Community Festival - Home Finsbury Park 16 July 2022

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Local Resident info

KEY INFORMATION

KEY INFORMATION AND HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH US

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS DURING THE EVENTS, INCLUDING NOISE ISSUES, PLEASE CALL OUR DEDICATED HOTLINE ON:

020 8080 1459

FOR 2022 WE HAVE 3 HOTLINE HANDSETS SO IF ONE IS ENGAGED IT WILL REDIRECT TO THE OTHERS SO YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH. YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL US ON: FinsburyPark.residents@festivalrepublic.com

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO RESPOND WITHIN A 48 HOUR PERIOD IN THE LEAD UP TO THE EVENT AND DAILY DURING. IT IS MUCH QUICKER TO PHONE.

THIS LINE WILL BE OPERATIONAL AS BELOW:

BUILD – 8am – 8pm FROM THURSDAY 30 JUNE – THURSDAY 7 JULY. MONDAY 11 JULY – THURSDAY 14 JULY.

BREAK – 8am – 8pm MONDAY 18 JULY – FRIDAY 22 JULY

ON SHOW DAYS (FRI 8 – SUN 10 JULY & FRI 15 – SUN 17) YOU CAN REACH US FROM 8am – 2am

Date

Event
Opens

Recorded
Music Start

Live
Music Starts

Music
Ends

Headliner

Capacity

Sat 16 July

11:00

11:00

11:30

22:30

COMMUNITY

45,000

*timings subject to change but will remain within licence*

Sound checks will take place on each of the event days prior to opening and also on the Thursday before. No sound checks will take place earlier than 10:00. On Thursdays sound checks will last no more than 90 minutes within a 3 hour window between 16:00 and 19:00.

PLEASE CALL THIS NUMBER BEFORE CALLING YOUR LOCAL BOROUGH. WE CANNOT FIX SOMETHING WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT.

If you experience any problems, please contact us on this number straight away so we can provide assistance. All calls are welcome, please do not delay in getting in touch. All calls will be logged and shared with the council.

This web page has been prepared to give you advance notice of some of the details of the event including temporary traffic restrictions and routes, operating times and ways to contact the event and partner agencies before, during and after the event. However, we also strongly advise you to regularly check this page for any updated info.

This year we have two weekends of live music. Wireless Festival from 8 – 10 July and stand alone concerts the following weekend. The concerts will see Sam Fender take to the stage in Finsbury Park on 15 July, the return of Community Festival on 16 July and George Ezra rounding off the weekend on 17 July. We are really looking forward to working in the community again.

Below are details of plans developed with the local boroughs (Haringey, Hackney and Islington), TFL, Metropolitan Police, GTR, London Ambulance Service and other statutory bodies.

Festival Republic aim to continually reduce issues faced by local residents over the events and have been working closely with the local community year round. Haringey Council are the lead Local Authority for this event.

RESIDENTS INFORMATION LINE

RESIDENTS INFORMATION LINE, COMMUNITY RESPONSE & CONTACT DETAILS

If you have any questions or concerns leading up to or during the event please don’t hesitate to contact us prior to the event at FinsburyPark.residents@festivalrepublic.com or on show days please call 020 8080 1459. We have retained three phone lines with three operators so there will always be someone available to speak with you.

We have set up the hotline for local residents and businesses to connect you directly with our Event Control during the festival if required. Should you have any comments or concerns, please contact us on this number straight away so we can provide assistance. All calls are welcome. Please don’t delay in getting in touch if we can help in any way.

Our operators will take details of the request / complaint and contact the appropriate department or contractor to action a response. You will be given a unique reference number.

During the event we will have a Community Response Team which includes event management, cleaning and security staff who are able to respond to any issues we see or are identified by the local community. We have retained an increased level of security offsite to address any issues that may arise within Hackney, Islington and Haringey.

NOISE

NOISE

Sound checks and rehearsals will take place the day before, and the morning of, each event, and will not exceed a 90 minute duration within a pre agreed 3 hour window. Times of sound checks and rehearsals are agreed in advance with Haringey Council. Please note that recorded music will be played once gates open until the first act comes on stage. Please note: there is a community music event taking place on Wednesday 13 July. This is a collaborative musical performance by local schools from Haringey, Hackney and Islington.

PYROTECHNICS

PYROTECHNICS

There will be pyrotechnic displays throughout the events. The timings of these displays will be displayed on the resident website once confirmed. Please check back here for more detail.

