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Jamboree Play Hut - the free play centre open to parents and carers in Finsbury Park is under threat of closure; as is the Treetops breakfast and afterschool provision based at Stroud Green School which is connected to this service.


I am sure that many users of OpinioN8 with young children have made use of and benefited from this wonderful local resourse and will be sad to see it go.  The staff at the centre are fantastic and have created a very welcoming play space that meets the needs of a wide range of families with diverse backgronds;a truly inclusive service provision. I am very sad to learn that it is one of many essential services facing the chop.


This was also the site of a substantial Capital Growth Grant last year to create 8 raised beds filled with edibles for families to grow food and enjoy. With the site facing closure this too will be another provision no longer accessible.


There is currently a consultation in progress, which is open Friday 17th June. 

If you want to express your concern you can:

  • Collect, complete and return a consultation form which currently are are available from either Stroud Green Library or Jamboree playhut; 
  • make a contribution via the 'comments wall' at Jamboree.  All comments will be compiled in a submission to the council;
  • leave a comment on the Jamboree Playhut Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jamboree-play-hut/170694609657496
  • attend the press photograph session on Monday 6 June 2011 at 11.30am at Jamboree;
  • alternatively one can contact Haringey Council directly using the contact details below.

Jen Johnson

Project Officer

3rd Floor

48 Station Road

Wood Green

N22 7TY



Tags: Finsbury, Jamboree, children's, park, services

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Ive just heard it's closing now. Such a shame.

This areticle about the Jamboree Playhut says at the top it is closing by the end of September, and at the bottom a Haringey spokesman is quoted as saying they are looking for ways to keep it open. 

Do we know what is true?

Yes apparently the fight has been lost and it is closing end of September. Shame.


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