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Ashburton’s councillors are making plans for park life

Inside Croydon

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.

The old library in Ashburton Park, which the council says it wants to "transform" into a "vibrant" "Village Green" The old library in Ashburton Park, which the council now says it wants to “transform” into a “vibrant” “Village Green”

Croydon’s Labour-run council is consulting on one of its parks, the much disputed Ashburton Park, and its old library, which has been something of a cause celebre for some on the council, after they blocked the previous administration from flogging off the listed building for just to a church group for conversion mainly into a private home, and for a fraction of its true value.

And yes, it is yet another consultation.

These things are generally done by council officials merely to tick a few boxes, fulfill statutory requirements, and will then be used to justify whatever it was that the council had decided it…

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