AGM 2021 – a review of the last year

Our AGM is on March 7th at 2pm. A zoom link will be sent to our members on our email list and facebook page.

Here is a report of last year’s meeting.  But first a review of what became a very challenging last 12 months for everyone – a year in which we continued to ensure the Rec was able to support its users and the surrounding community at a time of even greater need…

FLR AGM 2021 Annual report for 2020 pdf

FLR AGM 2 Feb 2020 mins pdf

Our 20th anniversary!

This coming summer we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Friends of Lordship Rec.  Here’s 6 inspirational videos to enjoy that tell the story of the Rec and its successful community-led renaissance..

1938 – Opening of the Lordship Rec Model Traffic Area (by the Minister of Transport) [2 min]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xNhUi0uPXw

2007 – Tottenham Says Restore Our Rec!  [31 min]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jHzfO-MMyg

2012 – 8,000 attend Lordship Rec Festival to celebrate its regeneration [3 min]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXbi4co4jxg

2017 – Lordship Hub Co-op: Community building in every sense [12 min]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaE2JgrxVa4

2018 – Lordship Rec Main Feature on BBC Countryfile  [8 min]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjvb9MxxDrw

2020 – A message to the world, mown into the main field of the Rec   [27 secs]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAzaIOUNrqQ

ANNUAL MEETING 2021

Sunday 7th March, 2pm (via zoom)

Hi, all Lordship Rec lovers.

As we all know it’s been a very challenging year for everyone, and we hope you are well and have been able to get on with things OK.

The Friends of the Rec have been busy throughout the last 12 months (see our fb page below), continuing our activities as best we can. This includes looking after parts of the park (e.g. woodland, orchard field and lake), doing some hands-on maintenance, helping with the Hub (currently takeaway only), reporting repairs needed and liaising regularly with park staff, and promoting the Rec and community action generally. A more detailed report will follow.

Our Annual Meeting will be a chance for all those who care about the Rec to attend to hear and share news and views, and look ahead to the next 12 months – including a discussion about ‘volunteering in the Rec’ and how people can get involved if they wish. We particularly welcome new faces!

So please put the date in your diary.

Best wishes
Caroline, Joan, Nina, Dave, Sally and Catherine
Friends of Lordship Rec
https://en-gb.facebook.com/groups/307036912739/

Lordship Litterpickers

The Lordship Litterpickers meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am by the Hub to tackle the more out of the way litter problem areas in the Rec. We have limited litter picking equipment and adhere to strict social distancing and covid safety rules so it is important to get in touch if you want to take part, text Caroline on: 07914641167.

Thankyou

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year to all our members and park users.

Hoping that things will be better by the Summer so that we can celebrate the work of the Friends of Lordship Rec which will be 20yrs old in June 2021!

Lake Improvements

Monday, January 4th

TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, are supporting the Friends to do some conservation work in and around the Lake in Lordship Rec.  One of the tasks will be to repair the wooden dipping platform and make it safe.

Clearing and Cleaning the Moselle

Contractors will be on site on Tuesday 24th November to carry out vegetation clearance in the Moselle River channel and to clear the trash screen at the Broadwater Farm end and to do the winter siltex application (this is to break down the silt). This work will help the river flow better and wash through some of the unsightly surface. The team should be on site for 2 days arriving mid-morning tomorrow.
This is part of an ongoing yearly maintenance plan that should gradually improve the water quality and enjoyment of the river. Continue reading “Clearing and Cleaning the Moselle”

Free Food Thursdays at the Hub

Every Thursday at Lordship Hub Cafe

FREE hot meal (vegetarian or meat), hot soup and a breakfast parcel for all those in need in these difficult times throughout the winter months.

Donations of UHT milk or breakfast cereal welcome  or cash donations to Lordship Hub

 

Tottenham ‘Mini’ Flower and Produce-Entry Form

We will be holding a Tottenham  ‘Mini’ Flower and Produce Show outside the Hub on Saturday October 3rd, 1-5pm.

This year we want to showcase what people have learned over ‘lockdown’,  exhibiting Fruit and Veg Growing, Crafts, Visual Art and Poetry, Carpentry, playing a musical instrument and any other skills you have picked up and wish to share.

To enter the show please fill in our online form or contact joanhcurtis51@gmail.com for further information:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y3Y9HP3

 

 

Mal Hawley 1942-2020

We are sad to report the passing away of Mal Hawley, the former Secretary of the Friends of Downhills and an active participant in many Friends of Lordship Rec activities and meetings in the last 10 years. In his life he had travelled widely, was an experienced carpenter, played double bass for jazz bands, made unorthodox musical instruments and was very keen on wildlife (including organising annual bird and butterfly counts in Lordship Rec and Downhills Park). Mal was kind, thoughtful and committed to a better society, with a lifelong love of music and people.  Full tribute here: Mal Hawley Tribute & Celebration of His Life