Whetstone revellers undeterred by terror attacks

By Dave Speck in Local People

MORE than 3,000 people turned up for the Wake Up Whetsone festival yesterday (Sunday).

Organisers feared Saturday night’s terror attacks at London Bridge might deter visitors, yet there was a steady flow of hundreds of people throughout the day who enjoyed stalls and children’s activities and live performances.

Maria Jordan, chair of the Love Whetstone group, which organised the festival, said: “We wondered whether there was going to be a reaction, particularly as it was the second attack in London in a couple of months. But people didn’t let that interfere with them coming out and supporting the community.”

Mayor of Barnet Councillor Brian Salinger held a minute’s silence for the victims of the Saturday night attacks.

The festival, on Whetstone High Street, is now in its second year.

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