Wireless Report 2017

Aug 2, 2017

A public park exists for the free enjoyment of the public. The best way to measure the success of a park is by asking park users. That’s why over the last two weeks, the Friends of Finsbury Park has asked park users to document their experiences of the 2017 Wireless Festival. Since this year’s Wireless…

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Finsbury Park Life – Summer Newsletter 2017

Jul 20, 2017

Click here to download the full version of our Finsbury Park Life Summer Newsletter 2017   Hope for the Hope Space A few weeks ago, the Friends were contacted by Maurice Hope, father of the late Richard Hope, after whom the Hope Space was named. Richard Hope was an aspiring young local playwright and director of…

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Hope Space Community Clean Up on 1st July is Cancelled

Jun 27, 2017

Apologies for the late notice… The monthly Hope Space Community Clean Up on 1st July is cancelled due to the Festival Republic Community Festival being held on the same day. The organisers have just realised that the ‘Community’ festival a commercial Event (£35 tickets) and not an open free event for the local Community! Please support…

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Misleading ‘Community Festival’ Causes Concern Among Locals

Jun 23, 2017

As Haringey Council prepare to host Festival Republic’s Wireless 2017 in Finsbury Park, local residents are already questioning the branding of another Festival Republic event, Community Festival, to be held the week before on Saturday 1st July. Community Festival is a £35 per ticket, 35,000 capacity, ticket only event with no local community involvement as the…

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Come To Our Community Clean Up On Saturday 3rd June!

May 25, 2017

Just to let you know that we will be holding our next Community Clean up on Saturday 3rd June at 10.30-12.30, meeting in the Hope Space in Finsbury Park. Please bring gloves if you can. Rakes and litter pickers also helpful as our Park’s service supplies are low. We will have crafts and refreshments as…

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Council Leader gives go-ahead For Wireless and more Festivals in Finsbury Park for 2017

Mar 9, 2017

On the morning of Friday 24th, February at 11:30, despite unabated public concern, the Council Leader signed the go-ahead for a new Wireless in Finsbury Park, plus a slew of further large events (Cllr. Kober substituted for the Cabinet member for the Environment who was not able to attend). Read full Agenda and Minutes here…

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Spring Clean Up in Finsbury Park – Saturday 4th March!

Mar 3, 2017

Many thanks as always to all those who supported our February community clean up. Despite pretty miserable rainy weather at the start of the day, the sun finally came out, as did many volunteers. We managed to clean up all of the Hope picnic space, part of the fenced area near the railway line and…

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Chair’s Report, February 2017

Feb 10, 2017

2016 has been an important, and in many ways dramatic, year for the Friends of Finsbury Park.  Last year Kevin Duffy spoke of a substantial increase in membership, and this has continued, reaching currently more than 400 members.  General meetings have been well attended and interesting, with good debate and a strong sense of a…

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