Archive for March 2016

Tree Planting Days in Finsbury Park – All Welcome!

Dates for planting: Friday 15th and Saturday 16th April 2016 It is our great pleasure to announce tree planting dates for 32 new trees in Finsbury Park. This is something you can take part in and any volunteers are welcome! Tree planting will be taking place on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th April 2016 – Meet just inside…

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Haringey Council Confirm Wireless Despite Huge Public Opposition

Against strong opposition from The Friends of Finsbury Park, community groups, local residents and park users, Haringey Council have now confirmed they will host Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park on July 8th, 9th, 10th. Keeping all consultation closed to the public, Haringey Council have even ignored their own policies and failed to keep their promise…

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A Thought For Finsbury Park

By HM I have lived in Harringay all my life and have happy childhood memories of Finsbury Park.  The park was where my father took me and my younger brother when the strain of looking after two small children whilst still living with her parents and older brother and sister became too much for my…

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Stop Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park: Update

Our campaign to stop Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park is rapidly gaining momentum. As many of you already know, Wireless Festival tickets for the 8th, 9th, 10th July 2016 are now on sale and it is being widely promoted across London, but Haringey Council have yet to confirm whether they are going to grant permission for…

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Daffs, Orchards And Orienteering

On my way through Finsbury Park this morning I stopped several times to take in the wonderful sight of Daffodils congregating under trees in several areas. It made me realise just how lucky we are to have a park like this, and how important it is to let everyone know! We have an opportunity to get…

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Our Challenge To The Wireless Festival 2016 Application

Our Objection and Response We have now presented a formal objection to the Wireless Festival 2016 Application. Last year’s Wireless Festival was held over two summer weekends and attracted crowds of 50,000 per day. There were serious safety issues when hundreds of gatecrashers stormed the barriers, residents complained of excessive noise, disruption, and antisocial behaviour in…

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Do You Know Your Ash From Your Elder?

This Easter, sees the Finsbury Park Tree Trail celebrate it’s 2nd Birthday. The tree trail was created by the Friends to help park users to identify some of the most common trees in the park. You may have spotted the numbered wooden tree trail posts as you walk through the park. Starting close to the…

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