Lordship Rec: ‘People Need Parks’ and Friends Anniversary Festival – Saturday 26th June, 12-5pm

Come with all your friends, family and neighbours to celebrate our local public greenspace!
In and around the Lordship Hub we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Friends of Lordship Rec [See Friends Timeline link below] and the 8th Birthday of the Lordship Hub. There will be…
– an 11-12noon pre-festival guided WALK ON THE WILDSIDE in the Rec discovering its hidden natural secrets. Meet at the Hub 11am
– a FRIENDS STALL with info on how our park has been transformed over the last 20 years, and how everyone can get involved [See Friends Volunteering Map below]
– EXHIBITION on the history of the Friends
– a BBQ by Bolland & Crust catering for all tastes
– the Hub CAFE
– CREATIVE WORKSHOPS floristry and natural crafts, children’s papercrafts, and graffiti/spraypainting
– DRUMMING 2-5pm, and PARKOUR 2.30-4.30pm around the Rec
– CELEBRATION CAKE CUTTING at 3.30pm
– MR SQUASH, CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER at 4pm
– STALLS including Kidstrove diverse toys, jewellery, plants, handmade decorated brownies, and other craft stalls
– CARIBBEAN LINE DANCING at 4.30pm

– 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

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In and around the main field a range of events – mainly coordinated by the Council – sees the launch of a summer of ‘People Need Parks’ activities throughout the borough. There will be…
– MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE at the open air Shell Theatre 12-5pm
– ACTIVITIES for all ages, including sports, inflatables, bush craft, hula hoops, Xplorer, Tai Chi, Self-defence
– PONY RIDES
– GIRLS FOOTBALL in the enclosed sports field
– BREAKTHRU mobility cycling in the MUGA, 1-3pm
– HARMONY GARDENS food growing, 1-4pm
– STALLS for health, food growing, food and refreshments, smarter travel, information, face painting, women’s group, crafts
– AND MUCH MORE!
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Full Festival Timetable and Map below [first 2 links].
Please come along and help CELEBRATE YOUR PARK, THE FRIENDS OF THE REC, AND YOUR LOCAL HUB AND HUB CAFE!
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Getting involved with the Friends and the Hub:

 

The coronavirus public health crisis – what we can all do

Lordship Hub to close for a while until it is possible to continue serving the park and our communities again

Hi everyone

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.

In solidarity,

Dave Morris (Chair, Friends of Lordship Rec)

Lorship Rec Hub Calendar and cards

Lordship Rec Hub Calendar and Cards now available

You can now pick up your 2017 Lordship Rec Hub calendar from the Hub (£6 for 1 or £20 for 4) or your Lordship Rec Hub greetings cards (£1.50 each or cheaper in packs). All the photos are taken by Rec users and all the proceeds go to support the Hub.

 

A Day Out in the Rec

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

Youth Fest

Youth Fest in the Rec

Saturday, July 9th 1-5pm

Sports, Crafts and performance day for young people from 6-19 yrs

In Lordship Rec at the Hub and in Broadwater Farm Community Centre

Various sports taster sessions and demonstrations, Talent Showcase,  workshops and stalls

Free Event – All welcome!

Update 30th May

What a fantastic community ‘River Fest’ festival in the Rec on Sunday 29th May: Over 2,000 attended! Organised by Tottenham Ploughmans and the Lordship Hub.
 
And next Sunday 5th June is a Jazz Fest at the Shell Theatre (from 2pm) and in the Hub (from 5.30pm). Lots more events planned during the summer eg Health and Lifestyle Market Sat 12th June (12-5pm) / Ladies Night Sat 19th June (7-10pm) / Go Wild Sun 3rd July (12-5pm) / Youth Fest Sat 9th July (1-5pm)… A big thank you to the dozens of local people who are helping organise all these events. More people and help always appreciated of course.
 
Meanwhile the Outdoor Gym by the Hub is now completed and already hugely popular, and the kids paddling pool is now open.
 
The Lordship Lake Group are also currently planning improvements to the lake area (a new interpretation board, extra aquatic banks, some picnic tables by the hub etc).
 
Rockstone are now running their bike hub/shop every day at the front entrance to the park, with many people coming for advice and to get their bikes repaired.
 
Another bit of good news is that some long-needed maintenance and repair works are being done by the Council over the coming weeks and months.
 
Meanwhile the Lordship Hub has launched an online crowdfunding drive so a roof can be built above the terraces to protect cafe users etc from the rain – already over £1,000 has been pledged. All contributions large or small are very welcome. For more info click here: www.spacehive.com/lordshiphub  The Hub’s cafe staff and volunteers have this week introduced a new, ‘fast-track’ summer menu for everyone to try out and enjoy. And don’t forget there are rooms to hire there – the first ever wedding reception was a big success last Saturday!
 
Phew!
 
All this and more is the result of the efforts of the members of the Friends and the other park user groups – all working together to build up community spirit, community initiative and community empowerment. All the groups would like more people to get involved so that all this good stuff (and more) can continue and the work is shared among more people – we could do with twice as many! Don’t worry if you’re not sure what you might be able to do in terms of time and skills – any contribution is welcome.
So why not come along to the Friends meeting this Sunday 5th June, 2pm at the Hub, to hear all the news, have your say, and consider if you’d like to get involved in some way in one or more of the activities.

Hub Roof appeal passes 1000 point

Please pledge generously to the Hub’s Spacehive crowdfunding campaign, to enable a much needed roof to be put on all the outside terraces of the building to extend its usefulness to park users.

26 people have so far pledged over 1000 but we need nearly 14000 by August 1st. Together we can do it!

Pledge to: www.spacehive.com/lordshiphub

Do it today! Or if you dont want to donate through the internet hand a donation direct to Hub staff and it will then be pledged to Spacehive.

Thanks