Singleton Environment Centre is owned by Ashford Borough Council, leased by Great Chart with Singleton Parish Council and operated by Singleton Spaces.


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Great Chart with Singleton Parish Council


Singleton Spaces is an independent trust with a board of volunteers from the local community.

The objects of Singleton Spaces

The objects of the charity to be carried out in Singleton and the neighbouring communities of Washford Farm, Brisley Farm, Stanhope, Chilmington Green and Great Chart (‘the Area of Benefit’) are:

1)  The preservation, protection and improvement of the natural environment for the public benefit, in particular but not exclusively by promoting and supporting the creation and maintenance of green spaces within the area of benefit.

2)  Advancing education for the public benefit in conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment.

Singleton Spaces. Registered charity number 1180577

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John Alexander, Centre Manager

John and Charlee

John Alexander, Centre Manager

A great venue

We offer a truly different venue for events nestling in tranquil landscaped grounds with its own terrace and pond.
The whole Centre or an individual room is available for hire.
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A special building

We are proud about the signficance of our building and the grounds which are maintained with environmental sensitivity.
Read more about the building and grounds.


Singleton Environment Centre has one tenant: Kumon. For more information about Kumon, the English and Maths tutoring service, please click the hyperlink above.

Centre information

  • Free Car Parking is provided on site for visitors to the centre and the area is covered by CCTV. There is also cycle parking facilities in the car park area.
  • Dogs are welcome to join you on your visit but we would request that they are kept on a lead whilst in the grounds. Dogs (except assistance dogs) are not allowed in the centre building.
  • Wheelchairs, pushchairs and mobility scooters can easily access all parts of the building.
  • Food & drink is available from our cafe – Footprints Cafe Bistro. You may bring your own refreshments or picnic to enjoy in the grounds or woodland, but please note that tables and seating on the terrace and all indoor seating are provided for the use of customers of the cafe.
  • Smoking points can be found along the terrace. Please extinguish and dispose of cigarettes only at these points to help us protect our grounds and keep the area pleasant for other visitors. Smoking and the use of electronic cigarettes is not permitted in the Singleton Environment Centre buildings.

* You are welcome to park in the centre car park if visiting Ashford Community Woodland Local Nature Reserve, but please note the closing times and ensure you have returned to your vehicle in plenty of time.  The car park is locked outside of opening hours.

How to find us

Singleton Environment Centre is just 3 miles from Ashford town centre, international train station and the M20 motorway.
The home page includes a road map which links to Google maps.
Alternatively, download these directions: SEC How to find us (PDF)

Ashford and Tenterden Tourism

Singleton Spaces is a member of Ashford and Tenterden Tourism Association (ATTA) and we suggest looking at
The Ashford Tourist Information Service

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