Monday, 23 August 2010
Incorporating the 'Make A Change' sports extravaganza and the 'Tottenham Green Fair'
Lordship Rec, Lordship Lane, Tottenham N17
Saturday Sept 11th
1pm-5pm (sports from 12noon)
Activities include: Tottenham Flower & Produce Show, Dog Agility Show, Cycling Activities & Dr Bike, Fun Run, Performances & DJ, Community Cafe, Skateboarding/BMXing, Football Tournament, Netball, Tennis, Aerobics, Martial Arts, Rugby, Arts and Crafts for Under-5s and for older children, Pedal-powered Stage, History Displays, Pond-Dipping & Bug Hunt, Adventure Play, Children's Procession, Picnics and Community Stalls
Showcasing our communities and the potential of Tottenham's largest park
- Tottenham residents organise showcase festival whilst awaiting £4m Lottery funding final decision on Sept 28th!
Once again the annual Lordship Rec Community Festival will be showcasing the talents and concerns of Tottenham's communities. Co-ordinated through the Lordship Rec Users Forum, this year's festival incorporates the Council's 'Make A Change' sports extravaganza and the 'Tottenham Green Fair' organised by Back 2 Earth. As always, the emphasis is on active particpation in the wide range of activities at the event, including the Tottenham Flower & Produce Show, Dog Agility Show, Cycling Activities & Dr Bike, Fun Run, Performances & DJ, Community Cafe and Cream Teas, Skateboarding/BMXing, the Andre Linton Football Tournament, Netball, Tennis, Aerobics, Martial Arts, Rugby, Arts and Crafts for Under-5s and for older children, Pedal-powered Stage, History Displays, Pond-Dipping & Bug Hunt, Adventure Play, Children's Procession, Picnics and Community Stalls. Over 70 local volunteers will be helping the day go smoothly.
We will also be showcasing the potential of Lordship Rec and encouraging more people to use Tottenham’s largest green space. The Lordship Rec Users Forum has co-ordinated years of discussion, public consultation, and partnership-working between the Friends of Lordship Rec, the Council, Back To Earth projects, and other groups. Due to those community-driven efforts, and massive support from local people, the park has now been provisionally earmarked £4m from the Lottery. We’ll get this as long as the HLF are satisfied with the additional 'match-funding' that's been raised and with the detailed designs for the planned improvements. The HLF will decide on September 28th 2010!
The plans include a new environmental centre, a city farm, restoration of the river, the Shell Theatre and model traffic area, improved maintenance and management… and much more! Together over the last few years we’ve already created new active play areas, some new pathways and flower beds, a new children's playground, the restoration of the lake area and woodlands, and on-site staffing.
' These are exciting times for Tottenham's largest park - we’d like as many people as possible to help publicise the festival and the community-led regeneration plans, and to get actively involved.' - Dave Morris, Chair of the Lordship Rec Users Forum (Festival Joint Co-ordinator)
Lordship Rec Users Forum: firstname.lastname@example.org
Back 2 Earth: email@example.com
Make A Change: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info, and to get actively involved in the regeneration of Lordship Rec, check out...
Friends of Lordship Rec: www.lordshiprec.org.uk
Haringey Council: www.haringey.gov.uk/lordshiprec