Posts Tagged ‘Finsbury Park’

Slam-Dunk! New Ball Courts Open in Finsbury Park

We were invited by Haringey Council to the official opening of the impressive new basketball courts in Finsbury Park yesterday. Students from the Greig City Academy in Haringey were there to show us all how it’s done; The Haringey Angels girls basketball team from the Academy are national champions in under 13s, under 15s and under…

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Wheely Tots – Cycling For Toddlers in Finsbury Park

Wheely Tots have started a new toddler cycling session every Thursday from 10-11am and 11-12am in Finsbury Park. Sessions are aimed at toddlers aged 2-4 but if your toddler can walk they should be able to participate! Meet at Finsbury Park Cafe whatever the weather. Wheely Tots can provide you with a bike or you…

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New Ball Courts to Open This Week

Great news! The new ball court area opposite the boating lake in Finsbury Park will be opened this week. The new facilities will feature; One badminton court Two table tennis tables Two full size basket ball courts with extra side basket Two half basketball courts Three volleyball court Two netball courts This is fantastic news…

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Fireworks And Helping Your Noise Sensitive Pets

Here are some useful tips from Finsbury Park’s dog expert Sue Evans of Alpha Dog Training London. For pets sensitive to fireworks their response usually takes two forms – either to run and hide or to stay close to you. If your pet wishes to hide, let it – ideally provide a small cosy covered…

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Mo Farah on Track in Finsbury Park

Finsbury Park made a surprise appearance on BBC One’s The Apprentice last night, when it played host to a special training session with world beating runner Mo Farah CBE. Mo, who is a Double Olympic Champion, World Champion, and six time European Champion, put this week’s winning team through their paces at the track, which…

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Woman Attacked in Finsbury Park

A mother who was attacked while walking with her young child through Finsbury Park has spoken to the Friends of Finsbury Park about her ordeal. She said ‘I was taking my 15 month old daughter to nursery at about 8.15am on Friday morning, walking from the Oxford Road entrance to Finsbury Park Gate on Seven…

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Walk London – A Capital Idea

It was great to see so many people streaming through Finsbury Park at the weekend as part of the Walk London Autumn Ambles event, in conjunction with Transport for London. The five mile guided walk that came through our park started at Highgate, came down the Parkland Walk (which is London’s longest nature reserve), through…

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More Trees Removed

The sad sight of a lone tree surrounded by further deforestation at the site where the three large trees were recently pollarded, as yet again more trees and bushland are cleared from Finsbury Park. We are very concerned, as the Haringey Council Tree & Nature Conservation Manager has said that this was, “because there is…

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Finsbury Park Events Scrutiny Public Meeting

Dear All, The only public session of Haringey’s current Finsbury Park Events Scrutiny Committee is being held on Monday 19th October. The meeting commences at 7pm and will be held in the Council Chamber of the Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green, London N22 8LE. (Turn right out of Wood Green underground and walk along…

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Ball Courts Update

As you may have noticed, work has been going on, on the ball court area opposite the main cafe in Finsbury Park. Haringey Council plan to create several new ball courts including badminton, table tennis, basketball, volleyball and netball and they will be free to use! Unfortunately we don’t have a finish date yet, but…

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