Latest news from the Rec

Read the latest stories and updates about the work of the Friends of Conway Rec, including upcoming Work Days.

Work Day report: June 16, 2019

July 14, 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…

Work Day report: April 28, 2019

May 30, 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…

Work Day report: March 8, 2019

March 26, 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…

Work day reports November – December 2018

February 5, 2019

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…

Work Day report: September 30, 2018

October 16, 2018

Thanks to all who turned out for another very productive session! Martin’s updated no-rain dance once again worked its wonders, and we enjoyed a gently warming sun. Graham and Tony, with the help of our ECV comrades, made further progress in the Dell. We’re getting to the point where more trees can be planted to…

Summer starts here! Big Lunch, June 3

May 29, 2018

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…

Action in the Rec: Next Work Days and Big Lunch

March 19, 2018

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…

The Rec in Winter

March 13, 2018

The recent snow at the end of February gives us an excuse to post these pictures, taken at the last whiteout towards the beginning of December 2017.      

A brace of workdays – 4th and 18th February

March 11, 2018

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…

2018 events in Enfield’s parks and green spaces

January 18, 2018

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…

Work Day report: November 27, 2017

January 16, 2018

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…

Work Day report, October 15, 2017

October 24, 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…