Wednesday 24th April, 6.30pm
Lordship Hub, Lordship Rec N17 6NU

Hi everyone

We’re inviting you to help organise this year’s Tottenham Flower and Produce Festival on Saturday September 14th!  

This fantastic annual community event is made up of stalls, workshops, activities for all ages, and a show/competition of things locally grown, cooked or crafted. Last year we added a small ‘Green Zone’. This year we will also celebrate world Cloud Appreciation Day and the links between climate change and food growing. We’re calling for help to ensure it all happens again and – if there’s enough support – to expand it further!

So if you (and your organisation) think that sounds good plleeeeeeaase come along to the planning meeting. You can help out generally, or with specific activities you are interested in or have the skills for!

Please fill in the questionnaire here: 

The form includes an opportunity to add your organisation’s support for the event (which we will add to the publicity), plus any ideas, offers of donations (we don’t currently have any funding secured) or other help etc. [Please note that at this stage there’s no need to apply for a stall, or to volunteer on the day itself].

best wishes!

Festival Coordination Group

Led by Friends of Lordship Rec – supported by Black Rootz, Breadline London, Go-Grow With Love, Friends of Harmony Gardens, Lordship Hub, Tottenham and Wood Green Friends of the Earth, Green Action in Central Tottenham, Haringey and Barnet Unite the Community, Tottenham Clouds…  

Festival for Young People in the Rec

August 12th, 1-5pm in the Rec, the Hub and Football Field.

Sports, Street Dance, Music, Performance, Art & Crafts, Stalls and Food

Something for everyone from 6-18yrs.

Special attractions: Zorbing, Climbing Tower, Pony Rides

ALSO Blockorama, steel pan extravaganza in the main field from 12-7pm

Friends of Lordship Activities in July

Saturday July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th from 12-1.30pm then EVERY saturday through to August 19th
Go Grow in the Rec first meeting of the new Children’s Gardening Club, setting up a garden on and around the Hub Cafe terrace. 8 sessions organised as part of the Lordship Harvest Festival. Free activity, all children welcome. Meet 12-1.30pm on the Hub terrace.

Sunday July 2nd, 1-2.30pm
Friends of Lordship Rec open meeting at the Hub to discuss issues relating to the park. All park users welcome!
In the community room.

Saturday July 15th 12-10pm
Lordship Hub 3rd Birthday Celebration. Taster Sessions: Toddler Dance 12-12.30, Pilates 1.30-2, Ashtanga Yoga 2.30-3 and Feldenkrais 3.30-4. There will be a magician in the Cafe from 2.30. In the evening there will be a Ceilidh dance with folk music, a BBQ and Pimm’s and drinks.

Tuesday July 25th, 2-4pm
The Lordship Wildlife Group meets at the Hub in the Cafe on the 4th Tuesday of every month including some practical work around the Rec.

Friends of Lordship Rec Activities in June

Friday 2nd June, 11am
Meet at 11am at the Hub to go out into the Rec to cut thistles in the picnic area.

Sunday 4th June, 1.30-3pm
Friends of Lordship Rec Open Meeting
at the Hub
Meet the Friends and find out what is going on in the park and how you can get involved.

Wednesday 7th June, 2-3pm, Friday June 16th 12-1pm and Wednesday 21st June 2-3pm

Helping under 5s try fruit and vegetables with fun, song and dance. 3 sessions as part of the build up to the Friends of Lordship Rec Harvest Festival to be held in September.  £2 per session to cover ingredients.

Saturday 10th June, 10 – 4pm,
Tree care in the Orchard, meet at The Hub,
Pruning of fruit trees (cherries, plums, almonds) and tree care (eg.
weeding, mulching, adjusting of ties and stakes, watering if necessary)
in the Lordship Recreation Ground Orchard; followed by an important
discussion as to the future of the Orchard area and an invitation to
interested people to form a group to care for the Orchard. No experience
needed and all equipment will be provided.
The workshop will be led my Marina O’Connell, an organic fruit farmer
and permaculture tutor from Manningtree in Essex.

Saturday 17th June, 11-1pm
Friends of Lordship Rec Practical volunteering. Meet in the Hub Cafe 11am.

Saturday 24th June, 2 – 5pm
Watering newly planted trees in the south west margin of the main playing field. Meet at the Hub at 2pm, and bring a watering can (preferably 10 litre) if you can!

Tuesday 27th June, 2-4pm
The Lordship Wildlife Group meets at the Hub on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Including some practical work around the Rec. All welcome.

Orchard Tree Care Training

Caring for Lordship Rec’s Fruit and Nut Trees

Orchard Tree Care training under the expert guidance of Marina O’Connell, fruit farmer and Permaculture Tutor from Manningtree on June 10th. Meet at the Hub at 10am. No prior experience necessary. Please let Sally know if you can come, by emailing or phoning  07950 467 902

Wildlife meetings

Lordship Wildlife Group meets on the last Tuesday of each month at the Hub from 2pm till 4pm, including some practical work around the Rec.

Come and join us!

Friends of Lordship Rec Activities in May

Saturday May 6th, 1-5pm
Haringey WALKING FAIR at the Hub
Free event with walks, talks and information stalls
2 morning walks
ending up at the Rec in time for the event. One starts 11am at the BBC TV Tower at Alexandra Palce and passes through parks, conservation areas and listed buildings. The other starts at 11.30am from White Hart Lane Station and follows the route of the Moselle River. Both should end by 1pm at the Hub Cafe.
Stalls from local walking and health organisations PLUS walking (Nordic Walking 1-3pm with Silverfit) and other physical exercise and Free Health Checks. Also for children Xplorer orienteering activity from 2-4pm
4 Talks and presentations from 1-5pm. 1pm: Gina Bradbury Fox will give a presentation of Julia Bradbury’s (Countryfile and Britains Best Walks) fantastic website: The Outdoor Guide. 2pm: Morag Rose from Loiterers Resistance Movement (LRM), a Manchester-based Collective of artists and activists who aim to nurture an awareness of everyday space, looking at it from new angles. They organise monthly wanders through the streets of Manchester, uncovering hidden histories and finding the extraordinary in the familiar. They engage in inventive activities like CCTV bingo and giant cake maps. Intrigued? Then come to the illustrated talk and find out more!
3pm: Jeremy Leach, from 20s Plenty for Us, will talk about the many national campaigns to make streets safer and more pleasant for pedestrians, including a 20mph speed limit in towns. 4pm: Joyce Rosser from Haringey Friends of Parks Forum will talk on The Moselle: discovering Haringey’s natural and historical heritage by walking the route of one of its hidden rivers.

Sunday May 7th, 1-2.30pm
Friends of Lordship Rec Open Meeting
at the Hub
Meet the Friends and find out what is going on in the park and how you can get involved.

Sunday May 21st, 12-4.30pm
‘GO WILD’ celebrating all that is green, wild and natural in the Rec
FREE event with walks, stalls and seed share.
3 short walks in the Rec by knowledgeable leaders: 1. To identify trees, 2. To identify wild flowers, 3. To identify birds, butterflies and bees. Bring along your spare seeds to share at the seed swap. Organised by the Lordship Rec Wildlife Group and Growing in Haringey aiming to increase biodiversity.

Tuesday May 23rd, 2-4pm
The Lordship Wildlife Group meets at the Hub on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Including some practical work around the Rec. All welcome.


Lake Improvement work days

Hi all

We are working to improve the lake in the Rec with TCV on Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th December using a grant we obtained from Trust for London

We are going to be preparing the lake for new planting early next year ready for the Spring. We will be constructing gabions, (metal cages full of stones) and positioning them along the inside edge of the lake ready for planting in Feb or March. We have chosen some new plants to go in the lake for next year which will create new habitats for wildlife, increase the health of the lake and also look lovely.

If we have time, we will also be constructing some new floating islands for the birds to use as nesting places.

Please feel free to come along and join in this outdoor work between 10am and 3pm on the above days.

Hoping to see you there!