As reported in the Tottenham Independent:https://www.thetottenhamindependent.co.uk/news/17207901.haringey-parks-have-green-flags-suspended/
Story carries quotes from local councillor, Friends of Finsbury Park and spokesman for Keep Britain Tidy (who run the Green Flag scheme).
The Council say the loss of status is not due to the impact of hosting Wireless Festival, but is instead down to a range of maintenance and cleaning issues. Perhaps the maintenance and cleaning needs wouldn't be so acute without the footfall and associated damage caused by events such as Wireless. On the other hand, the Council would probably have less money to tackle the issues without the fees generated by those big events.
The park is a public space, not a kitchen or a private back yard. Isn’t it good enough just to bring a picnic?
Bylaws and park rules cover the rest. Hundred per cent agree with Scruffy. I'm sure everyone here is a sensible, community minded person but given the amount anti social behaviour and of rubbish left behind in the park every day over the summer I'm in favour of rules being enforced.
Particularly all and any anti tightrope rules. It's not the ropes themselves, I like most circus related things, it's the lack of care for other park users that I don't like. The "Hey, I've roped off a big section of park so I can prat about with my merry band of tasselled hat wearing Chumbawumba rejects. Behold me for I am cool" mentality that I object to.
Seen plenty of dealing taking place in broad daylight whilst taking a short-cut through the park between the two gates. Guess it all happens outside of the shift times of the local neighbourhood police team?