Park life! Bridge spells out a warm welcome to area

Friday, 20th August 2021 — By Helen Chapman

L to R - Thomas Bennett (Network Rail) Cllr Michael Osullivan Jeremy Corbyn MP Cllr Asima Shaikh and Cllr Gary Heather

Network Rail’s Thomas Bennett at the Seven Sisters Road bridge with Cllr Michael O’Sullivan, MP Jeremy Corbyn, and councillors Asima Shaikh and Gary Heather

A LANDMARK bridge in Finsbury Park was given a lick of paint this week.

Vinyl red lettering spelling out “Finsbury Park” was put in place in Seven Sisters Road by Network Rail during an overnight road closure.

Paul Rutter, from Network Rail, said: “We’ve worked closely with Islington Council to brighten up Seven Sisters bridge and it’s great to see the ‘Finsbury Park’ lettering in place.

“It will welcome residents and businesses in the community, as well as visitors to Finsbury Park, for years to come.”

Ward councillor and economy chief, Cllr Asima Shaikh, said: “On behalf of the Finsbury Park ward councillors, I am delighted that the council has worked together with Network Rail to get the Finsbury Park sign painted. We know that our local community will welcome this as it strengthens Finsbury Park’s identity and provides a bold and recognisable landmark.

“Finsbury Park is a really vibrant town centre area, with brilliant businesses, enjoyed and represented by a diverse range of residents and visitors. This colourful, striking new sign will boost the sense of cohesion that makes Finsbury Park such a lively and welcoming place.”

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