River Moselle in Lordship Rec works to start

There will be lots of activity around the Moselle in the Rec on Tuesday 4th February when Ebsford contractors, supported by Haringey Trust for Conservation (TCV) volunteers, work on removing vegetation and blockages from the channel to help the River flow. The faster the flow that can be achieved, the less silt is deposited. Ebsford , who have been engaged for the next 3 years to assist with the maintenance of the channel will also be applying Siltex, a natural product, which helps silt to break down. To avoid the nesting season the next works are scheduled for September. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Haringey TCV, https://www.tcv.org.uk/london/haringey.

Friends of Lordship Rec AGM

Sunday 2nd February, 1-3pm at Lordship Hub. 

Come and find out what the Friends have  achieved over the past year and what plans there are for the future. Get involved in maintaining and improving the Rec for all in our community. Refreshments available for free.


Please can all Haringey residents sign the online petition now!

Follow tw: @FoHaringeyParks #saveharingeyparks

Haringey’s parks are crucial spaces for all local communities. They need to be properly run, but are suffering from a serious lack of funding, staffing and maintenance.

We are calling on the Council to ensure

– safe, attractive, well-managed, well-maintained and well-protected public green spaces for all
– dedicated staffing for each significant park, and a well-staffed parks service
– no inappropriate commercial activities which have a detrimental impact or exclude residents from using their local parks

Why is this important?
All Haringey residents – of all ages and interests – benefit from access to public green spaces for their local community and neighbourhood. But they must be well-run and in good condition in order to provide the many benefits all residents deserve. The parks staff do their best but don’t have the numbers or resources to manage properly.

We need 2,200* people who live, work or study in Haringey to sign up online with a local postcode (your home, workplace or school) by the end of February in order to trigger a debate at the council meeting in March. Please also ask all the local people you know! Please sign up here: https://bit.ly/2QQdMpk or here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-haringey-s-parks-and-green-spaces
This is a petition from the Haringey Friends of Parks Forum, the umbrella network for the 45 local Friends of Parks groups championing their local green spaces.

@FoHaringeyParks https://twitter.com/FoHaringeyParks #saveharingeyparks

* Note: This supercedes the hard copy version, so anyone who’s already signed up should do so again online.

WASSAIL 2020 in the Orchard, Lordship Rec

Sunday, January 12th, 2-5pm
All are welcome to join in this free traditional celebration of Apple Orchards, given an urban twist. Fun for all the family – lantern-lit procession, live music, singing, mulled cider and non-alcoholic hot Caribbean Sorrel, apple cakes galore, toasting and decorating the Wassail tree, poetry and story telling. Children, come with a pot or pan and something to bang it with for the procession. Come dressed for the weather, and especially waterproof footwear.
2pm Free lantern making workshop in the Hub (children must be accompanied by an adult).
3.15pm Assemble outside The Hub for 3.30pm Procession with lanterns and children banging pots and pans to the Orchard.
4.15-5pm Return to the Hub for storytelling, more food and drink.
For more information 07757333202
Organised by the Friends of Lordship Rec

Sunday 17 November 11 – 4pm.

Coppicing and Creating a ‘Dead Hedge’ workshop, led by Russell Miller of Hackney Tree Musketeers,  Meet at 10.45am outside The Hub, Lordship Recreation Ground, off Higham road, N17 6NU. FREE but booking essential. Phone or text 07757 333 202. No experience needed, and all tools provided. Come dressed for the weather and bring a packed lunch or buy from the Hub Cafe.

Free monthly tree care workshops

First workshop, Sunday Nov 10th, 10 to 1pm, in the orchard. Free. Care of baby and teenage fruit trees. No experience needed, all welcome. All tools provided. Come dressed for the weather. Meet in the Orchard in the Rec,  up towards Higham Road by  Broadwater Estate at 9.45am.

Pruning Workshops

Every Tuesday and Friday during November, 11am – 1pm
PRUNING WORKSHOPS. Learn to prune apple and pear trees, and climbing roses for free.

In the Harmony Gardens N17 6HE between the Broadwater Community Centre and Lordship Rec, 1 Adams Road.

Organised by Friends of Harmony Gardens.

Contact rutharooot@blueyonder.co.uk , or just turn up!


Sunday 6th October 2-5pm

at the Hub and orchard field, Lordship Rec N17 6NU

Fun for all the family – Join in for free!*

   Apple and pear juicing

*   Longest peel contest

*   Apple tasting and exhibition of a range of heritage apple varieties

*   Plant and adopt your own fruit tree

*   Orchard tour and mini-beast hunt

*   Music and poetry

*   Cider and apple cake to buy

Organised by the Friends of Lordship Rec – www.lordshiprec.org.uk