TRAFFIC PLANS ON EVENT DAYS

TRAFFIC PLANS ON EVENT DAYS

Please allow extra time for your journey during peak times. Further details of the wider traffic routes that may affect your normal road journeys over the days of the event. Please plan your respective journeys and follow the instructions posted and any additional signage as well.

We hope the advance notice of the traffic restrictions and event traffic routes will enable you to plan your journeys but also to notify visiting family, friends and customers. Please note that it may be necessary for additional restrictions after this publication. Please check the websites for updates.

We recommend carrying this your residents letter that was sent to your door if driving in the local area as stewards will be briefed to allow access.

Parking Restrictions

Parking Restrictions – What roads will be affected and when?

HARINGEY ROADS

On all event days the following parking controls will be in operation within Haringey.

The Event Day controls in Finsbury Park CPZ, Finsbury Park B & C CPZs will be operational until 20:30 on the dates listed above.

The existing Green Lanes A CPZ times will be extended to 08:30 and 20:30 on Sunday 10th July and Sunday 17th July, 18.30 and 20:30 on Friday 8th July and Friday 15th July, 08:30 and 20:30 on Saturday 9th July and Saturday 16th July in the following roads:
Wightman Road, Umfreville Road, Warwick Gardens, Railway Approach, Woollastone Road, Roseberry Gardens, Warham Road, Atterbury Road, Devon Gardens, Pemberton Road, Cyprus Close, Rutland Gardens, Mattison Road, Salisbury Road, Essex Gardens, Duckett Road, Kimberley Gardens, Grafton Gardens, Cavendish Road, Cleveland Gardens, Stanhope Gardens, Burgoyne Road, Chesterfield Gardens, Portland Gardens, Doncaster Gardens & Sussex Gardens.
The existing Green Lanes B CPZ times will be extended to 08:30 and 20:30 on Sunday 10th July and Sunday 17th July, 18.30 and 20:30 on Friday 8th July and Friday 15th July, 08:30 and 20:30 on Saturday 9th July and Saturday 16th July in the following roads: Alroy Road, Conningsby Road, Endymion Road, Lothair Road North, Lothair Road South Tancred Road and Venetia Road, N4
Osbourne Road parking bays will be suspended for the duration of the event days to facilitate Private Hire and Uber drop off and pick-ups. This will cease at midnight.
This means on the days and times listed above, vehicles must not park in any residents/business parking bay on these roads unless they display a valid Green Lanes CPZ (GLA & GLB) permit or visitors’ permit. Existing parking restrictions apply.

HACKNEY ROADS

To ensure that residents in the Finsbury Park area are not impacted by the increase in visitors driving to the events, Hackney Council will be extending the hours of control in Parking Zones G and G2 during the six show days to 11pm. During that time, vehicles will need to display a valid permit to park in any of the resident permit, permit holder only, and business permit bays in the areas between the hours set out below:

Zone G

  • Friday 8th & Friday 15th July between 6.30pm – 11pm
  • Saturday 9th & Saturday 16th July between 11am – 11pm
  • Sunday 10th & Sunday 17th July between 11am – 11pm

Zone G2

  • Friday 8th & Friday 15th July between 6.30pm – 11pm
  • Saturday 9th & Saturday 16th July between 6.30pm – 11pm
  • Sunday 10th & Sunday 17th July between 11am – 11pm

Parking in pay and display and shared use parking bays will retain the same hours of operation.

There will be resident only soft closures at Somerfield Road, Gloucester Drive, Portland Rise and Queens Drive to prevent any non-local vehicles parking in resident spaces.

Warning signs and posters will be displayed in the areas affected to advise drivers of the changes to the hours of operation. Please contact Hackney Parking Services on 020 8356 8877 or via email at consultation.parking@hackney.gov.uk if you have any queries.

ISLINGTON ROADS – Soft Closure to prevent anti-social behaviour in resident parking in Islington

Although we are encouraging everybody who attends the concerts to use public transport Islington Council are putting in place further parking controls to ensure that the lives of their residents are not disrupted by additional traffic.

The controls will be similar to those in place on Arsenal match days, and act as a safeguard for residents. There will be additional enforcement patrols as the controlled parking hours will reflect arrival and departure times of festival goers. There will be no cost to those who already have a residents parking permit. There will be road closures so that the venue can be emptied quickly, efficiently and above all, safely. We do not plan to divert traffic along residential roads and all signed diversions will be on A‐roads. We aim to keep duration of any closures as short as possible. Festival Republic are working with all three borough councils and their colleagues in TFL and the emergency services to minimise any disruption caused by these events.

