Archive for October 2015

Mo Farah on Track in Finsbury Park

Finsbury Park made a surprise appearance on BBC One’s The Apprentice last night, when it played host to a special training session with world beating runner Mo Farah CBE. Mo, who is a Double Olympic Champion, World Champion, and six time European Champion, put this week’s winning team through their paces at the track, which…

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New Tree Trail App

Did you know there is a Giant Redwood tree in Finsbury Park? Our new smart phone app will help you to find and identify 16 different trees in the Finsbury Park. It highlights the location of each tree, provides some information about the tree and tells you how to get to the next one in the trail.…

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Green Flag Celebration!

There was certainly an excellent turnout at Friday’s Green Flag Award raising ceremony for Queen’s Wood (off Muswell Hill Road). It also served to mark the same award going to the Parkland Walk, which sports a brand-new flagpole, just inside the Holmesdale Road entrance. The big cake – cut by the Mayor (pictured) – recorded…

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Woman Attacked in Finsbury Park

A mother who was attacked while walking with her young child through Finsbury Park has spoken to the Friends of Finsbury Park about her ordeal. She said ‘I was taking my 15 month old daughter to nursery at about 8.15am on Friday morning, walking from the Oxford Road entrance to Finsbury Park Gate on Seven…

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Walk London – A Capital Idea

It was great to see so many people streaming through Finsbury Park at the weekend as part of the Walk London Autumn Ambles event, in conjunction with Transport for London. The five mile guided walk that came through our park started at Highgate, came down the Parkland Walk (which is London’s longest nature reserve), through…

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More Trees Removed

The sad sight of a lone tree surrounded by further deforestation at the site where the three large trees were recently pollarded, as yet again more trees and bushland are cleared from Finsbury Park. We are very concerned, as the Haringey Council Tree & Nature Conservation Manager has said that this was, “because there is…

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Finsbury Park Events Scrutiny Public Meeting

Dear All, The only public session of Haringey’s current Finsbury Park Events Scrutiny Committee is being held on Monday 19th October. The meeting commences at 7pm and will be held in the Council Chamber of the Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green, London N22 8LE. (Turn right out of Wood Green underground and walk along…

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Trees Cut Back in Finsbury Park

We were concerned recently to see three mature trees at the Hornsey Gate entrance of Finsbury Park pollarded (cut back) very heavily. Whilst there may have been a reason for this, Haringey Council did not let us know before hand and this has been done without any prior notice or consultation. After emailing the Haringey Council Tree…

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Ball Courts Update

As you may have noticed, work has been going on, on the ball court area opposite the main cafe in Finsbury Park. Haringey Council plan to create several new ball courts including badminton, table tennis, basketball, volleyball and netball and they will be free to use! Unfortunately we don’t have a finish date yet, but…

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A Win for BMF Finsbury Park!

Well done to the Travelling Finsburys, Finsbury Park British Military Fitness team for an amazing day at the Major Series Tunbridge Wells on Saturday! And congratulations to resident Finsbury Park BMF member Danny Clark for winning the whole event! A special thanks to BMF Park Manager Jel Bearder, for getting together such fantastic team and for…

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