Tag Archives: Ashburton Park

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

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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

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Addiscombe Festival confirms its date for May 2016

The 2016 Addiscombe Festival will be staged in Ashburton Park on Whitsun weekend, Sunday, May 29. But next year there will be no parade beforehand. Keith Nicholas, one of the organisers, said, “Due to a various circumstances beyond our control, … Continue reading

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The Big Picnic, Ashburton Park, Sunday June 7

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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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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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MacMillan coffee morning, Shirley: Sep 27

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Crystal Palace Concerts – “I have a dream”: Thu Oct 17

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