Lordship Rec: ‘People Need Parks’ and Friends Anniversary Festival – Saturday 26th June, 12-5pm

Come with all your friends, family and neighbours to celebrate our local public greenspace!
In and around the Lordship Hub we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Friends of Lordship Rec [See Friends Timeline link below] and the 8th Birthday of the Lordship Hub. There will be…
– an 11-12noon pre-festival guided WALK ON THE WILDSIDE in the Rec discovering its hidden natural secrets. Meet at the Hub 11am
– a FRIENDS STALL with info on how our park has been transformed over the last 20 years, and how everyone can get involved [See Friends Volunteering Map below]
– EXHIBITION on the history of the Friends
– a BBQ by Bolland & Crust catering for all tastes
– the Hub CAFE
– CREATIVE WORKSHOPS floristry and natural crafts, children’s papercrafts, and graffiti/spraypainting
– DRUMMING 2-5pm, and PARKOUR 2.30-4.30pm around the Rec
– CELEBRATION CAKE CUTTING at 3.30pm
– MR SQUASH, CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER at 4pm
– STALLS including Kidstrove diverse toys, jewellery, plants, handmade decorated brownies, and other craft stalls
– CARIBBEAN LINE DANCING at 4.30pm

– WHEELY TOTS will be in the Model Traffic Area from 1-3pm, plus ROLLER DISCO there from 3-5pm.

– Activities in the OUTDOOR GYM 12-2pm, and at the TABLE TENNIS tables 1-5pm                                                                                                                                                           – PARENT AND TODDLERS GATHERING AND GAMES by the tree on the hill

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In and around the main field a range of events – mainly coordinated by the Council – sees the launch of a summer of ‘People Need Parks’ activities throughout the borough. There will be…
– MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE at the open air Shell Theatre 12-5pm
– ACTIVITIES for all ages, including sports, inflatables, bush craft, hula hoops, Xplorer, Tai Chi, Self-defence
– PONY RIDES
– GIRLS FOOTBALL in the enclosed sports field
– BREAKTHRU mobility cycling in the MUGA, 1-3pm
– HARMONY GARDENS food growing, 1-4pm
– STALLS for health, food growing, food and refreshments, smarter travel, information, face painting, women’s group, crafts
– AND MUCH MORE!
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Full Festival Timetable and Map below [first 2 links].
Please come along and help CELEBRATE YOUR PARK, THE FRIENDS OF THE REC, AND YOUR LOCAL HUB AND HUB CAFE!
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Getting involved with the Friends and the Hub:

 

The coronavirus public health crisis – what we can all do

Lordship Hub to close for a while until it is possible to continue serving the park and our communities again

Hi everyone

Many people are thinking about what we can all do during this public health crisis to help each other and our communities. ‘What’ and ‘how’ need further discussion everywhere. Many new hyper-local mutual aid and solidarity groups in various streets and neighbourhoods seem to be being formed in the last few days, which is to be welcomed. Also to be welcomed is that the Lordship Rec Hub staff and board members held an emergency meeting on Saturday and agreed to try to stay open for as long as possible to support park users and our communities throughout the crisis. This is just the beginning and the Hub anticipates serious personal, financial and social challenges ahead – they will welcome extra support (more info to follow soon).

For all of us, in every street and block of flats, these are some of the things we can do to help the situation:

– spread good practice based on public health guidelines, regarding hygiene, distancing and advice/health helplines, etc

– encourage people to support each other if vulnerable, or in self-isolation

– try to ensure everyone has access to basic food needs etc

– try to ensure people can look after their kids OK if schools etc close

– try to ensure people who lose wages etc don’t face destitution or any threat of eviction from their homes etc

– support the hard-working and over-stretched emergency workers (eg health staff)

– keep general morale up

This is going to be a massive challenge for everyone. Please look after yourselves and each other.

In solidarity,

Dave Morris (Chair, Friends of Lordship Rec)

Xplorer orientieering

Xplorer in the Rec

Christmas Holiday Fun. Work up an appetite and explore Lordship Recreation Ground as you challenge your map reading skills in this free and fun adventure! For children and families.

