Ashbourne Reborn

£15.2m to regenerate Ashbourne town centre

Transforming public spaces including the Market Place, Victoria Square, Millenium Square, and Shrovetide Walk.

Improving the pedestrian experience with wider pavements and safer crossings at St John Street, Dig Street, Buxton Road, and Station Road.

New community and events facilities at The Link Community Hub, and Ashbourne Methodist Church.

Latest News

  • St John Street looking towards St Oswald's church

    Trial holes and road cores to be dug

    Minor ground investigations in Ashbourne town centre In readiness for the main construction works for the Ashbourne Reborn project starting later this year, Derbyshire County Council will be carrying out a series of ground investigations at 32 sites starting on Tuesday...

  • Artist’s impression of the exterior of the redeveloped Link Community Hub and Community Garden

    Link Community Hub funding milestone passed

    The development of the Link Community Hub has passed a significant milestone, as Ashbourne Methodist Church announce that they have secured over £1m of match funding for the project. In a statement, the church said: “The redevelopment of Ashbourne Methodist Church’s...

  • Looking over the shoulder of a workman, a small screen on a measuring device shows a multicoloured digital image of the Market Place

    Surveys prepare historic Market Place

    A series of surveys have been completed ahead of work which will see Ashbourne’s historic Grade II listed Market Place repaired and upgraded as part of the £15.2m Ashbourne Reborn transformation programme. Carried out by a team from the County Council,...

  • A male Derbyshire county council employee in hi-vis clothing stands by a scanner on a tripod in Ashbourne Market Place

    Surveys in the Market Place

    From 22 April 2024, detailed surveys of the surface on the Market Place are scheduled to begin and take place over a number of days over the following fortnight. The surveys are weather dependent and need the Market Place surface...

  • Sean Clayton stands in Shrovetide Walk with Thursday Market stalls visible in the background

    Programme videos

    We have created a series of videos along with partners to explain the plans for Ashbourne Reborn: Sean Clayton, Shrovetide Walk We're at Shrovetide Walk, home of Ashbourne Thursday Market where Sean Clayton, local resident and director at Ashcom talks us through...

  • Junction of Church Street and Station Road Ashbourne

    BSIP work to start - Church Street and Station Road

    This week, residents and businesses are being informed that work is due to start under the Bus Service Improvement Programme (BSIP) at the junction of Church Street and Station Road. A section of the highway outside Ashbourne Methodist Church is...

  • Artist Alan fernihough signs his limited edition print of ashbourne methodist church. Alan is a middle aged white man with a bald head, round glasses and short grey beard.

    Local artist donates to support the Link Community Hub

    Local artist Alan Fernihough has donated an original artwork to Ashbourne Methodist Church to support their fundraising efforts for The Link Community Hub. Around £1.8m of the £15.2m total cost of Ashbourne Reborn is made up of match funding raised...

  • Robots-eye view inside underground tunnel made of bricks

    Flood risk reduced by Ashbourne Reborn

    A team of surveyors preparing for work to be carried out as part of the £15.2m Ashbourne Reborn transformation programme have cleared significant blockages in the town centre drainage network. The surveys, conducted as part of the Derbyshire County Council-led public...

  • Artists impression of Millennium Square with raised flower beds and seating around the Millennium clock

    Millennium Square prepared for Shrovetide

    Ashbourne’s Millennium Square has been prepared for its role in this year’s historic Royal Shrovetide football ahead of planned redevelopment as part of the Ashbourne Reborn programme. Millennium Square is one of a series of public spaces along with the Market...

  • Artists impression of the exterior of Ashbourne Methodist Church with a new foyer linking the current buildings

    2024 - Big year ahead for Ashbourne Reborn

    18 January 2024 marks one year since central government approved over £13m of Levelling Up funding for the £15.2m Ashbourne Reborn transformation programme. The exciting initiative, which is expected to finish by autumn 2025, will pave the way for a...

  • Artist's impression of the way the new development will look inside

    Video | Walkaround the Methodist Church hub development

    The Ashbourne Reborn Levelling Up programme took another significant step forward at the end of 2023 when Ashbourne Methodist Church's planning application for the development of church buildings into a multi-purpose community hub was approved unanimously by planners. Here, Tony Walker...

  • Artist's impression of the way the new development will look inside

    Go ahead for Ashbourne Methodist Church re-development

    The Ashbourne Reborn programme took another significant step forward on Tuesday when Ashbourne Methodist Church’s planning application for the development of church buildings into a multi-purpose community hub was approved unanimously. Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Planning Committee voted in support of...