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The Green Field, Finchley Way Open Space, N3 1AH
Barnet now has a Public Spaces Protection Order in place until 2025, so no fires/fireworks/open flames or BBQ's may be used on any site.


Events on Finchley Way Open Space


Now that the better weather is approaching, we are getting requests about holding events on site.  FoFWOS has no jurisdiction over events.  The site is owned by Barnet Council and if you want to hold an event you need to apply to them for permission and comply with certain conditions.

More information can be found by emailing


The application form can be downloaded from Booking Form


Please be sure to read all the terms and conditions.


Friends of Finchley Way Open Space became a registered charity in December 2020. The charity works with Barnet Council to maintain and enhance this local green space, much of which has been neglected for many years. For more about the charity click here.

From a number of small fields and waste land in the late Middle Ages, by the early 20th century the site had developed into a 26 acre estate with a grand house (Brent Lodge) and ornate gardens. In the 1910s it was the site of a communal living experiment, Brent Garden Village, but in the first quarter of the 20th century much of the land was sold for housing. In 1939 the house and its gardens were bequeathed to the people of Finchley by Augustus Cooper. His Will stipulated that the site should be ‘retained always as an open space for the use and enjoyment always of the public’. For more about the history of the site click here.


There are three distinct areas to this ‘U’ shaped site, an open Green Field for play and picnics, a wooded Copse and an old Orchard. The Orchard had become very overgrown but we have now cleared some of it for replanting. For more about our vision for the site and the objects of the charity click here.


For 2024 we are continuing to enhance the Orchard with more planting. For more about our plans click here.

Suzanne King, 


Friends of Finchley Way Open Space

London N3 1AH

Registered Charity No. 1192844

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News - June 2024


​The next volunteering date is 30th June 2024 - 10.30am - 12.30pm.

During Spring, Summer and Autumn we will be meeting twice a month.


30th June, 14th and 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th & 29th September.

All sessions are 10.30am - 12.30pm. 

Gift Aid Awareness Day 2024

It is Gift Aid Awareness Day on Thursday 3rd October 2024. Did you know that Gift Aid is a tax break that increases the value of your donations by 25p for every £1 you donate? We can claim the tax back, so a £10 donation becomes £12.50 without it costing you anymore. You don’t have to complete a new form every time you donate. This lasts for four years and can be retrospective.

All you need to do is to tick the Gift Aid box.  It will then apply to any donations you make in the future or have made in the past four years.


This extra money comes from the government so there’s no additional cost to you or us so if you have donated to us recently via Spacehive or any other way please help us collect this extra funding by filling in our online Gift Aid Declaration Form


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