Friends of Downhills Park

Annual General Meeting
– all park users and local residents welcome!
Sunday 19th April
2pm – 4pm
At the Goan Community Centre, Keston Road
(off the bend in Keston Rd, in the complex of buildings there)
To look back over the news, activities and improvements gained over the last 12 months, and share views about the key issues over the coming year…

Friends of Lordship Rec : Monthly Drop In

SUNDAY 5th APRIL

2pm in the hut in the children’s playground.

Refreshments available. All park users and local residents welcome!

Catch up on all the news (and there’s lots of it!)

eg. BMX track, daisy walk, City Farm, wildlife areas, lake, flower beds, work day in the woodland, fundraising, BWF community centre, new playground, staffing….

Consultation on the future of Broadwater Farm Community Centre

Broadwater Farm Community Centre is currently undertaking a consultation exercise regarding current and future use of the Community Centre. They would like to know by April 20th what your views are on how best to deliver services for the community at the Centre now, and what additional activities you would like to see in the Centre in the future.

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Growing in Haringey – Launch Celebration

This week sees the long-awaited launch of an exciting new network linking up all those interested in growing food, in order to increase food production and public awareness of food issues throughout the borough. It is backed by a wide range of community groups and networks (see below).

Friday 27th March   5pm-8pm
[After the Tottenham food coop & community kitchen/cafe  12-4pm]
Broadwater Farm Community Centre
1 Adams Rd, Tottenham, N17 6HE [by Lordship Recreation Ground].

All welcome!
How to get there: Bus W4 to stop in Broadwater Farm estate – walk diagonally to Community Centre. Bus 123 or 243 to Lordship Rec gate – walk into park, then to left

‘It is very exciting bringing together all those involved in growing food throughout Haringey, whether on allotments, in back gardens, indoors, on green spaces or in schools. Its fun, good for the environment, and we’re determined to encourage many more to get their fingers dirty! This is all part of a world-wide shift to local sustainability and long term self-sufficiency.’ – Jo Foster, Sustainable Haringey network.

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Lordship Rec Community Festival 09 – planning meeting 23rd March

Lordship Rec Community Festival 09

festival-thumb.jpgIncluding… Tottenham Flower & Produce Show, Dog Agility Show, Cycling Activities, Fun Run, Performance Showcase (in the Community Centre), Community Cafe, Skateboarding/BMXing, Football Tournament, Arts and Crafts for Under-5s, History Displays, Walks and Talks, Pond-Dipping and Bug Hunt, Adventure Play, Picnics and Community Stalls…

Planning meeting Monday March 23rd, 6.30pm

at the Broadwater Farm Community Centre, 1 Adams Rd, N17

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Public support ensures Lordship Rec gets £400,000 grant!

Thanks to the fantastic demonstration of public support over the last 3 months, Lordship Rec got the £400,000 grant from the Greater London Authority’s parks vote ‘plebescite’. Here are the voting results for North London.

North London Parks Votes

Lordship Recreation Ground 4711
Dollis Valley Green Walk 4302
Arnos Park 4158
Elthorne Park 2533
Barnard Park 2405
Lincoln’s Inn Fields 2237
Shoreditch Park 1461
Coram’s Fields 1293
Bunhill Fields 842
Broadley Street Gardens 650

An incredible response considering Tottenham is an area where so many people don’t have direct internet access. A big thank you to everyone who helped encourage people to take part. We thank our fellow residents around Haringey for this massive vote of confidence, demonstrating the overwhelming public support for the community-driven plans for the regeneration of Tottenham’s largest green space. All our hard work and patient partnership-working with the Council and others over the last seven years is at last beginning to pay off.

Despite being one of six parks around London shortlisted for a special ‘one-off’ £2m GLA grant, we weren’t successful in getting that. This means that we still have to work hard over the next 6 months to raise additional match funding in order to ensure our regeneration plans can be implemented.

Dave Morris
Chair, Lordship Rec Users Forum

See the GLA press release below for more details.

Mayor reveals Lordship Recreation Ground and Dollis Valley Green Walk are £400k vote winners

110,000 Londoners vote for ten favourite winning parks

The Mayor today (Wednesday 4 March) revealed that Lordship Recreation Ground, Haringey, and Dollis Valley Green Walk, Barnet, are among the top-ten winning parks to each receive a £400,000 makeover following a public vote.

Londoners were recently invited by the Mayor to vote on a shortlist of parks across the capital in order to fund improvements to make them more attractive and safer for local communities. More than 110,000 people cast their vote and the winners have been announced today.

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Lordship Rec Users Forum

Next Meeting – Monday 9th March 2009 at 6.30pm in the Broadwater Community Centre, 1 Adams Rd, N17

Reps from all organisations concerned to see a better future for the park are invited to attend.

Agenda: all the usual news, reports and discussions about progress on improving the park, including funding update.