Following the controversial use of Fryent Country Park for car parking during the Ed Sheeran concert weekend recently, sharp eyed Philip Grant has spotted this notice in the Brent and Kilburn Times.
One of the big events coming up at Wembley Stadium is the Women's EUROs football final at Wembley Stadium on 31 July. Will Fryent Country Park, or Fryent Way itself, be used as a car / coach park for that event?
Did anyone else see Brent's notice of a temporary prohibition of traffic, in the Legal Notices section on page 21 of last Thursday's "Brent and Kilburn Times"?
In order 'to facilitate a sports procession' (people having to walk from Fryent Way to the Stadium?), Brent proposes to close the following roads to traffic on 31 July:
'Fryent Way (between Broadview and The Paddocks)
The Paddocks (between Fryent Way and Forty Lane)
Forty Lane (between The Paddocks and Bridge Road)
Bridge Road (between Forty Lane and Brook Avenue)
Brook Avenue (between Bridge Road and Olympic Way)'
There is precedent for closing Fryent Way so that it could be used as a coach park for an international football match LINK. So far Brent Council has not explained why Fryent Country Park was used as a car park recently and fears have been voiced that this set a precedent for similar future action. The action was particularly controversial because it was on the weekend of RMT strikes and appeared to seek to undermine the effectiveness of the action.
I will ask Brent Council for an explanation.