INGLEBY Barwick residents took part in a community consultation event yesterday (Thursday 1 September) to give their views on a proposed new leisure facility.
The special drop-in session was held at Ingleby Barwick Library and saw residents look over plans for the proposed facility, with features such as a swimming pool, gym, health and fitness suite, community library and a customer service point all under consideration.
Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: “It was great to get the views of local residents about what they’d like to see at the new leisure facility. There was a good turnout of people and the opinions they’ve shared with us will help to inform the planning application to be submitted later this year.”
Residents can now view new images of how the facility may look on the Council’s Flickr photo album here.
A bespoke animation has also been produced to show what the leisure facility may look like and it can be viewed here.
Subject to planning approval it is expected that work would start on site next year with the building opening to the public in 2018.
Once completed, the facility in Ingleby Barwick would be operated by Tees Active Leisure, which already operates three high quality fitness and leisure venues in the Borough on behalf of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.
Anyone that was unable to attend but still wishes to give their views on the proposed facility can send them via email to EGDS@stockton.gov.uk by Friday 9 September.