Partnership working between the Roscoe Road Residents Group, Tees Valley Housing Limited, Johnson Matthey, Billingham Partnership, Avecia/MSD and other local agencies has seen new life brought to a derelict piece of land on Roscoe Road, Billingham.
With funding from Impetus, work by Safe and Sound Playgrounds provided Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) which was fully completed in September 2009.
The residents and Tees Valley Housing then began working with Groundwork North East to develop the nature park adjacent to the MUGA.
The site was deemed wasteland as it was overwhelmed with litter and fly-tipping, creating a local eye-sore. The nature park environmental improvements were identified to overcome these issues including: poor access, bonfires, litter, fly-tipping, sense of safety, appearance, misused, & overgrown areas.
The new ‘Roscoe Road Nature Park’ now boasts:
- Nature Park Interpretation Board - which is Positioned for easy reading by children, adults & wheelchair users
- Clean environment - New litter bin and dog waste bin placed at each end entrance to site
- Benches installed for rest and relaxation in the central point of the park
- Multi-purpose Boulders relocated around the park. To be used as seating, biodiversity areas, for play, to prevent vehicle access, and as an attractive feature. Grass seeding and tree planting.
- New linear path runs through the nature park which are suitable for wheelchair access & use.
Val Scollen, Chair of the Roscoe Road residents’ association, said: “This has been a long time coming but by working in partnership with Tees Valley Housing, we have made it happen.