Ashburton Hall

The new Ashburton Hall is renovation has been completed. Work on the new cafe extension is in progress.

Wet Picnic and opening of Ashburton Hall

The renovated Ashburton Hall was opened to the public for the first time on a very wet afternoon. It wasn’t the picnic weather but many people came to the Friends of Ashburton tent.

Big Dance Bus

Sunday 29 May 11am-4pm
fantastic performances by national and local dance companies and groups

2 July 2016, Big Dance Pledge public performance at Trafalgar Square

Orchard Planting

On 21 February 2016, FOAP planted 10 fruit trees and many bulbs in the area between the path and the bowling green.Thank you to everyone who helped out.

Ashburton Park Pavillon. Photo Vipul Sangoi

The Pavillon

Good news. The Council is to carry out an asbestos survey on the Pavillion, something that FOAP was previously expected to run with. This is needed before any works can be considered to the structure.

The Friends of Ashburton Park

aim to improve the park along with the public facilities and public buildings within the park perimeter.

Supporting Regeneration of Local Area

Support for the renovation of the buildings and regeneration of park continues to grow amongst the local community.

Open Public Meeting

held on 27th October 2015 at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church. The FOAP Committee brought together Croydon Council officers and local councillors to discuss the development of  Ashburton Park. The officers presented details on current status of the development of the library building. This was followed by a question answer session between the audience and the officers & the councillors.

The renovated Library building has been renovated and renamed as Ashburton Hall. The building was known as the Stroud Green House. It was purchased by Father Tooth to set up a convent. After purchase by the Council, the old convent became the local Ashburton Library. The reading room was in the cloister. It was later demolished in 1975 after repeated vandalism.

Ashburton Hall

The renovated Library building has been renovated and renamed as Ashburton Hall. The building was known as the Stroud Green House. It was purchased by Father Tooth to set up a convent. After purchase by the Council, the old convent became the local Ashburton Library. The reading room was in the cloister. It was later demolished in 1975 after repeated vandalism.

The Park Grounds

The grounds have undergone numerous changes over the centuries. It has had vineyards, stables, an Italian garden, croquet lawn, fine timber and ornamental lake. Today it has a running and walking track that needs to be repaired. There are tennis courts, children’s playground and a bowling green.

Facebook Posts

Breaking news! Innovative and inspirational music and dance performances lined up for Ashburton Hall, Croydon's newest Community Arts Hub💃🏽 by international artists. Watch this space for updates. ... See MoreSee Less

Very excited to announce the beautiful Classical Indian Dancers joining us in collaborating with the London Mozart Players for our concert on 10 Feb, please join us in welcoming Anusha Subramanyam off...

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At the recently held Leaders Launch, the vision for the park and Ashburton Hall was reinforced by the Chair of FOAP. Immense work done by the FOAP members was recognised and applauded. 🌷 ... See MoreSee Less

Leaders Launch, 8 Dec 2017, the amazing Mary Guruparan Chair of Friends of Ashburton Park welcomes guests

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Seeing as the the new gate to the main road crosses the path that kids run and scoot down, can we please ask the council to put up some signage to warn of the vehicles coming in? ... See MoreSee Less

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Possibly not the professionalist of Festivals...
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The flyer didn't explain where exactly Ashburton is, or how to get into the building which is somewhere deep in the shadows of the park.
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Three tramstop were shown...
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Passing by on my somewhere else, and couldn't help noticing that everyone had gone home - it was 10:45, so, "11pm" notwithstanding, they must have shut the bar at 10:30...
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Anyway great beer which can be enjoyed anytime at BoxPark
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What happens about toilets, when BoxPark is shut?
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Kind Regards
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Possibly not the professionalist of Festivals...
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1.
The flyer didn't explain where exactly Ashburton is, or how to get into the building which is somewhere deep in the shadows of the park.
-
2.
Three tramstop were shown...
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3.
Passing by on my somewhere else, and couldn't help noticing that everyone had gone home - it was 10:45, so, "11pm" notwithstanding, they must have shut the bar at 10:30...
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Anyway great beer which can be enjoyed anytime at BoxPark 🙂
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PS
What happens about toilets, when BoxPark is shut?
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Kind Regards 🙂
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... See MoreSee Less

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Proposed Plans

The Pavilion

The Pavilion is in a sorry state after years of neglect by Croydon Council. The original red tiled roof was replaced with felt tiles, a poor substitute. The café closed a few years ago and since then the structure has been locked up. The roof has succumbed to the elements and a number of the timbers are rotten. Hoarding now surrounds the structure. We are working with partner organisations who have volunteered their expertise in the structural and asbestos surveys. This is needed before any repair work can be carried out.

The walking and jogging track

Works to repair some of the paths across the park, including repairs to the car park were set to start in September 2015. More details on what exactly is going to be completed and the timeline for these works will be posted as we get them from the council.

The Sports Facilities

The FOAP is following up with the council to fix the tennis courts and other play areas used by the community.

Historical photos of the park.

It has existed for more than 200 years.

Photos courtesy Museum of Croydon Collections