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Hope Space Update: Dog Free?

Happy New Year! It’s been great to be part of a group that’s made a difference to the Hope Space in Finsbury Park. We’ve enjoyed meeting you every month – sharing activities, playing with the children, chatting and most importantly re-claiming the Hope Space as a safe and clean part of Finsbury Park for children…

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Death in Finsbury Park

UPDATE: We can confirm that a man has now been arrested in connection with the death of Iuliana Tudos. Much of the police cordon in Finsbury Park has been removed, and the rest of it is expected to be removed by the end of the day. We are shocked and desperately sad to hear the news…

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Community Clean Up – Saturday 2nd December from 10.00am

Dear Friends, Just a quick reminder that our next Community Clean Up in The Hope Space in Finsbury Park will be this Saturday 2nd December. We will be litter picking and planting spring bulbs in the park from Haringey Council. So far we have already made a start planting primroses in the Hope Space and…

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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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Community Clean Up Day – Richard Hope Space

Please come along if you can and support The Friends of Finsbury Park’s community clean up of the The Richard Hope Space (‘rocky play area near the playground’) and playground. Date: This Saturday 15th October from 10.30am-12.30pm. Meeting place: 10:15am at the Park’s Yard (On the left as you walk to the playground from the…

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Crowd Trouble in London Parks

You will almost certainly be aware of the crowd trouble in several parks in London following events organised on social media. Please find below a message from the Haringey Borough Commander Helen Millichap. A post event investigation is now underway by the Metropolitan Police Service following the disorder in Hyde Park. Officers had been policing…

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Running Track Refurb Works Begin

As some of you may have noticed, work has started on the running track. This is part of a £1M refurb which includes replacement of the synthetic surface to the running track, installation of a drainage system to the infield and new LED floodlights which have already been installed. Things are going to plan so…

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Finsbury Park February Update

February 11th, 2016 Great news! We are going to get forty two new trees for planting in Finsbury Park this year, thanks to Alex Fraser, Tree & Nature Conservation Manager. There’s a wide variety including Hop hornbeams, Trident maples, Black poplars, alders and limes. There is also a chance for us to plant an orchard so…

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Free Bulky Items Collection

Due to the increasing problem of dumped household items in our streets and open spaces, we’ve been asked to spread the word about the Haringey Council/Veolia free bulky items collection. Haringey Council/Veolia will collect a wide range of household items free of charge, all residents need to do is call 020 8885 7700 and book…

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