The Friends of Lordship Rec have been active since 2001 in helping to look after, protect and improve the Rec for everyone to use and enjoy.
You can check out some of our key documents (below) summing up what we do, how we do it, and how people can get involved in various ways – we are very keen to welcome new people of all ages, backgrounds and interests! More details are in the paragraphs below.
You can fill in our volunteering survey here:
We are a group of local residents and park users who meet regularly together with the aim of protecting and encouraging good maintenance of Lordship Rec, and trying to ensure the rec gets the resources it needs. We hold regular monthly drop in sessions at 2pm on the first Sunday of every month in the Hub to which everyone is welcome.
We act as the voluntary eyes and ears of the park, noticing and reporting what needs fixing or replacing and also reporting anything going on that we feel is detrimental to the Rec.
We work with closely wit the Hub staff and volunteers and other agencies and organisations interested in the future of the rec – especially the Council’s parks service of course – via the Lordship Rec Users Forum.
We organise events and activity days to bring local people into the Rec and to encourage others to take an active interest in the upkeep of the rec and its future. To that end we have some ongoing volunteer working groups. We have organised summer festivals with games, arts and crafts and nature activities and also have set up volunteer work days in conjunction with TCV (a conservation charity) looking after the woodland and orchard areas, clearing debris from the lake or planting trees and bulbs etc. Our membership email list (around 1400 people in 2021) and facebook page (over 1000 people) both help us to spread information and publicise activities and issues.
We have been successful in bringing extra funds into the Rec by bidding for many grants from external bodies and have been able to to carry out a range of improvement projects.
We have a constitution and range of policies which guide our activities.
Join the Friends
If you would like to join the Friends, please subscribe to our email list via this website (see home page, top right), or come along to one of our monthly drop-ins in the Rec (as publicised on the park notice boards). Contact us by post at: The Friends of Lordship Rec, 9 Gedeney Road, London N17 7DY.
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