Fox Lane and District Residents' Association

Fox Lane and District Residents' Association
London N13 & N14

Learning Circle Conway Rec

Enfield is blessed with parks. And FLD residents have the bonus of Conway Rec – a small green space where marshy land once prevented building. 

In 2010, collapsed pipework created a flood in the Rec. The Council drained the pond to replace the pipes, losing all resident plant and animal life. 

One positive was the formation, soon after, of the Friends of Conway Rec, volunteers who’ve continued to work with Enfield’s Parks Team to keep

the Rec safe, green and attractive.

Over the years, the Friends have also taken on projects, including nest islands in the pond, information panels and flower, shrub, hedge and tree planting.

Three years ago, the Friends planned to build a ‘learning circle’, a point from which local schoolchildren and families could start out to explore the Rec. The circle was envisaged as a professionally-designed mosaic based on pictures of plants and animals seen In the Rec and drawn or painted by St Monica’s pupils. 

Covid caused a succession of difficulties and delays but, at last, the project is complete, thanks to artist Tamara Froud and the support of the local community.

Please call by and enjoy the Learning Circle: it’s well worth the trip. If you’d like to contribute to this and future projects In the Rec, or just learn more about the work, drop a note to

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