January 2023 Update

A big thank you to all those who attended and especially those volunteers who helped organise the successful Hub Christmas Fayre (in early December) and Christmas Day meal/gathering at the Hub. This capped a year of a wide range of public activities in the Rec organised by our members. With your help and support we can all look forward to many more such events in 2023! Please join our 1,500 followers on the Lordship Rec facebook page for regular updates etc. Hub events (weekly classes, activities etc) are listed in the Hub calendar here: https://lordshiphub.org.uk/whats-on/

A happy new year to all our members and all users of the Rec
The Friends of Lordship Rec
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Open meeting for all who care about Lordship Rec – Sunday 8th January, 2pm-3.30pm @ The Hub
Why not come and join us at this month’s Friends of Lordship Rec meeting to share news and views about the park?  We have lots more news to share and things to discuss about the woodland, the orchard, the lake and river, ParkRun, Shell Theatre activities, the Hub, and various other events, activities and volunteering opportunities. We especially welcome new people. There’ll also be info about volunteering sessions to maybe get involved in, and initiatives to get excited about!  Report of November meeting here: https://lordshiprec.live-website.com/friends-work-november-update/                                           Getting actively involved: If you’d like to get actively involved in the Friends from time to time (eg one of our volunteer working groups), but can’t make the Friends meeting, please fill in this survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KF97ZXC     Note: if you want to volunteer specifically in the Hub, contact volunteering@lordshiphub.org.uk
Background Info:  General info about the Friends (history, what we do etc) here: https://lordshiprec.live-website.com/get-involved/the-friends/
Facebook:  Why not join our lively facebook group for sharing ongoing info, photos, news about the Rec?   https://en-gb.facebook.com/groups/307036912739/

Wassail Celebration – Sunday 15th January, 2pm-4.45pm @ The Lordship Rec Orchard Field and Hub:          https://www.facebook.com/groups/307036912739/permalink/10159940665762740/
We will be celebrating the Rec’s apple trees and orchard, and wishing for a bountiful harvest in 2023. And of course having fun – for all ages!
2-3pm  Lantern-making for children in the Hub (kids must be accompanied by an adult)
3-3.30pm  Gather around the wassail tree in the orchard field – children encouraged to bring pots and pans to make a noise! Plus decorating the trees. Wear waterproof footwear!
3.45-4.45pm  Drinks / home-made apple bakes / music / poetry / singing and more…