Residents assist in design of park

£200,000 community-designed park opens in Middleborough, local history reflected in designs on display

A £200,000 community-designed park has opened in Middlesbrough. The Friends of Carter Park in West Lane won funding from The Countryside Agency’s Doorstep Green initiative. Groundwork Middlesbrough was consultant on the project. The community group designed the park, made a video of what they wanted in it and worked with local artists on mosaics to reflect the area’s history. Councillor David Budd opened the park. West Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Trust officer Clare Iley Christie said: “I’m working with an artist doing two more mosaics, which again reflect the history. They are excellent fun — the children and residents came up with the designs and now they are making them.” Programme development manager Paul Wales said the community decided what they wanted the park to look like, adding “people generated this park”.

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