Lordship Hub is running a weekly blog to keep us all connected while the Hub is closed. This week it has looked at growing and gardening in the Rec and our community.
LORDSHIP Hub are running an appeal to help them survive the extended lockdown. Please donate and share this link.
- So far we have reached £5500 of our £30,000 Hub appeal target. Please help us get there! Heartfelt thanks to all those who have donated so far❤
One of our users shared what the Hub has meant to her, she said:
“Really hope you get through this. You saved my sanity during maternity leave and enabled me to make great friends through various activities, not to mention providing the best entertainment and duck food for the pond! A toddler’s dream!”
Let’s make sure we survive to keep up the good work for everyone!
The latest blog post on Hub Huddle looks at how local residents have transformed Central Tottenham.
See HUB HUDDLE a weekly blog connecting Hub and park users during lockdown.
PLEASE join in by sending in any inspirational photos or videos of neighbourhood solidarity, moments of collective joy or pictures of fabulous art or craft work, gardening produce, delicious recipes you have learned to make as you have developed new skills, or picked up old ones during lock down. We would love to hear from you on email@example.com.
The Friends have been told by the the Council that they will begin tomorrow to close all play areas, outdoor gyms, skate parks, sports areas and paddling pools. So Friends will begin to find these areas locked up and where a fence does not exist a fence being erected around normally unfenced areas e.g. outdoor gyms. We expect all of the fenced sites to be locked tomorrow with temporary fences going up over the next couple of days due to the scale and work involved. Signage will follow later in the week once its produced.
Lordship Hub to close for a while until it is possible to continue serving the park and our communities again
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.
Dave Morris (Chair, Friends of Lordship Rec)
Sunday 1st March, 2pm
Regular Friends of Lordship Rec Drop in meeting at Lordship Hub. All welcome to chat about the Rec, what has been going on and what will be happening in the future.
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.