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
ANNUAL MEETING 2021
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.
Caroline, Joan, Nina, Dave, Sally and Catherine
Friends of Lordship Rec
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!