There will be a soft road closure at the Junctions of St Thomas’s Road, Prah Road, Ambler Road, Monsell Road, and then along Gillespie Road at the junctions of Plimsoll Road, Ambler Road, St Thomas Road. At each point of the closure, there will be event marshals to allow:

i) Any resident permit holder through or resident with a copy of the residents letter that was sent to your door

ii) Any resident with proof of residency in the zone (as some may not be permit holders)

iii) Any vehicle which claims to be visiting a resident in the zone, we request that local residents ask for their visitors to supply the name and address of the resident they are visiting.

The event marshal will also link in with the dedicated event response team for this location.

Timings

The timings for the parking restrictions in this location are as follows:

Mon – Fri 8.30am – 6.30pm,
Sat – 8.30am – 1.30pm;
Therefore, it is anticipated that operatives and barriers would be in place from 13:00 until 00:00 on Friday, from 11:00 until 00:00 on Saturday and from 11:00 until 23:00 on Sundays.

ROAD CLOSURES

ROAD CLOSURES – END OF NIGHT

Seven Sisters Road (between Fonthill Road and Green Lanes):
Closed for 1.5 hours at the below times. Please note these are approx timings and we may need to close the road earlier or later depending on crowd movements. We will not exceed the 1.5hour allocated time frame regardless of time of closure unless the police deem it necessary.

Stroud Green Road (between Seven Sisters Road and Tollington Park / Upper Tollington Park):
Closed for 3 hours at the below timings. As soon as the bulk of the crowd has left Finsbury Park Station we will ensure the road is open and the buses are back on regular routes as soon as we can.

 

ROAD CLOSED

STROUD GREEN ROAD
CLOSURE TIMING

SEVEN SISTERS ROAD
CLOSURE TIMINGS

COMMUNITY

21:00 – 00:00

22:00 – 23:30

 

These road closures are there to ensure the safe egress of public leaving the park.

The roads will be closed at all junctions joining Seven Sisters Rd between Fonthill Road & GreenLanes covering;

  • Hackney – Portland Rise, Brand Close, Alexandra Grove, Queens Drive, Wilberforce Road, Finsbury Park Road, Blackstock Road,
  • Somerfield Road, junction with Blackstock Road will be residents access only.
  • Islington – Rock Street, Isledon Road, Fonthill Road.

The roads will be closed at all junctions joining Stroud Green Road between Seven Sisters Road and Tollington Park / Upper Tollington Park covering;

  • Islington – Wells Terrace, Morris Place andLennox Road.
  • Haringey – Perth Road

LOCAL BUSNIESSES

LOCAL BUSNIESSES

Please make alternative arrangements for deliveries or if it is necessary, that any deliveries take place prior to 21:30 or after midnight when the road reopens.

UPDATES FOR 2022

UPDATES FOR 2022

Within the plans for 2022 we have retained some key improvements made in 2019 and added some suggestions raised at the debriefs post event to improve the experience of the events for both customers and local residents:

Seven Sisters Road – closure shortened from Hornsey Road to Fonthill Road to allow Islington residents vehicle access at all times.

The offsite security in the local area has been increased greatly. There will be patrols in Brownswood, Highbury West, Stroud Green and Finsbury Park Ward. We urge you to report anything untoward to a member of security patrolling locally. They will link directly in to our Event Control room and a response team can be sent to you.

We are retaining the additional phone line this year and have 3 hotline operators to ensure all your calls can get through. We urge you to pick up the phone if you encounter any problems.

We have a dedicated resident liaison officer who will be out and about in the streets all weekend and can come round and pay you a visit if you would like one.

An exit route has been built internally to the park fencing which will see the audience exit the arena at the Manor House end of the festival site. From here they will turn right and make their way down the side of the festival fencing towards Finsbury Park Gate. Customers for Finsbury Park Station will remain inside the park and queue towards Stroud Green Road Gate where they will exit the park and immediately enter the station. Seven Sisters Road will still be used for egress in addition to this internal egress route. We have increased security in the side streets so as to have a minimal impact on residents.

Daily meetings with residents will take place in all three boroughs over the event days.

Following focus groups with residents in 2019, we worked with Uber to minimise the disruption taxi pick-ups have on local residents at the end of each night. Drivers will have a designated pick up location on Osbourne Road and a geo fenced map will be circulated to all drivers which informs them of the permitted pick up zone. If you live on Alexandrea Grove, Finsbury Park Road, Wilberforce Road, Queens Drive or Portland Rise or in the streets between Monsell Road and Seven Sisters Road and wish to book an Uber or private hire taxi on show days then please be aware that you will have to book it to a nearby location between 20:00 and 00:00. This measure is in place to minimize traffic, anti-social behavior and noise issues in the most vulnerable streets around the park.

