Possible extended closure of access to Finsbury Park

  • By jbornat on at 11:21am 4 November 2013
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Finsbury Park, in daylight hours, provides a safe and fast route bypassing Stroud Green Road and Blackstock Road between Hornsey Gates (Endymion Road) and Seven Sisters Gates (Seven Sisters Road). When events are running in the park this route is often either closed to cyclists or made difficult to access.

Haringey Council is currently consulting over increasing the number of large scale events in the park which will mean that large areas of the the park will be out of bounds for extended periods of time. The proposal is to end the current 5 day limit on large concerts in the Park and instead allow 6 concerts of up to 3 days - thereby more then trebling the limit up to 18 days.  Each weekend concert requires the concert area to be closed to the public for 2 weeks to set up the site and take it down.  This means a large part of the park would be out of use for up to 12 weeks over the summer.

Cyclists who feel they might be affected could respond to the council's consultation at:

http://www.haringey.gov.uk/index/council/haveyoursay/currentconsultations.htm

It’s not at all informative and only in English.

If you live in the Stroud Green area (N4) you might like to come along to a meeting called at short notice by the Stroud Green Residents Association on Thursday 7 November where Simon Farrow, Head of Haringey’s Client Services, will be there to answer residents’ questions.

The meeting will be held in Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, N4 (corner Stapleton Hall Road).

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