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Lordship Rec Re-Launch Community Festival in Tottenham attended by 8,000 people
A community festival was held in Tottenham on Saturday to mark the completion of a £5 million park improvement project.
The 2012 Lordship Rec Re-Launch Community Festival was attended by 8,000 people who were treated to a showcase of Tottenham’s finest community talents.
The celebration was held to mark the end of the community led regeneration works in the Lordship Lane recreation ground, and it took place from 11am until 5pm.
Activities included music, dancing and sports, and there were 64 community stalls to browse.
There was also a flower and produce show, dog show, horse rides, puppet shows, football tournaments and a bouncy castle.
The festival, which involved 70 volunteers, was organised by the Lordship Rec Users Forum, the community led organisation which has driven the regeneration of the park.
The work, which was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has resulted in a new flower-lined channel for the River Moselle, a bike track and a café with classrooms.
It also involved the creation of new meadows, flower beds and the planting of trees.
Dave Morris, chair of the Lordship Rec Users Forum, said: “The wealth of local talent, energy and community spirit on show at our festival was matched by the excellent new facilities and features in our rejuvenated park.
“The people of Tottenham deserve the best possible local public services and opportunities and this community-led regeneration project has demonstrated what can be achieved when residents’ own visions for the future are backed by the resources and political will we need.”