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Ingleby Barwick

The Council is creating a series of improved community facilities for people of all ages across Ingleby Barwick. A range of improvements to Romano Park will allow more accessible open space for residents and visitors.

Consultation

The plans that are being proposed are a result of the 'Let's Talk About Our Towns' public consultation that took place in 2020. The consultation showed support for more community leisure facilities, parks and gardens, as well as activities for young people.

Read a full summary of the consultation responses on our consultations page.

The initial proposals for improvement to Romano Park's existing play area and ideas on potential uses of the park were available for residents and businesses to offer their thoughts on in 2022. The public identified a number of key themes that were important to the local community:

  • accessible play equipment for children of all abilities and backgrounds

  • provision of a garden or sensory play area

  • new trees, planting, seating and benches

  • retaining and enhancing green space in the park

  • a dedicated dog walking area

  • improvements to the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)

  • improved park infrastructure and security measures

A summary of the findings of this consultation can be found on our consultations page.

 

Overall park improvements

Key features include:

  • improvement works to play area within the park, including repairs to existing equipment and installation of new features
  • extension of hard standing surfacing around the existing war memorial
  • a community growing area to be constructed on the extended area of the site
  • Improved accessibility and resurfacing of platform area near Barwick Pond
  • deep cleaning and re-making of the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)
  • replacement litter bins
  • additional benches
  • additional CCTV cameras

The final scheme was produced following feedback from the public consultation in 2022.

 

Play area improvements

The programme of improvements and upgrades includes:

  • a new bespoke feature play item
  • repair and replacement of items and play equipment within the play area
  • three new in-ground, accessible trampolines
  • a new basket swing
  • new sensory trail and musical instruments

 

Next steps

As part of the scheme, an avenue of trees have already been planted in the spring and two new CCTV cameras have been installed. The next phase of works is due to begin in the summer and will include the work to the playpark. 

Romano Park will remain open during the works.

Phase one will include:

  • deep clean and re-marking of the MUGA 
  • improvement works to play area within the park, including repairs to existing equipment and installation of new features
  • extension of hard standing area around existing war memorial
  • community growing area to be constructed on the extended area of the site
  • improved accessibility and resurfacing of platform area near Barwick Pond
  • replacement litter bins
  • additional benches
  • two new CCTV cameras

Phase two will take place in November 2023.

Phase two will include:

  • installation of the new feature play "Dragon Fort" in the existing play area
  • repairs and installation of remaining items
  • improved signage across the site