Partners & Support

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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Summer starts here! Big Lunch, June 3

The Big Lunch is almost here! Come and join your friends and neighbours in Conway Rec next Sunday, 3 June for this lovely annual occasion – a chance to mingle with friends and neighbours, enjoy a lovely picnic on the Rec slopes, and even play a spot of tennis. It’s always a lovely occasion and…

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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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A brace of workdays – 4th and 18th February

There was a fantastic turnout on both days for clearing, digging and planting in the dell (behind and around court no.5). The aim is to end up with something like a “managed wilderness”. The Enfield Conservation Volunteers were present and were invaluable, selfless and relentlessly hard-working, as always. The first day was mainly concerned with…

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2018 events in Enfield’s parks and green spaces

Happy New Year to all Friends of Conway Rec – neighbours, volunteers, partners and supporters. If you fancy walking off any hints of over-indulgence, here’s an update on what’s happening in our local parks. Why not take the air? We look forward to another year of growth and improvement in Conway Rec. If you’d like…

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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: July 16, 2017

Thanks to all who pitched in for another successful Work Day. We had 5 Enfield Conservation Volunteers, and at least a dozen others! Here are some of the things we got done… • It took 7 workers to re-weed the new hedge that had not had the weed control fabric put down a month ago…

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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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Shed news! Conway Rec scoops new Friends Fund money

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve just been awarded £600 from the Friends’ Fund run by Enfield Council. The money will go towards an additional and much-needed storage shed behind the clubhouse, where we can safely stow our mowers and bigger tools. The Friends Fund initiative has been running for a few years and is…

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