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Field Day – Weekend Highlights

With Field Day in Brockwell Park a week away, it’s a good time to look ahead to a few of the highlights of the weekend, outside of the more obvious attractions of the headline acts such as Erykah Badu, Gilles Peterson, and Four Tet.

In a bid to disassociate himself from fellow Herne Hill councillor Jim Dickson’s comments about Field Day objectors, barrister and councillor Jack Holborn has threatened to take a Brockwell Tranquillity member to court ...

Friends of Brockwell Park deplores licensing go-ahead for Field Day event

Independent parks charity, the Friends of Brockwell Park (FOBP), deplores the decision by the London Borough of Lambeth’s Licensing Committee to grant a licence to Field Day/Mighty Hoopla to hold a massive, gated event in Brockwell Park this 1-3 June 2018. Lambeth’s decision comes despite a prolonged local campaign, in which FOBP played a prominent role.

Apply for Free Residents Tickets for Field Day in June!

The organisers of the Field Day festival in Brockwell Park have 500 FREE tickets allocated per day for local residents on Friday 1st June and Saturday 2nd June 2018. This offer is only open to a limited amount of streets surrounding the area of Brockwell Park, the full list of which can be accessed here.

When a Biodiversity Assessment is Just a Chat on the Phone

At the meeting on 18th January to discuss the proposed Field Day and LoveBox music festivals in Brockwell Park this summer, Lee Fiorentino of Lambeth's Events Department made some very encouraging statements about Biodiversity and Brockwell Park, as I am highlighting below. For why the biodiversity of Brockwell Park is so important, and Lambeth Council's legal requirements to safeguard it, see Helen Firminger's comprehensive article posted 21-1-18:

https://brockwellparkcommunitypartners.org.uk

Brockwell Park Events - Public meeting 18th January 7.30 p.m.

Brockwell Park Events - Public Meeting

18th January, 7.30pm

Baptist Church, Half Moon Lane, SE24 9HU

(corner of Half Moon Lane and Winterbrook Road)

Could the beloved Lambeth Country Show be self-sustaining?

It is argued that Lovebox and Field Day festivals are needed to make up for the £360,000 loss generated by the Lambeth Country Show. Could this loss be avoided?

One of the main justifications offered by Lambeth for staging the mega festivals Lovebox and Field Day in Brockell Park is that they need to make up for the huge loss which results from hosting the Lambeth Country Show. Apparently it costs £690,000 to put on and brings in roughly £332,000 in income, leaving a shortfall of £358,000.

Helen Hayes MP: "Events of 40,000 people are simply too large to be accommodated in Brockwell Park.."

"Events of 40,000 are simply too large to be accommodated in Brockwell Park without unacceptable consequences for both residents and the environment in the park." Helen Hayes MP

Whilst Chukka Umunna MP uncritically passes on Lambeth Events Team statements, Helen Hayes MP has made her position fairly clear. In an emailed response to residents who expressed concerns about the poorly consulted proposals, she said:

Field Day 2018 in Brockwell Park - public meeting 20th Nov

It looks like Field Day and Love Box are both coming to Brockwell Park next year, with Field Day moving over from Victoria Park. Sally’s written to us on our Facebook mentioning getting a letter concerning a meeting to review plans put in place at 7pm on Monday November 20th at Herne Hill Baptist Church.

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