Pick up your map and information in the Hub. There are 2 challenges to choose from. Challenge 1 has 15 markers to find and you need to identify the animal on the marker. Challenge 2 has 10 markers and you need to identify the animal that is pictured.

See: www.xplorer.org.uk

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!

 

 

Half Term Kids Birdwatching Event at the Lake

Kids Birdwatching Event at the Lake

Come and identify and count the birds at the lake in Lordship Rec. Find out about all the birds that live on and around the lake, including the best way to feed them.

Free Bird Food for everyone taking part.

11am-1pm, Thursday 27th October

Meet on the Hub Terrace next to the Cafe

Organised by the Friends of Lordship Rec, Lake Group

Xplorer Orienteering in Lordship Rec

Xplorer Orienteering in Lordship Rec

Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th October
Meet up at the Hub Cafe, 1pm-3pm (event ends at 4pm)
Free entry. Open to all. Ideal for young children and their families!

Go Xplore!
EXPLORE THE PARK, FIND THE MARKERS, COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE, HAVE FUN TOGETHER
 Xplorer is the perfect outdoor activity for primary and pre-school children and their families. It is a family friendly navigation challenge that is educational and fun and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together. Using a simple map the aim is to find a number of markers that are located around the park. At each marker children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends. Older children will have fun competing against their friends or other family members whilst younger children will enjoy the excitement of successfully finding the markers.

No experience of map reading is necessary and parents are encouraged to join in the fun!
Have fun together – Go Xplore!

Tottenham Flower and Produce Show free workshops

Tottenham flower and produce show workshops

Free workshops 12.30-4.30 pm in the Hub and Lordship Rec, Saturday, Sept 10th

Floristry – Ursula Stone 12.30 -1-10 In the Hub
How to transform shop bought flowers into a work of art using every day foliage and accessories bring along a bunch and create a bouquet.

Raw food Minerva Speaks – 1.15-2.00. In the Hub
We all eat raw food in our daily diet come along and learn interesting and apetising ways to increase raw food consumption for a healthier life.

Beekeeping Ian Bailey 12.30-.1.30 marque outside
Come and meet an expert beekeeper and learn the art of producing your own honey

Herbs and holistic healing for stress – Kendarki. 2.10 -3pm in the Hub

Come and explore herbs and strategies that can support you and your family through the stresses of everyday life.

Grow smart –  Joan Riley 3.25 -4.25 marque outside
Growing your own food does not stop in September. Come along and learn how to grow and harvest throughout the year while using the whole plant. Samples of less known crops will be available to sample.

Workday in Lordship Woodland

There will be a workday with TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) and the Friends in the wood in Lordship Rec on Tuesday 20 September. We will as ever be dealing with dogwood but also beginning to replace boards along the side path and digging/clearing the mini-stream and pool. All welcome

We meet at the Downhills Park Gate entrance at 10am. Tools, tea and biscuits provided. Bring a packed lunch and wear suitable footwear.

A Day Out in the Rec

3  great free events in 1

September 10th in the Rec and the Hub from 11-6pm

Tottenham Flower and Produce Show, Internation Music Event and Health and Lifestyle Market.

Organised by the Friends of Lordship Rec, the Shell Performing Arts Collective and Womens Association of Lordship Rec

Music from around the world by local musicians in the Hub, Stalls with Herbs and natural skin and beauty products, home grown vegetables, clothes and healthy food plus workshops.

Contact: 020 8885 5684 for more information or see www.facebook.com/TheShellAtTheRec/ or www.facebook.com/WomensAssociationLR

Clearing Thistles in the Rec

invitation to help control thistles on Friday, 12th July

You are cordially invited to join us this Friday at 2pm in the Hub cafe. We will go to together to the ‘picnic area’ in the Rec (just south of the Model Traffic Area – Walpole Rd/Rusper Road entrance) where we will cut thistles and docks and put the tops in bags to prevent the area being covered in these next year.

We will provide bags, gloves and seccateurs unless you have your own in which case please bring them. We don’t have to stay long but it would be great if you come.

Lordship Wildlife Group