It is important to note that the corner of the Twelve Pins Pub has become congested in the past with pub users and festival goers walking towards the event. We are deploying security to this location each day to assist with the flow of people.

A dedicated team of cleaners will be rotating between Finsbury Park Station and Finsbury Park Gate throughout the day to prevent any build up of litter on the entry route to the park.

We are working closely with our partners including the Metropolitan Police, to constantly review the security situation and we encourage the public to report any suspicious activity to the Anti-Terrorism Hotline on 0800 789 321 or 999 in an emergency.

WILL THE CONCERT AFFECT PUBLIC TRANSPORT?

WILL THE CONCERT AFFECT PUBLIC TRANSPORT?

The road closures listed above will have an effect on the buses as there will be diversions in place. Finsbury Park & Manor House stations will be heavily congested on all 6 event days from 22:00 as a large number of the customers attending the concert will use these stations.

On Sunday 10 July and Sunday 17 July the show finishes earlier so these stations will be heavily congested from 21:30. For further information on the affected routes and services please check on the TFL website.

Please note that heavy queues are expected at Finsbury Park Station. We advise using the City North entrance and exit to avoid event footfall.

WHAT MEASURES ARE BEING TAKEN TO STOP PEOPLE PARKING IN THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS SURROUNDING THE PARK?

WHAT MEASURES ARE BEING TAKEN TO STOP PEOPLE PARKING IN THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS SURROUNDING THE PARK?

Concert visitors have been advised that there is no parking in the area around Finsbury Park and they should plan their route using public transport. Cones and signage will be positioned at the entry roads to surrounding residential areas to reinforce the restrictions on concert traffic parking. CPZ match/event day parking controls will operate as necessary. A soft closure will be implemented in both Hackney and Islington for residents access only.

IMPACTS ON THE PARK

IMPACTS ON THE PARK

The build for the event commences on Wednesday 29 June at 07:00 and we will be clear of the park by 20:00 on Friday 22 July. We appreciate that it’s not just the event itself that causes an impact on the park and the local community. We have arranged our build and breakdown periods to cause minimum disruption to the regular users of the park; details of the phased occupation and routes through the park are on the attached map. We will protect trees from damage throughout our use of the park and put down ground protection for heavy traffic flow areas. Please see the map on this website for further information.

OXFORD ROAD GATE

OXFORD ROAD GATE

Oxford Road Gate will remain open this year and the park will be closed to all public vehicles and parking – with the exception of disabled badge holders and permit holders.

LOCAL SCHOOLS, PUBLIC NUISANCE & EGRESS

LOCAL SCHOOLS, PUBLIC NUISANCE & EGRESS

We will only have a single main entrance to the site (through the Finsbury Park Gate), which will reduce the number of people around the Oxford Rd entrance. Oxford Rd and Endymion Rd will not be used as an end of night egress route in our plans (although could still be used as an emergency egress route) with the majority of the audience remaining inside the park until they reach Finsbury Park Gate or Stroud Green Road Gate. For those requiring services from Manor House Station, they will queue inside the park at Manor House Gate. We are in regular contact with Stroud Green Primary School to discuss our plans and how we minimise our impact on them.

Festival Republic have contracted each local borough to provide the external waste management in the local streets. Some new roads have been added to the route for this year to ensure nothing is missed. Teams from Hackney and Haringey will clean Seven Sisters Rd at the end of the day and stewards will be in place to manage the egress and queuing at the end of the night.

POLICE

POLICE

A police operation will be taking place within the locality of Finsbury Park focused on crime prevention during the event days. The MPS have worked closely with the organisers, local authorities & residents in the run up to the event. During the event officers will be visible to respond to any incident within the locality. The operation uses a mixture of officers from the local area & some from further afield. There may be operational police requirements why the police need to deploy the helicopter to the vicinity during the event & afterwards. We understand it does cause disruption to residents and we will endeavour to do our best to keep it to a minimum.

FEEDBACK

FEEDBACK

We welcome feedback on your experience of the event – it helps us to improve in the future and

plan the event better year on year. If you have feedback or an enquiry regarding your experience that you wish to share with us, please contact us below:

If you have any questions or concerns leading up to or during the event please don’t hesitate to contact us on FinsburyPark.residents@festivalrepublic.com

Kindest regards

The Festival Republic Finsbury Park Team