesday of every month)
Lordship Wildlife Group Meeting – Discuss ideas and plans to encourage wildlife in the Rec. Short meeting followed by an optional task in the Rec
2pm to 4pm in the Hub Cafe

Sunday 28th (Usually last Sunday of every month)
Dog Club Gathering
11.30am to 12.30pm by the Cafe area

For more information
– check out the park’s noticeboards, which are regularly updated by the Friends
– pick up various flyers from the Friends’ info table in the Hub

Free Composting Workshop

Saturday 23 July, 11AM to 2PM

The Hub, Lordship Rec N17 6NU

Learn how to make your own compost from kitchen, garden and other household waste.

Includes info on where to buy a composter or how to make your own, what materials can be composted, and how to build and maintain your compost heap.

We will be building a compost heap using waste from Lordship Rec, but please bring any suitable materials you can spare.

Although the workshop is free, you need to book a place at

https://billetto.co.uk/az-of-home-composting

Hub 2nd Birthday Celebrations

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

Some events in Lordship Rec in July

Saturday 9th
Youth FestSports and activities for children and young people
1pm – 5pm all over the Rec
Organised by the Lordship Sports and Activities Consortium

Sunday 17th (3rd Sunday of every month)
Friends of Lordship Rec Practical Volunteering – Help with simple practical work around the Rec
Meet at 11am in the Hub Cafe

Tuesday 19th
Friends General Meeting for all Park Users
to share News and Views about the Park
6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Hub Community Room
Note: This is usually the first Sunday of every month. It has been rescheduled so as not to clash with the annual Go Wild In The Rec event last Sunday, which was excellent!

Tuesday 26th (4th Tuesday of every month)
Lordship Wildlife Group Meeting – Discuss ideas and plans to encourage wildlife in the Rec.
Short meeting followed by an optional task in the Rec.
2pm to 4pm in the Hub Cafe

Sunday 31st (Usually last Sunday of every month)
Dog Club Gathering
11.30am to 12.30pm by the Cafe area

For more information…
– check out the park’s noticeboards, which are regularly updated by the Friends
– pick up various flyers from the Friends’ info table in the Hub
– see our website www.lordshiprec.org.uk
– check www.lordshiphub.org.uk for activities in the Hub

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Go Wild In The Rec, 3rd July!

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

Haringey Council responds to further flood of Broadwater Farm Area objections as Public Inquiry is planned for the late summer or autumn

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.

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.

Friends Events in June

Wednesday 1st
Lake Group Meeting
– to discuss the Lake project
2pm
in the Hub General Activities Room

Sunday 5th (1st Sunday of every month)
Friends General Meeting for all Park Users to share News and Views about the Park
2pm to 3.30pm in the Hub Community Room

Sunday 5th
Lordship Rec Summer Jazz Fest
2pm to 8.30pm @ the Hub (from 5pm) and Shell in Lordship Rec

Sunday 19th (3rd Sunday of every month)
Friends of Lordship Rec Workday – Help with simple practical work around the Rec
This month – Mulching Trees in the Orchard
Meet at 11am in the Hub Cafe

Sunday 19th
Free Wildlife Pond Making Workshop

Find out how to build and maintain a pond for wildlife in your garden with Mat from TCV
2pm to 4pm in the Hub

Sunday 26nd (Usually last Sunday of every month)
Dog Club Gathering
11.30am to 12.30pm
by the Cafe area

Monday 27th (4th Monday of month)
Lordship Rec Users Forum General Meeting – For members of all park user groups and local community groups
6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Hub General Activities Room

Tuesday 28th (4th Tuesday of every month)
Lordship Wildlife Group Meeting – Discuss ideas and plans to encourage wildlife in the Rec. Short meeting followed by an optional task in the Rec
2pm to 4pm in the Hub Cafe

 

Raise the Roof at the Hub

Pledge to the Hub Spacehive appeal

Help the Hub weather-proof the cafe terrace and other overhanging areas around the building to increase the Hub’s capacity to successfully serve as a hub for the park and the local community.

Make a pledge on SpaceHive now to support this project. With a roof the Hub will be able to expand what is on offer to the community for example, outdoor bbqs, markets, stalls, kids workshops, dry space for buggies and prams and general refuge from the elements especially for dog walkers and cyclists. It will be a beautiful place from which to admire the surroundings, enjoy the wildlife lake and keep an eye on the kids in the adjacent playground, even when it is raining.

To pledge a donation visit www.spacehive.com/lordshiphub

Thanks

Lordship Lake improvement project

Friends raise funds for Lake improvements

The Friends were successful in getting a grant from Trust For London, for £7000 to do improvements to the lake in Lordship Rec. We will be adding more plants in the lake and building some more floating islands. We will aso be doing a new information board about the lake, renovating the wooden dipping platform and adding a couple more picnic tables nearby.

If you are interested in getting involved in this project or want to join in some of the practical work days to make it happen please contact: joancurtis@blueyonder.co.uk. Many thanks