Bizarre Labour suggestion for Finsbury Park: astroturf it

On Monday evening, Labour councillors forced through the highly controversial plans to treble the number of music concerts held in Finsbury Park despite widespread opposition from residents.

In a bizarre twist, one Labour councillor from Tottenham, Cllr Stuart McNamara, suggested that something should be done about the damage so many concerts would do to the park. Not drop the plan to treble them, mind, but instead replace much of Finsbury Park’s grass with astroturf.

Not quite the point of a park really…

Let’s hope the next Labour bright idea isn’t to follow up on this love of fake grass by suggesting Haringey Council saves money on tree maintenance by replacing trees with fake ones.

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