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Developer grilled as focus is on future of Finsbury Park

Development next to station is among hot topics as politicians, businesses and residents share their views at regeneration conference

31 March, 2017

Finsbury Park

MORE than 150 people discussed the future of Finsbury Park at a conference on Saturday.

“Our Finsbury Park, Our Future” was the title of the third regeneration conference, which brought together politicians, businesses and residents at Stroud Green Primary School to share their views on the huge change the area is undergoing.

Among the topics discussed was the tri-borough partnership between Hackney, Haringey and Islington councils, aimed at coordinating services.

People grilled Telford Homes, responsible for the massive City North development next to Finsbury Park station, and Transport for London, which has shut the Wells Terrace station entrance, to the dismay of traders.

The Friends of Finsbury Park, which has been at loggerheads with Haringey over events in the park, explored ways to protect it and promote leisure activities. Talal Karim, executive director of Finsbury Park Trust, which organised the event, said: “On the whole it was a very positive event.

“More successful than the previous one in terms of attendance and diversity, we had a good attendance of people from the three boroughs.”

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