Information about my work as a Labour Councillor for East Finchley in the London Borough of Barnet

Sunday, 17 June 2012

East Finchley Festival

Just thought I would confirm the sad news that the festival in Cherry Tree Woods will not be going on this year. This is the first cancellation in 35 years, but it was impossible to go o with it wen the grounds are in such a bad state. They were still completely waterlogged on Friday, with the field being practically a lake. we felt that it would take a solid fortnight to dry out, with no rain and a lot of heat. While the weather has been kind to us since then, we still don't feel it will be dry enough on Saturday. A few years ago, when it rained on the day, the damage done by cars cost the festival several hundred pounds, and further damage is unaffordable. We know that the field drains poorly, and there just isn't enough time left. I know a huge amount of work went in to organising it, and I feel sorry for the wasted efforts and the disappointment, but the right decision was made.

We will be back next year though, bigger and better than ever!