Public support ensures Lordship Rec gets £400,000 grant!

Thanks to the fantastic demonstration of public support over the last 3 months, Lordship Rec got the £400,000 grant from the Greater London Authority’s parks vote ‘plebescite’. Here are the voting results for North London.

North London Parks Votes

Lordship Recreation Ground 4711
Dollis Valley Green Walk 4302
Arnos Park 4158
Elthorne Park 2533
Barnard Park 2405
Lincoln’s Inn Fields 2237
Shoreditch Park 1461
Coram’s Fields 1293
Bunhill Fields 842
Broadley Street Gardens 650

An incredible response considering Tottenham is an area where so many people don’t have direct internet access. A big thank you to everyone who helped encourage people to take part. We thank our fellow residents around Haringey for this massive vote of confidence, demonstrating the overwhelming public support for the community-driven plans for the regeneration of Tottenham’s largest green space. All our hard work and patient partnership-working with the Council and others over the last seven years is at last beginning to pay off.

Despite being one of six parks around London shortlisted for a special ‘one-off’ £2m GLA grant, we weren’t successful in getting that. This means that we still have to work hard over the next 6 months to raise additional match funding in order to ensure our regeneration plans can be implemented.

Dave Morris
Chair, Lordship Rec Users Forum

See the GLA press release below for more details.

Mayor reveals Lordship Recreation Ground and Dollis Valley Green Walk are £400k vote winners

110,000 Londoners vote for ten favourite winning parks

The Mayor today (Wednesday 4 March) revealed that Lordship Recreation Ground, Haringey, and Dollis Valley Green Walk, Barnet, are among the top-ten winning parks to each receive a £400,000 makeover following a public vote.

Londoners were recently invited by the Mayor to vote on a shortlist of parks across the capital in order to fund improvements to make them more attractive and safer for local communities. More than 110,000 people cast their vote and the winners have been announced today.

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Last chance to vote for park transformation cash

Residents have just days left to secure a mega-makeover for a Haringey park by voting in a London-wide poll.

Lordship Recreation Ground, N17, is among 47 parks in the capital competing for 10 grants of up to £400,000 through a competition organised by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

But its chances are entirely dependent on how many local people cast votes for the park.

The funding on offer would help Haringey Council carry out major regeneration at Lordship Rec. This includes plans for a new city farm and environmental centre, substantial landscaping improvements, and uncovering the River Moselle, which runs through the park.

Follow this link for more…


Calling all residents – You are urged to take part in a Green Space Referendum
* To vote click on the link between November 25th and January 30th
* Or text PARKS and your own POSTCODE in full to 62967 to vote for your nearest shortlisted park to your home (in your borough)
[costs 10p + your standard network rate]

The people of Haringey, by demonstrating our support for the regeneration of Lordship Rec, Tottenham’s largest park, can win £400,000 for improvements there. We need your vote, and the votes of all your friends, family, school mates, neighbours, colleagues and everyone you can think of!

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