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My Wireless Experience

Help us to learn more about the impact Wireless 2016 has on the surrounding community by contacting us with any incidents you experience...

The Steel Barriers Are Back...

Wireless is back, and so are their steel barriers, once again excluding residents and park users. How can this be allowed to happen in a public park?

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....

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Health and Safety Failings Put Park Users at Risk

As contractors rush to clear the Park after Wireless, serious mistakes are being made. Jeremy writes...

Wireless 2016 Campaign: The Story So Far

Controversy over Live Nation Licensing Barrister, Philip Kolvin QC

Oct 11, 2018

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!

Oct 9, 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 Festival Licence Review Fundraising Campaign – Please donate!

Oct 1, 2018

We have now gone live with our new CrowdJustice case page to raise funds for our legal costs and organise support for our application to review the Premises Licence issued to Live Nation (Music) UK Ltd for Wireless Festival and other events in Finsbury Park. The hearing is on the 15th and 16th October. Please…

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Wireless Festival Licence Review Hearing | Finsbury Park | October 15th and 16th | 2018

Sep 19, 2018

Can you help us raise money for our legal fees? Please click this link to donate- https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/wireless-festival-licence-review/ The application of the Friends of Finsbury Park for a licence review is to be heard on 15th and 16th October 2018 from 7 pm onwards by the Haringey Licensing Sub-Committee at Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green N22…

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Wireless Licence Review: How to make a representation – UPDATE

Jul 27, 2018

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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Court of Appeal Refuses Appeal But Make Important Acknowledgment

Nov 16, 2017

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

Nov 3, 2017

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?

Oct 30, 2017

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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