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.
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3 weeks ago

Keith Nicholas Sr
This was at Ashburton Park last Sunday where one could but/swap/sell various bikes. They do it at various council venues - next week I believe they will be at the Country Park! ... See MoreSee Less
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FOAP have raised the issue of noise levels both during and after recent events held at Ashburton Hall with GLL, leaseholders of the hall. Late night instances have affected residents on Tenterden and Pagehurst Roads. GLL have given reassurances they are looking into the issues raised and appreciate the concerns of local residents. ... See MoreSee Less
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Time well spent weeding, fertilising and mulching in the FOAP orchard ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Keith Nicholas Sr
This is happening every Sunday cars from a church group for Ashburton Hall block the path so people cannot go through, particularly those with disabilities or in wheelchairs. I also think they may be breaching Health & Safety rules for emergency vehicle access. Perhaps GL should be informed..?? ... See MoreSee Less
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FOUL WATER - large field between fair and path down to wards Spring Lane side entrance.Foul smelling water, near Spring Lane end of the park, was reported to the Council on 17th July. The ground was boggy, flies and a bad smell. The Council have today confirmed the source of this foul water has yet to be determined. A quote and approval for excavation works is to be sourced. FOAP have asked the Council if this area is to be cordoned off in the meantime to safguard park users.We will update as new information comes to hand.Photos taken on 17th July. ... 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 map and photos of the park

Photos courtesy Museum of Croydon Collections.