Tag Archives: Old Ashburton Library

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

Posted in Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Ashburton, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Maddie Henson, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

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

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

Posted in Addiscombe, Andrew Rendle, Ashburton, Church and religions, Community associations, Croydon Council, Environment, Friends of Ashburton Park, Libraries, Maddie Henson, Nathan Elvery, Stephen Mann, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Calls for auditor to investigate old Ashburton Library sale

There are calls for the deal to sell the council-owned old Ashburton Library at a “discount” of more than £400,000 to be referred to the district auditor for investigation, after the aborted sale was the subject of further acrimonious exchanges … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Andrew Rendle, Ashburton, Church and religions, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Maddie Henson, Mike Fisher, Property, Sara Bashford, Stephen Mann, Timothy Godfrey, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘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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