£100k park plan
IT once housed “The Pav” in North Ormesby – but now the site will be transformed into a £100,000 play park.
The park will be sited on Esk Street, North Ormesby, where the Pavilion – known locally as “The Pav” – once stood before falling into disrepair and subsequently being demolished in 2013.
It is being developed and managed by North Ormesby Neighbourhood Development Trust (NONDeT) after Middlesbrough Council agreed to gift the land.
It will sit next to an existing multi-use games area used for football, basketball and other sports.
The project is being funded by North Ormesby Big Local as part of £1m Big Lottery funding being invested into the community over a 10 year period.
North Ormesby ward councillor Lewis Young, also the council’s executive member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “In consultations about what people want for North Ormesby, the com- munity has always put a new park high on the agenda. We are delighted that through a real team effort between Middlesbrough Council, the North Ormesby Big Local, NONDeT and North Ormesby residents, we are now in a position where it can be delivered.
“When discussing this transfer, the social and environmental benefits were always at the forefront of our thinking. Not only are we providing a space that will enhance the local environment, but it will also give people of all ages somewhere to go and enjoy.
“I’m sure the whole community will now be looking forward to seeing work get under way.”
Ann Bayley, chair of NONDeT, said: “It will be a lovely area for all local residents young and old to visit and for the young children to play.
“There is nowhere in North Ormesby for the younger children to play, so this will be an ideal setting.”