Category Archives: Friends of Ashburton Park

Tories’ botched library sale has left building open to vandals

The Spivocracy strikes again: Croydon Conservatives’ attempt to flog off a £500,000 public building to their mates for a knock-down £85,000 on the eve of the local elections have seen the old Ashburton Library left vulnerable to the worst of … Continue reading

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‘Scandal’ of council’s £84,000 sale price for Ashburton Library

The outgoing Conservative-run council in Croydon tried to sell-off the publicly owned old Ashburton Library building on the day before the local elections at the knock-down price of £84,000. Independent valuations conducted for the council had suggested that the building’s … Continue reading

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Secrecy surrounds council’s sale of old Ashburton Library

A Town Hall meeting tonight will discuss the sale of the old library building in Ashburton Park. But the ultra-secretive Tory administration that controls the council is refusing to reveal to the public the sale price of the publicly owned … Continue reading

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Obama’s mentor offers advice to Friends of Ashburton Park

Arnie Graf, the American community activist and mentor to President Barack Obama, will be the guest of honour at the second meeting of the Friends of Ashburton Park, to be staged this Wednesday, October 23. Graf has 50 years experience … Continue reading

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Ashburton residents firmly oppose sale of old library

SARAH JONES reports from last night’s first meeting of the Friends of Ashburton Park, as they considered the sell-off of the old library Sometimes, the world is a hard place to be. Times are hard, money harder to find and … Continue reading

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Friends of Ashburton Park meeting: Sep 11

The recently formed Friends of Ashburton Park will be holding a public meeting on Wednesday September 11 at 6.30pm in front of the Old Library. “We want to hear residents’ views on the sale of the building, discover what people … Continue reading

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