Sunday 7th March, 2pm (via zoom)

Hi, all Lordship Rec lovers.

As we all know it’s been a very challenging year for everyone, and we hope you are well and have been able to get on with things OK.

The Friends of the Rec have been busy throughout the last 12 months (see our fb page below), continuing our activities as best we can. This includes looking after parts of the park (e.g. woodland, orchard field and lake), doing some hands-on maintenance, helping with the Hub (currently takeaway only), reporting repairs needed and liaising regularly with park staff, and promoting the Rec and community action generally. A more detailed report will follow.

Our Annual Meeting will be a chance for all those who care about the Rec to attend to hear and share news and views, and look ahead to the next 12 months – including a discussion about ‘volunteering in the Rec’ and how people can get involved if they wish. We particularly welcome new faces!

So please put the date in your diary.

Best wishes
Caroline, Joan, Nina, Dave, Sally and Catherine
Friends of Lordship Rec

Lordship Litterpickers

The Lordship Litterpickers meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am by the Hub to tackle the more out of the way litter problem areas in the Rec. We have limited litter picking equipment and adhere to strict social distancing and covid safety rules so it is important to get in touch if you want to take part, text Caroline on: 07914641167.



Happy New Year to all our members and park users.

Hoping that things will be better by the Summer so that we can celebrate the work of the Friends of Lordship Rec which will be 20yrs old in June 2021!

Lake Improvements

Monday, January 4th

TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, are supporting the Friends to do some conservation work in and around the Lake in Lordship Rec.  One of the tasks will be to repair the wooden dipping platform and make it safe.

Clearing and Cleaning the Moselle

Contractors will be on site on Tuesday 24th November to carry out vegetation clearance in the Moselle River channel and to clear the trash screen at the Broadwater Farm end and to do the winter siltex application (this is to break down the silt). This work will help the river flow better and wash through some of the unsightly surface. The team should be on site for 2 days arriving mid-morning tomorrow.
This is part of an ongoing yearly maintenance plan that should gradually improve the water quality and enjoyment of the river. Continue reading “Clearing and Cleaning the Moselle”

Free Food Thursdays at the Hub

Every Thursday at Lordship Hub Cafe

FREE hot meal (vegetarian or meat), hot soup and a breakfast parcel for all those in need in these difficult times throughout the winter months.

Donations of UHT milk or breakfast cereal welcome  or cash donations to Lordship Hub


Tottenham ‘Mini’ Flower and Produce-Entry Form

We will be holding a Tottenham  ‘Mini’ Flower and Produce Show outside the Hub on Saturday October 3rd, 1-5pm.

This year we want to showcase what people have learned over ‘lockdown’,  exhibiting Fruit and Veg Growing, Crafts, Visual Art and Poetry, Carpentry, playing a musical instrument and any other skills you have picked up and wish to share.

To enter the show please fill in our online form or contact for further information:



Mal Hawley 1942-2020

We are sad to report the passing away of Mal Hawley, the former Secretary of the Friends of Downhills and an active participant in many Friends of Lordship Rec activities and meetings in the last 10 years. In his life he had travelled widely, was an experienced carpenter, played double bass for jazz bands, made unorthodox musical instruments and was very keen on wildlife (including organising annual bird and butterfly counts in Lordship Rec and Downhills Park). Mal was kind, thoughtful and committed to a better society, with a lifelong love of music and people.  Full tribute here: Mal Hawley Tribute & Celebration of His Life

Hub appeal reaches target!

Thankyou to everyone who so generously donated to the Hub appeal. You have made it a success and we reached our target. A special thankyou for all the wonderful comments that have meant so much to staff and volunteers at the Hub. See you all soon.

Here is our tribute to you all :