At the back of the Hub.
To coincide with national Volunteers Week we will be celebrating the voluntary efforts of those who help make the Hub and the Park such great community spaces. The Hub depends on a range of fantastic people contributing their time in all kinds of ways – for the cafe, office, and Board, and helping with activities and publicity. As we prepare for full re-opening soon let’s take a moment to get together to appreciate each other and enjoy one another’s company.
This month is also the 20th Anniversary of the Friends of Lordship Rec [50 park users attended the launch meeting in the Broadwater Community Centre on June 11th 2001]. So we will hold a short session during the picnic (2-3pm) to note the occasion!
All volunteers welcome – you are invited to bring some food to share.
Called by the Lordship Hub Co-operative – contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Supported by the Friends of Lordship Rec
- Here’s the report of our April meeting: FLR Mins 9th May 21 pdf
- We will also be celebrating our 20th anniversary by supporting a major People Need Parks event with activities all over the Rec on Saturday June 26th.
Friends of Lordship Rec General open meeting Sunday 9th May at 2pm on zoom
All supporters are welcome to attend our monthly meeting online to share news and views about Lordship Rec, and find out how to get actively involved in the group and volunteering.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84791779854?pwd=SG9jelUzSklNK3ZTeHpUUGlDb2tWUT09
Meeting ID: 847 9177 9854 Passcode: 88he2T (if needed)
Please read this very useful update from last month’s meeting:
Clear your mind of worries with a walk on the wildside in Lordship Rec with other people and focus on the beauty of nature that surrounds us. Slow down and take a walk through the woods and the orchard and take in the river banks and the wildlife lake and notice the wildflowers and wildlife.
Friends of Lordship Rec are leading a walk on Friday 14th at 11am, meeting at the Downhills Park Road gate by the woodland area to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. The walk is likely to last between 1-1.5 hours.
Please email email@example.com if you would like to join as numbers will be kept low.
For other activities throughout the week see:
All park users welcome to attend our monthly meeting, Sunday 9th May, 2pm. Details of the zoom link will be sent out to all supporters on our email list.
Here’s the report of last month’s meeting:
FLR General Meeting 11th April 2021
And here’s a recent Biodiversity Report about the Rec and surveys conducted by the Friends and others over the last 15 years:
FLR GiGL Report for Lordship Rec 4.2021
This year in June the Friends of Lordship Rec will have been in existence for 20 years. During that time we have been at the forefront of major changes and improvements in the Rec and helped transform it from a neglected lonely place to a popular park with lots of beautiful natural and play/sport facilities.
The friends have built up volunteering in the park and there are now groups involving lots of local residents, looking after the orchard, the woodland, the meadows, the lake and the spinney.
If we are permitted we will be holding lots of fun activities in the Rec on June 26th to celebrate our birthday. Keep an eye on the website and facebook for more information.
Sunday 11th April 2pm
Online by zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81866674512
Come and join us to hear updates and share latest news and views about Lordship Rec and community activities there.
We welcome everyone who loves the park and wants to see continuing improvements – and a strong Friends Group making a difference.
Find out how you can join in!
Our AGM is on March 7th at 2pm. A zoom link will be sent to our members on our email list and facebook page.
Here is a report of last year’s meeting. But first a review of what became a very challenging last 12 months for everyone – a year in which we continued to ensure the Rec was able to support its users and the surrounding community at a time of even greater need. At the end is a map of the Rec showing many of the areas in which the Friends are involved with volunteering – more welcome to join in!
FLR AGM 2021 Annual report for 2020 pdf
FLR AGM 2 Feb 2020 mins pdf
FLR accounts 19-20 draft
LRUF decision-making 3.2021
FLR volunteering opps map 2020
Harmony Gardens Report 3.2021 pdf
Lordship Rec Spinney Report 3.2021 pdf