Protect London’s Parks

Haringey Council and Live Nation secure secret appeal deal in private meeting!

Haringey Council and Live Nation have secured a secret deal in a private meeting to ‘tweak’ the new licence conditions as applied by the Licensing Subcommittee and further amended at the Magistrates Court to the Live Nation licence. Live Nation appealed against the imposition of new conditions by the Licensing Committee (LSC) in its decision of…

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Wireless Licence Review Decision

We are pleased that the committee has taken into consideration the testimony of our witnesses and noise expert on the excessive and invasive noise that is produced by the festival and agreed with the Friends’ case that loud music from Wireless, including bass level noise, has caused a public nuisance.  We therefore welcome the decision…

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Controversy over Live Nation Licensing Barrister, Philip Kolvin QC

In a surprising development, the Friends of Finsbury Park have learned that the barrister Philip Kolvin QC who represented Haringey Council in the recent Friends’ judicial review claim (that the Council did not have the power to let out Finsbury Park to Live Nation for Wireless) is now representing Live Nation in the Friends’ application…

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Come to our General Meeting On Wednesday, 10th October 2018!

Tonight is the next general meeting of the Friends of Finsbury Park, which will be from 7:00-9pm at the Finsbury Park Trust Offices, 225-229 Seven Sisters Rd, London N4 2DA. Focus on the Wireless Festival Licence Review The meeting will focus on our License Review campaign, and will set out in detail what will be covered by the…

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Wireless Licence Review: How to make a representation – UPDATE

We have just received some more advice and clarification on some key points regarding licence review representations, from the Haringey Licensing Authority:  All four licensing objectives are in consideration. The determination of the review will be based only on the four licensing objectives. Residents representations are not limited to the year specified by the FofFP…

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Where is the money?

Following the outcome of The Friend’s legal proceedings in November, this week our solicitors sent a letter to Haringey Council alerting them to the fact that the current use of Finsbury Park – making a profit from hiring out the park to commercial interests and using the surplus income to subsidise other parts of the…

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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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