The Friends of Finsbury Park AGM – 7:00pm – 8:30pm On Tuesday, 5th December 2017

Nov 21, 2017

Dear Members, Our next Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 5th December 2017 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Finsbury Park Trust Offices, 225–229 Seven Sisters Road, London N4 2DA. (a minute’s walk from Finsbury Park Underground Station’s Seven Sisters Road entrance). As well as an update on our appeal and what’s been…

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Court of Appeal Refuses Appeal But Make Important Acknowledgment

Nov 16, 2017

The Court of Appeal gave judgment on Thursday 16 November 2017 at 2 p.m. Although the Court of Appeal refused the Friends’ appeal, the judgment is extremely important in that it acknowledges that public parks are held by local authorities on trust for the purpose of public enjoyment and the public are its beneficial owners;…

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Judgement reserved in Court of Appeal

Nov 3, 2017

Yesterday our case was heard by the Court of Appeal (Lord Justices Hickinbottom, Singh and Treacy) in court 70 of the Royal Courts of Justice, and heard argument from the parties (Richard Harwood QC for the Friends of Finsbury Park; George Laurence QC for the Open Spaces Society; Philip Kolvin for Haringey Council and Robert McCracken…

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Our Appeal: What is at Stake?

Oct 30, 2017

As we go to the High Court on Thursday 2nd November to challenge the legal basis on which councils say they have the power to hire out large parts of their public parks for an unlimited period of time for commercial events, here is an explanation of what is at stake and how the outcome could…

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Jeremy Corbyn MP Shows His Support for Protect London’s Parks Campaign

Oct 17, 2017

As the Protect London’s Parks Campaign gathers momentum, three generations of Friends of Finsbury Park Chairs met with the Friend’s patron, Jeremy Corbyn MP on Friday who gave his full support to our campaign and expressed his concern over the use of commercial events in Finsbury Park. He said, “I know and love Finsbury Park,…

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The Friends Launch ‘Protect London’s Parks’ – Fundraising Campaign

Oct 10, 2017

The Friends of Finsbury Park have launched a London-wide fundraising campaign to protect London’s most historic parks by challenging the legal basis on which councils say they have the power to hire out large parts of their public parks for an unlimited period of time for commercial events. We brought judicial review proceedings to challenge…

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Community Clean Up – Saturday October 7th from 10.30am

Oct 2, 2017

We hope you have all had a lovely summer. Louise and I have taken a slightly longer than planned summer break from litter-picking but we a re-starting the monthly community clean ups /social in the Hope Play Space and playground in Finsbury Park again. Our next clean up with be this Saturday October 7th from…

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Finsbury Park and Stroud Green Neighbourhood Plan

Aug 16, 2017

Finsbury Park is set to be included in the “Finsbury Park and Stroud Green Neighbourhood Plan”, a decision supported by the Friends of Finsbury Park Management Committee. Ricky Thakrar, Co-Chair of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group (the members are all local residents and workers) attended our Management Committee on Monday, 6 March. We had a…

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