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!
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
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.
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
Haringey New Leaf Composting Session
Free event on Saturday, July 23 2016 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Hub, Lordship Recreation Ground, N17 6NU
Always wondered how to make your own compost heap at home? Have one and want to make the most of it? This beginners workshop in Haringey is going to give you the A-Z of home composting from tricks and tips on getting started to building your own composter.
This composting class is being run as part of our New Leaf project, which focuses on fresh foods which we often waste in the summertime. Producing, transporting and packaging this food takes a lot of energy, fuel and water, so we want to help north London residents reduce food waste and save money as well! The summer is also a great time to get outdoors and transform unavoidable food waste into rich nutritious compost.
To book your place, visit https://billetto.co.uk/az-of-home-composting
Brought to you by North London Waste Authority
Volunteer conservation activity
11am-1pm, Sunday 19th June
Meet on the terrace outside the Cafe at the Hub
We will be tidying up the little garden around the Downhills Shelter Memorial near the woodland and also doing some work in the woodland clearing paths of vegetation and creating sight lines through the bushes along the main path.
Hope you can make it. Bring your own gloves and secateurs if you have them but some will be available if not.
2.00PM to 4.00PM in the Hub
Sunday 6th (1st Sunday of every month)
Friends General Meeting for all Park Users to share News and Views about the Park
2.00 PM to 3.30 PM in the Hub Community Room
Free Sprouting and Microgreens Workshop with Paulette
2.00PM to 4.00PM in the Hub
Sunday 20th (3rd Sunday in every month)
Friends of Lordship Rec Workday – Help with simple practical work around the Rec
Meet at 11.00 AM at the front of the Hub
Tuesday 22nd (4th Tuesday in every month)
Lordship Wildlife Group Meeting – Discuss ideas and plans to encourage wildlife in the Rec
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM in the Hub Cafe
Sunday 27th (Last Sunday of every month)
Dog Club Gathering
11.30AM to 12.30PM by the Cafe area
Hub Members and Users Informal Meet Up
11.30AM to 12.30PM in the Hub
For more information
– check out the park’s noticeboards, which are regularly updated by the Friends
– pick up various flyers from the Friends’ info table in the Hub