Friday, September 7, 2012

Fun for Everyone at the Lordship Rec Community Festival Saturday 22 September 2012

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Lordship Rec Community Festival 2012
Saturday Sept 22nd: 1pm - 5pm
Lordship Lane, Tottenham N17

- Showcasing the park's new facilities and features
- A wide range of free activities for all ages and interests

Including a Fun Dog Show, Cycling Activities & Dr Bike, Fun Run, Bouncy Castle, Music Performances, Tottenham Flower & Produce Show, Facepainting, Community Cafe, Football Tournament, Netball, Tennis, Dance, Martial Arts, Rugby, Puppet Show, Arts and Crafts for Under-5s and for older children, Art Gallery, Pedal-powered Stage, History Displays, Adventure Play, Children's Procession, Picnics, and Community Stalls.  Entry FREE, and almost all activities are FREE.

The Lordship Rec Community Festival will be an exciting community event with a huge range of free activities for people of all ages and interests to watch or join in in order to celebrate the successful efforts to regenerate Tottenham's largest park. The activities will showcase the newly-improved facilities and features. The work is nearly finished after 10 years of community-led regeneration planning and partnership-working. The festival is organised by the Lordship Rec Users Forum, actively supported by the Friends of Lordship Rec, Haringey Council Leisure Services, the local Back 2 Earth environmental charity, and by a range of local residents groups.

• Variety of sports, games and exercise tasters and Fun Run in the park and in Broadwater Farm Community Centre.
• Cycling activities on The Loop track and in the Model Traffic Area
• Dance and music performances in the park and in the Shell Theatre, and a 'buskers corner'
• Tottenham Horticulture, Produce and Green Show with nature talks and workshops
• Health-related activities
• Memories and local history display
• Dog show and a farm animals corner
• Community stalls and information
• Childrens Procession
• Childrens arts and crafts
• Adventure play and bouncy castle
• Refreshments in the Community Centre and around the park
• Art gallery showcasing local talent

FLOWER AND PRODUCE SHOW: To enter the Show call 07831 219032, email or download Entry Form at:
SPORTS: Just turn up and join in on the day. For more info contact Leisure Services on 0208 489 4626
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Many activities and stalls organised by the park's user groups and local residents. Contact the Friends of Lordship Rec on or 0208 216 9651

More information including publicity flyers, horticulture show entry form, and schedule for the day:

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The grand opening of Lordship Recreation Ground was in 1936, and for nearly 60 years it served the residents of Tottenham very well. The unique Model Traffic Area, where thousands of local children have learned to ride bikes, received national publicity when it opened in July 1938. The Shell theatre was in regular use for tea dances, concerts and children’s fancy dress shows from the 1940s. Boating was a popular pastime on the lake. Unfortunately, despite some efforts, the park was gradually allowed to fall into decline in the 1980s-1990s with run-down facilities, disused buildings, and a lack of maintenance and on-site staffing.

Over the last 10 years, the Friends of Lordship Rec, the local Back 2 Earth environmental charity, the Broadwater Farm Community Centre and Haringey Council’s Leisure Services have worked hard together to stop the decline of the Rec. Following the setting up of the community-led Lordship Rec Users Forum some initial improvements were made, new user groups formed, annual community festivals were organised, and together we developed a vision for the park's regeneration. We eventually secured a £4m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to carry out major renovation works in 2011-12. We can now celebrate a stunning new course for the River Moselle with 3 new bridges, a new open orchard and wildlife-friendly areas, a state-of-the-art bike track, exciting play facilities, attractive landscaping and meadows, improved pathways, plus an innovative ‘eco’ building with cafe, public toilets, community room and classroom. Don't just take our word for it - come and see for yourself!

We will continue to work in partnership to help manage the Rec and its facilities, and ensure the park thrives for future generations to enjoy...

General information from:
FRIENDS OF LORDSHIP REC:   (sign up on the home page for updates)

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