Ashburton Park


The Addiscombe Fan Dance

Posted on September 29th, by Andy Ellis in Culture. 3 comments

Andy Ellis explains the strange whooshing noises coming from Addiscombe

If you are crossing Ashburton Park on a Saturday afternoon you might hear a curious rasping noise.

Following the sound to its source in the shadow of the old library building, you realise that it comes from bright red silk fans opening and closing in unison as they are wielded by half a dozen or … Read More »



Addiscombe Carnival announced for Saturday May 25th in Ashburton Park

Posted on April 22nd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 2 comments

Addiscombe Carnival will be held this year on Saturday May 25th in Ashburton Park. Supported by local charity the Croydon Lions, the day will feature live music, stalls, food and arena displays. 

Release begins: Supported by the Croydon Lions, local branch of Lion Clubs International, a fund-raising body which support good causes around the world, Addiscombe Carnival will return on Saturday May 25th.  The day offers fun for … Read More »



Enough is enough: Let’s put Ashburton Park first

Posted on November 28th, by Stephen Mann in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Stephen Mann uses the Citizen to respond to Gareth Streeter’s article on Wednesday

I was saddened to read Gareth Streeter’s very personal attack condemning the Friends of Ashburton Park as a “front group” and agree whole-heartedly with Bieneosa’s comment that the article “does come across as a ‘political game’”.

I do not want a petty tit for tat on a public forum. … Read More »



Ashburton Park is for people, not politics

Posted on November 27th, by Gareth Streeter in Politics & Society. 9 comments

Conservative activist Gareth Streeter is excited about the Friends of Ashburton Park – and has a proposal for his Labour counterparts

Most of my friends are decidedly non-political and one thing they always assume is that a Conservative Party activist like me would be the polar opposite of a campaigner from another party.

But we have more in common than people think.

For … Read More »



Friends of Ashburton Park gather opinions at public meeting

Posted on November 1st, by Stephen Mann in Politics & Society. No Comments

Stephen Mann recounts how a mentor of President Obama, along with more than fifty others, became a Friend of Ashburton Park

I am writing again as one of the co-organisers of the Friends of Ashburton Park (and I hope you aren’t getting sick of the updates). After our second public meeting this week we have made fantastic progress both with regards to planning our ideas … Read More »



The Public Gallery: I am Croydon, hear me roar

Posted on October 24th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 15 comments

As the pieces move into place for Election 2014, much will be made of the statements, actions, and track record of Croydon’s councillors. As we elect our MPs to represent us and vote on national issues, it is ironically their less well-known council counterparts who make most of the decisions that affect us in our daily lives.

It will come as no surprise to readers … Read More »



Obama mentor to aid Friends of Ashburton Park

Posted on October 21st, by Stephen Mann in Politics & Society. No Comments

The Friends of Ashburton Park will hold their second public meeting on 23rd October 2013. Attendees can expect a vibrant campaign and an experienced community organiser, as Stephen Mann explains

In September, on a cold, wet Wednesday evening in Ashburton Park, just under fifty concerned local residents huddled under a tree to discuss the need to prevent the sale of the former library … Read More »