Posts by Keith Weller

Work Day report: June 16, 2019

Thanks to those who were able to turn out for a full morning’s work. We got away with it again weatherwise and, with ECV help, did some important ground preparation for planting and lots of helpful tidying and beautification.   Sorry if you couldn’t make it –- you were missed – but do put Sunday…

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Work Day report: April 28, 2019

Thanks so much for everyone’s fabulous efforts in late April. The learning circle hole was a triumph! Przemek has since completed phase 1, and we can now turn our minds to the less strenuous (but equally challenging) design phase. The hole may be the most noticeable impact of your labours, but a mass of other…

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Work Day report: March 8, 2019

Thanks so much to everyone for pitching in on what was meant to be a miserable day. Your presence and enthusiasm turned that around completely! We did a huge amount – planting, staking and guarding some impressive new trees, pruning dead bulrush, removing surface clutter from the pond, clearing brambles from the Dell, launching a…

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Work day reports November – December 2018

Thanks to the sturdy crew who made it to the Rec on Sunday, November 11: an exclusive group showing all the talents that have given the Rec its international reputation. We cleared the pond of surface debris, mowed the overgrown edges, barrowed the compost and green waste to their respective piles, clipped and cleared some…

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Action in the Rec: Next Work Days and Big Lunch

Some dates for your diaries… Our next Work Days will be 8th and 15th April, so if you have a bit of time to spare either Sunday we’d love to see you! We start from 10am. There’s lots to do! We’ll be constructing and launching a new barley boom, and possibly even replacing the rotting…

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Work Day report: November 27, 2017

Thanks to all who pitched in for another successful Work Day. Some serious progress was made in the wilder regions behind court 5 and, following plan B, a substantial cleared area was covered with sheeting to discourage new growth that would compete in an unwelcome way with the trees we hope to plant there. The…

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Work Day report, October 15, 2017

  Another excellent turnout, a cracking day for it – and so much got done: digging, planting, flowerbed-shaping, sweeping, booming, composting, pruning, weeding, strimming and tidying – not to mention hot drink and pastry consumption.   Thanks so much for everyone’s sterling efforts – we missed regular Friends with other commitments on the day, but…

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Shear bliss!

Some good news on the funding front – we’ve just received word that the Friends of Conway Rec have been awarded a grant of £550 from the Enfield Parks Department’s Friends’ Fund. We hear too that the number of applications received from Friends’ groups was larger than previously and the quality of submissions was higher.…

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Work Day report, June 5, 2017

Once again the sun smiled on our forks, spades, knee-pads and bald spots. We were a select bunch this morning, with several of our workers having a range of other half-term commitments, but we still managed to get lots done. Massive thanks, as always to the sterling efforts of John and five Enfield Conservation Volunteers,…

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Big Lunch: coming soon to a park (very) near you

A lovely date for your diary – this year’s Big Lunch in Conway Rec takes place on Sunday, June 18. Join friends and neighbours for a picnic in the Rec during Southgate Civic Week. Sit on the grass, view the pond, spot birds, bees, plants and butterflies and enjoy: lunch any time from 12.30pm entertainment…

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