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
Thankyou to everyone who so generously donated to the Hub appeal. You have made it a success and we reached our target. A special thankyou for all the wonderful comments that have meant so much to staff and volunteers at the Hub. See you all soon.
Here is our tribute to you all :
Have a look at the Hub Huddle, a blog put together to keep people connected to the Hub and the park while the Hub is closed. Packed full of history, volunteering, nature facts and conservation ideas.
Please support and share the Lordship Hub crowdfunder appeal. This is important as Lordship Hub is the beating Heart of Lordship Rec and the park needs it to survive.
Lordship Hub is running a weekly blog to keep us all connected while the Hub is closed. This week it has looked at growing and gardening in the Rec and our community.
LORDSHIP Hub are running an appeal to help them survive the extended lockdown. Please donate and share this link.
- So far we have reached £5500 of our £30,000 Hub appeal target. Please help us get there! Heartfelt thanks to all those who have donated so far❤
One of our users shared what the Hub has meant to her, she said:
“Really hope you get through this. You saved my sanity during maternity leave and enabled me to make great friends through various activities, not to mention providing the best entertainment and duck food for the pond! A toddler’s dream!”
Let’s make sure we survive to keep up the good work for everyone!
The latest blog post on Hub Huddle looks at how local residents have transformed Central Tottenham.
See HUB HUDDLE a weekly blog connecting Hub and park users during lockdown.
PLEASE join in by sending in any inspirational photos or videos of neighbourhood solidarity, moments of collective joy or pictures of fabulous art or craft work, gardening produce, delicious recipes you have learned to make as you have developed new skills, or picked up old ones during lock down. We would love to hear from you on email@example.com.
The Friends have been told by the the Council that they will begin tomorrow to close all play areas, outdoor gyms, skate parks, sports areas and paddling pools. So Friends will begin to find these areas locked up and where a fence does not exist a fence being erected around normally unfenced areas e.g. outdoor gyms. We expect all of the fenced sites to be locked tomorrow with temporary fences going up over the next couple of days due to the scale and work involved. Signage will follow later in the week once its produced.