Finsbury Park

Court of Appeal Refuses Appeal But Make Important Acknowledgment

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

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?

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

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

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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Finsbury Park and Stroud Green Neighbourhood Plan

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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Finsbury Park Life – Summer Newsletter 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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Come To Our Community Clean Up On Saturday 3rd June!

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

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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