Friday, 17 October 2008

Families reclaim park with a party after crackdown on street drinking

MORE than 200 people enjoyed a day of music, football, face-painting and free massages in the sunshine at Kinloch Park.The community safety day followed a council and police-led drive to tackle street drinkers in the park, which has been a controlled drinking zone since July last year.Islington Council deputy leader Terry Stacy said: “It’s great that so many residents enjoyed a wonderful day out in their local park, which we’ve been working hard to make a better place for families.”Attractions at the event, which took place two weeks ago, included the chance to meet wildlife expert Safari Pete from TV’s The Paul O’Grady Show, football with Arsenal Positive Futures, live bands, a drumming workshop and games of bingo.The day was organised by Islington Council, Islington Police, charity The Pilion Trust and businesswoman Su Forrester-Brown, of Kinloch Castle.

Islington Tribune - by ROISIN GADELRAB
Published: 17 October 2008

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