When the Friends of Lordship Rec was set up in 2001, Tottenham’s largest public park was poorly-maintained and virtually abandoned. Since then a community-led vision to regenerate the park has returned it to being a much used and loved open space. Here are just three of the projects that have contributed to that change.
Case Studies - ideas to inspire people to take action
The following are examples have been sent to us to showcase the kinds of things local park users can achieve. We hope they inspire others to take action too!
Turn Moss is 2.7 hectares of open greenspace situated in Trafford, Greater Manchester between Stretford and Chorlton. In January 2018 planning permission was sought to develop approx. 25% as a training centre for Salford City Football Club which would have resulted in a sizeable area of Turn Moss being fenced off from public access.
In May of 2017 we were informed that the neighbours adjacent to a piece of parkland (176 sq. m) alongside the Thames had submitted a planning application for ‘change of use’ with the intent of taking a private long-lease of the land to be incorporated into their already large private gardens.
In Woodcock Park there is a wall that lies next to the path that leads to the park. The wall was always painted what can only be described as snot green.
Green Tides represents approximately 40 community green-space volunteer groups across Adur and Worthing.
The major issue that Hackney Downs User (HUG) group faces is a lack of awareness in the local community of who we are and what we do. Answer? Run a cricket fun day!