Lynne Featherstone

MP for Hornsey and Wood Green

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LIB DEMS CONSULT RESIDENTS ON FINSBURY PARK EVENTS

Haringey’s Liberal Democrats are this month conducting a major survey of residents living around Finsbury Park to obtain the views of local residents on large concerts and similar events in the park.

The survey follows years of campaigning by local Lib Dem councillors and local campaigners, who have worked closely with many residents in the area over concerns about the park’s suitability for large concerts and events, their frequency and the quality of the clear-up afterwards.

Stroud Green’s Lib Dem councillor Laura Edge says that residents’ opinions and concerns have been repeatedly ignored by Haringey Council who continue to make key decisions on the park behind closed doors. It is hoped that the results of the survey will promote a public debate on the issue.

Cllr Laura Edge comments:

“Finsbury Park is a fantastic community resource, but sadly Haringey Council often seems determined to leave the community out of any decisions with regard to its use.

“I am hopeful that we will have a large response from the residents and we can press the Labour-run Council to start listening to local people’s concerns.”

You can download the survey here (pdf format).

Tue 17 August 2004
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