Tag Archives: Ashburton Park

Ashburton’s sorry tale of park life in a council with no cash

It’s not a good sign when, less than a month into the new administration of £81,000 per year Conservative Mayor Jason Perry, residents are already getting restless. Perhaps inevitably, the complaints of the Friends of Ashburton Park involve the cutting … Continue reading

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Ashburton’s Silverfit group get ready for a walk in the park

Edwina Brocklesby is on a mission to get the older community active while combatting social isolation. Brocklesby, 79, founded Silverfit nine years ago as a charity that promotes lifelong fitness and healthier ageing through physical activity and social connectivity. The … Continue reading

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Mr Motivator gets Oasis pupils moving in Zaian fund-raiser

While Croydon Council flogs off one park lodge on the cheap today, tomorrow a charitable foundation with property assets worth nearly half-a-billion pounds will be staging a fund-raiser in another park to get the money to pay for the purchase … Continue reading

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Oasis to convert Ashburton Lodge into Zaian youth centre

Working in partnership with a major schools academy trust, Croydon’s Labour councillors have stepped in to halt the sale of a park lodge in order to use the building as a youth centre in memory of 15-year-old Zaian Aimable-Lina, who … Continue reading

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5-bed Ashburton Lodge to be auctioned for price of a flat

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Developers and property speculators look set to profit as more public-owned property is to be sold on the cheap. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES The Croydon fire-sale, with public property being flogged off in a rush at bargain-basement … Continue reading

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Police make arrests in Zaian Aimable-Lina murder investigation

The police have named the victim of  Thursday night’s fatal stabbing in Ashburton Park as 15-year-old Zaian Aimable-Lina. A post-mortem examination conducted yesterday gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the heart. The police arrested another 15-year-old … Continue reading

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Another teenager’s tragedy as boy killed in Ashburton Park

30 The number of teenagers murdered on the streets of London in 2021 – a record death toll in the age group, after a 16-year-old was killed in Hillingdon last night 4 The total of Croydon teenagers killed through knife … Continue reading

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Peddle My Wheels are offering affordable route into cycling

Croydon’s Labour-run council is promoting an innovative scheme to make cycling more affordable – but only if you live in the north of the borough. A series of second-hand bike markets are being staged throughout August, in partnership with local … Continue reading

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The Ashburton chainsaw massacre as park’s trees are felled

Croydon Council, which has declared a climate emergency and claims it wants to be a green borough, is chopping down and pollarding trees in one of its parks. In the middle of the bird-nesting season. Members of the Friends of … Continue reading

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Ashburton Park charity Easter egg hunt, Apr 13

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Long-delayed masterplans for borough’s parks get parked

KEN LEE, our green spaces correspondent, on an expensive waste of time After a consultation process that has taken almost two years and cost Council Tax-payers approaching £100,000 in fees to consultants to produce hundreds of pages of (virtual) glossy … Continue reading

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Parks football teams in line for £5m Premier League boost

Billionaire clubs like Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal could soon be contributing towards improved facilities for park football in Croydon. Croydon has made a successful preliminary bid to Sport England and the Football Association for schemes at Ashburton Park and … Continue reading

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Croydon Winter Festival, Ashburton Park, Dec 8-Jan 2

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Council left without operator for Ashburton Park venue

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the strange silence from the council about the faltering fate of one of its flagship projects The latest embarrassing set-back for Tony Newman and his Labour colleagues’ hopes of retaining control of the council … Continue reading

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Samaritans Car Boot Fair, Ashburton Park, Sep 3

CAR BOOT FAIR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3 ASHBURTON PARK LOWER ADDISCOMBE RD, ADDISCOMBE

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Addiscombe Festival, Ashburton Park, May 28

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Rubbish MP Barwell returns to park he wanted used as a dump

Tory MP Gavin Barwell will be spending tomorrow morning virtue-signalling again, after sending out emails to his Croydon Central constituents encouraging them to help him picking up litter. The hi-vis jacket photo-op is becoming an obligatory stand-by for struggling career … Continue reading

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Old Ashburton library to be handed over to private companies

That “ambition” thing we were told so much about in 2013 and 2014, before the last Town Hall elections? It seems that if you want to turn it into the “delivery” thing, it can take a long time and a … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Ashburton, Community associations, Croydon parks, Education, Friends of Ashburton Park, Timothy Godfrey | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Dozens of open spaces excluded from ‘premier league’ of parks

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how the council is laying the groundwork for a privatisation-by-stealth of some of the borough’s open spaces If any more proof were required that Croydon’s worthless consultations are used to justify the council going ahead and … Continue reading

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Big Dance after party, Tomorrow Hub, Sep 18

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Council fails to staff its own consultation session in Ashburton

Croydon’s non-consultation consultations reached a new nadir over the weekend, when a promised drop-in session about the old library building in Ashburton Park was left unstaffed by council officials. Residents, and some councillors, have long suggested that such “consultation” sessions … Continue reading

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Big Dance Bus is coming to Addiscombe Festival, May 29

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Addiscombe Festival, Ashburton Park, May 29

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One month left for bids to take on Ashburton old library

There’s less than a month for businesses and community groups to submit “expressions of interest” in taking on the old Ashburton library building. The handling of the future of this prestigious and historic building, set in 18½ acres of parkland … Continue reading

Posted in Ashburton, Community associations, Croydon Council, Friends of Ashburton Park, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Planning | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Ashburton’s councillors are making plans for park life

As a report to next Monday’s council cabinet meeting demonstrates, there could be much change in Croydon’s parks in the coming couple of years. Croydon’s Labour-run council is consulting on one of its parks, the much disputed Ashburton Park, and … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Andrew Rendle, Ashburton, Community associations, Friends of Ashburton Park, Maddie Henson, Stephen Mann | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments