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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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Wireless Report 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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Misleading ‘Community Festival’ Causes Concern Among Locals

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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You Calling Me A Nimby…?

A letter from an anonymous teenager… Finsbury Park has a great history and heritage, and I am proud to be one of its users. Did you know it was the first ever park to be established by an Act of Parliament? Yes, in the wake of pollution, immense poverty and overcrowding in an industrialised 19th…

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So, Wireless is Over…

Many of you have written to us expressing your concerns over Wireless 2016. Unbearable noise, antisocial behaviour, festival goers urinating in the street and defecating in gardens, intimidating security, dangerous hazards in the park to name but a few. We’ve had over 50 complaints so far from local residents, most on the Hackney side of…

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New Fenced off Area Appears Day Before Wireless

With no warning or prior knowledge, a new barrier has appeared in the park today closing off even more of the park. At a Finsbury Park Stakeholder meeting we were made aware of the use of a security ‘moat’ with fencing and watchtowers, but when we asked the Council for further information and to tell…

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Our Appeal

On 9th June 2016 Mr Justice Supperstone, granted permission for judicial review of the Council’s decision to allow the Wireless Festival, on all grounds but then dismissed the claim for reasons that he provided in his judgment. To read Judge Supperstones full judgement – Click here To read our grounds of review – Click here We…

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The Wireless Machine Rolls in…A Day Early

Wireless setup had started a day earlier than the scheduled date of 30th June, as heavy vehicles enter the park.  Already, a large number of vehicles, cranes, fencing storage and materials are on the parking area as articulated lorries enter one in, one out. This years Wireless is set to be the biggest every with an…

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