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

Friends Events in May

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

Tuesday 3rd
Lake Group Meeting – Discuss Lake Project
1pm in the Hub General Activities Room
Sunday 15th (3rd Sunday in every month)
FoLR Practical Volunteering – Help with simple practical work around the Rec
This month – Preparation for the River Fest
Meet at 11am in the Hub Cafe

Sunday 22nd (Usually last Sunday of every month)
Dog Club Gathering
11.30am to 12.30pm by the Cafe area

Tuesday 24th (4th Tuesday in 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 (meet in the Hub Cafe)

Sunday 29th
River Fest – food, stalls, music, crafts, activities
11am to 6pm in the Hub and Park
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

Friends Events In April

Sunday 3rd April 11-1pm
Craft session for children in the Hub, Lordship Rec.
Children need to be accompanied by an adult and there will be a charge of £1 per child to cover material costs.

Sunday 3rd (1st Sunday of every month)
Friends General Meeting for all Park Users to share News and Views about the Park
2.00 PM to 3.30 PM in the Hub Community Room

Sunday 17th (3rd Sunday in every month)
Friends of Lordship Rec Workday – Help with simple practical work around the Rec
This month – Mulching Trees in the Orchard
Meet at 11.00 AM in the Hub Cafe

Sunday 24th (Last Sunday of every month)
Dog Club Gathering
11.30AM to 12.30PM by the Cafe area

Tuesday 26th (4th Tuesday in every month)
Lordship Wildlife Group Meeting – Discuss ideas and plans to encourage wildlife in the Rec
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM in the Hub Cafe

 

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/calendar
– check the attached timetable for activities in the Hub

Activities in March

Saturday 5th

Free Gardening Workshop with Robbie Samuda, master gardener at Harmony Gardens
2.00PM to 4.00PM in the Hub

Sunday 6th (1st Sunday of every month)
Friends General Meeting for all Park Users to share News and Views about the Park
2.00 PM to 3.30 PM in the Hub Community Room

Friday 11th
Free Sprouting and Microgreens Workshop with Paulette
2.00PM to 4.00PM in the Hub

Sunday 20th (3rd Sunday in every month)
Friends of Lordship Rec Workday – Help with simple practical work around the Rec
Meet at 11.00 AM at the front of the Hub

Tuesday 22nd (4th Tuesday in every month)
Lordship Wildlife Group Meeting – Discuss ideas and plans to encourage wildlife in the Rec
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM in the Hub Cafe

Sunday 27th (Last Sunday of every month)
Dog Club Gathering
11.30AM to 12.30PM by the Cafe area

Sunday 27th
Hub Members and Users Informal Meet Up
11.30AM to 12.30PM in the Hub

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

Friends Work Day

Sunday 17th April

Meet at the front of the Hub at 11AM to join a Friends of Lordship Rec Workday doing a practical task in the Rec

Free Refreshments provided in the Hub Cafe afterwards. All welcome!

Lordship Rec Management Plan 2015-2025

www.haringey.gov.uk/sites/haringeygovuk/files/lordship_rec_2015_-_final.pdf

This very important document is the updated Plan for Lordship Rec, applying for the next 10 years, written collaboratively and agreed by the park’s user groups and by the Council. It explains all the features in the park, how they are to be maintained, and how they are being managed in partnership between the the various park community groups and the Council, coordinated overall through the Lordship Rec Users Forum. The range of user groups and their activities is also detailed, as are the current list of further improvements sought. There are some very useful appendices with further details.

Outdoor Gym for Lordship Rec!

We have the fantastic news that, with the help of Haringey Council, the Outdoor Gym Group has successfully secured £100,000 for Lordship Rec’s very own Outdoor Gym. The money is from a funding application to Sport England for £70k, with matched funding from Haringey Council for £30k.

We are hoping this will get us 20 pieces of Exercise equipment including 3 pieces of Gymnastic equipment, 6 pieces of weighted equipment along with 2 outdoor table tennis tables.

Works in the field just to the north east of the Hub have now started and if the weather is on our side we should have our new facility by May

Thank you to everyone that supported the idea and to all those who gave their time to collect information, consultation data and helped to compile it into a winning funding application.

Thanks from Lordship Outdoor Gym Group