FoBP statement on Lambeth's events plan for Brockwell Park

Friends of Brockwell Park has fought for the integrity of the park for more than 30 years: we were founded to oppose a floodlit running track on the Tulse Hill side. We completely rejected Lambeth’s long-term events ‘strategy’ of eight major events in Brockwell Park per summer as completely unsustainable by the community and ecology of this small urban park. The prospect of three major events (the free Lambeth Country Show plus two gated, paying events) leading to six weeks’ enclosure of a third of the park within two months next summer dismays us. At a special committee meeting next Monday, we will decide our policy on Field Day and LoveBox.



I really hope this doesn't go ahead, somehow. The country show has already become quite disruptive, to neighbours and local wildlife. These two festivals would be even bigger. I hope the various community groups are successful in stopping this.

With the massive shift to private listening, through mobiles and similar devices coupled with headphones, the wide area saturating noise of a pop concert is clearly an anachronism. Normal conversation is about 60 dB, a lawn mower is about 90 dB, and a loud rock concert is about 120 dB. In general, sounds above 85 are harmful, depending on how long and how often you are exposed to them and whether you wear hearing protection, such as earplugs or earmuffs.”