Park plans submitted

The planning application for proposals to be included in a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for improvements to Victoria Park have been submitted for planning permission.

Masterplan

The proposals include the extension to existing nursery building to create new cafe provision. Improvements to entrances on public highway, resurfacing and extension to existing car park, new CCTV, lighting columns adjacent to new cafe, new feature play equipment. Restoration and repairs to landscape features – paths, planting, seating, ecological improvements etc., a new path along the boundary of Watercress Fields and the refurbishment of the listed Hubert Fountain.

Implimentation of the proposals is subject to the bid by Ashford Borough Council (ABC) to the Heritage Lottery Fund, which is expected to be submitted this month, being successful. The results of the bid are expected late summer of this year.

Proposed Cafe / Nursery Building

The ABC planning case reference is 19/00054/AS

Apply to play at Create

Create Festival has made it even easier to apply to play, and be in with a chance to perform at the free Create Music Festival in Victoria Park on Sat 20th July 2019.

Create are offering a small fee for all successful acts, to cover expenses.

Click the here to apply.

Litter cleared from Park

Volunteers, led by Aniko Szocs of Keep Ashford Clean, who gathered in Victoria Park to clear litter today, 19 January, were joined by Amy Casey, Ashford Borough Council’s newly appointed Waste and Recycling Education Officer.

Together they succeeded in clearing 11 bags of recycling and 8 bags of general waste together with a child’s scooter, a shopping trolley, a no parking sign and other discarded items.

Keep Ashford Clean logoKeep Ashford Clean undertake frequent litter picks in open spaces in Ashford. Their next litter pick is on 16 February at Singleton Lake. Another litter pick is planned in Victoria Park to mark the Great British Spring Clean on 23 March.

Litter Pick

litter pickerJoin the first litter pick of 2019 in Victoria Park

  • at 13:00
  • on 19 January 2019
  • meet at the fountain plaza

Organised by Keep Ashford Clean Keep Ashford Clean logo

Litter pickers, high vis jackets and gloves will be provided. Meeting is by the water fountain for a 1 pm start.

Photography Competition

Submit your best photos of Victoria Park and/ or Singleton Lake to win the opportunity to have your photo in an exhibition.

The deadline is 30th April 2019 and a maximum of four entries per person can be entered, two photos from Victoria Park and two from Singleton Lake.

There are four groups:

  • 11 and under,
  • 12-16,
  • 17 and over and
  • ‘professional’ or photography club members

Read more

February 2019 Meeting

View of park from west cornerThe next meeting of the Friends of Victoria Park will be held

at 7.00 pm

on Monday 4th February 2019

at Ashford Indoor Bowls Club
Victoria Park.

Join us if you would like to help protect, conserve and enhance Victoria Park

November 2018 Meeting

The next meeting of the Friends of Victoria Park will be held

at 7.00 pm

on Monday 12th November 2018

at Ashford Indoor Bowls Club
Victoria Park.

Join us if you would like to help protect, conserve and enhance Victoria Park

Join us

The Friends of Victoria Park is a group of Ashford residents who believe that Victoria Park is a community resource that should be available for all.

Our aims are to:

  • Protect, conserve and enhance Victoria Park as a place of freedom, recreation and enjoyment for the long-term benefit of the people of Ashford;
  • To develop and propose ideas and suggestions to Ashford Borough Council and any relevant organisation in accordance with the paragraph above;
  • To seek the community’s suggestions in addition to the Group’s own opinions on any works to improve or change Victoria Park;
  • To promote the use of the park and its attributes within Ashford and beyond. Protect and conserve the ecology and wildlife of the park.

If you would be interested in helping to promote these aims join us.

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