Over the last year the Friends have been working with The Conservation Volunteers and the Council’s Nature Conservation Officer, supported by the Parks Service, to produce a new 5-year Conservation Action Plan. The idea is to manage and improve biodiversity – and public appreciation of this biodiversity – throughout the Rec. Its based mainly on the work of the Friends and our various working groups over the last 15 years. See link below!
– 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
Lordship Hub to close for a while until it is possible to continue serving the park and our communities again
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.
Dave Morris (Chair, Friends of Lordship Rec)
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.
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!
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
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!
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 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.
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.
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