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Eat, drink, learn and play

Funded on Spacehive 30 August 2014

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Eat, drink, learn and play

Eat, drink, learn and play

Lordship Rec Eco-Hub Co-operative By Lordship Rec Eco-Hub Co-operative

Our community Coop will run a cafe, social, cultural and educational training space in a Tottenham Park encouraging increased park usage and enjoyment, volunteering, healthy eating and general fun

Haringey Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 30 Aug 2014!

The Friends of Lordship Rec, who created the Co-op, have worked hard for the regeneration of their park, building impressive community and council partnerships over the past 14 years. The new strawbale eco-building, at the centre of this community-led regeneration will be open 7 days a week throughout the year encouraging people to visit and stay longer in the park using and enjoying its many facilities. The building will be totally accessible and welcoming to all and will provide a meeting place and healthy eating place for the local community to share as well as providing training, educational and cultural projects and events that use the natural and environmental aspects of the park and the performing and creative talents of local people. Any person can join the co-operative and become an active participant by volunteering to help with the running of the building. The park hosts several clubs and groups all of whom will use the building as a base.

What we'll deliver:

  • Encourage volunteers to help run the building
  • Provide refreshments and toilet facilites for the park not available at all before
  • Provide vocational, sport and creative training
  • Kit out Kitchen with specialised equipment and furnish cafe area plus a couple of robust, outdoor picnic tables
  • Put on events and creative activities and hire out rooms for others to do so

Why it's a great idea:

The building is the culmination of all our collective hard work and will be at the heart of creating a great feeling of community spirit and positive energy that will spread across the park and into the surrounding neighbourhood. The building represents what people can do if they build partnerships and work together and this ethos will continue in the running of the building.The park had turned into a neglected wilderness through lack of resources by the 90s despite its rich historic elements. Local people decided to take back ownership in 2001 and to restore it. This process has brought hundreds of people together and created lots of activity in the park which is now a fun and safe place to be. All this willing community involvment enabled the council to atttract outside resources to regenerate the park and create our builiding and now it can only get better and better.

Steps to get it done:

  • Lots of consultation and involvement
  • Lots of willing volunteers
  • Involving the whole community
  • Through lots of positive and practical open meetings

Location Haringey

About the space

New build next to the lake and playground


London Borough of Haringey

How will the money be spent?Total £17,767

kitchen,catering equipment - £11,250 (63%)
cafe furniture and fittings - £5,350 (30%)
Other - £1,167 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

kitchen,catering equipment
cafe furniture and fittings
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £17,767

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