Welcome to Ingleby Barwick

Ingleby Barwick, (pronounced to rhyme with Alnwick), is the largest private residential housing estate in Europe, now a small town, built mostly in the last 40 years, on what was the southern perimeter of Thornaby airfield in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees in the Tees Valley, north-east England, and within the historic county of the Riding of North Yorkshire.

Ingleby Barwick, is within a short drive of the glorious scenery in the North York Moors National Park; not much further from the breath-taking North Yorkshire Dales or, northward to Tyneside, Wearside and Northumberland.

Its topography is interesting in that, though by no means an island, the town is almost completely surrounded by water, with Bassleton Beck emerging from the river Tees, to ring the town to the north and east, whilst the main river circles the town to the west, with the River Leven leaving the Tees at the south-western end of the town and running east along part of the southern boundary. This could well be the reason that the area was originally inhabited.

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Today the town is easily accessible from both the A19, 5 minutes via the A174 (which lies to the east) and A66 (10 minutes) via Queen Elizabeth Way and the A135 (to the north), making the town a prime location for commuters.

Ingleby Barwick is famous for being the site of one of the northernmost Roman Villas in the Roman Empire, Quarry Farm, and the site is known to have been inhabited from as early as 1500BC, possibly even earlier. Much of the site has been examined by archaeologists, but not the actual villa, (See the ‘Brief History of Ingleby Barwick’ page for more detailed information). The remains of the villa have been preserved under Condercum Green in The Rings - perhaps one day they too will be the subject of an archaeological dig?

The town iscurrently made up of 6 ‘villages’ - Beckfields,Broom Hill, Lowfields, Round Hill, Sober Hall and The Rings, andis well provided with green spaces, walks and cycleways, as well as the usual amenities of schools, shops and takeaways, churches, doctors, dentists and opticians, funeral director, library, pubs and a supermarket as well as a veterinary surgery,many situated within the town centre. Separate pages on our site list the schools, medical and leisure facilities available, as well as useful contact details for some of the services for which StocktonBorough Councilis responsible.

The library is open Monday - Friday 1.00pm - 8.00pm,
Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm and Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm
and can be found in the town centre, next door to All Saints Academy,Blair Avenue, Ingleby Barwick,TS17 5BL

telephone: 01642 528528 email:inglebybarwick.library@stockton.gov.uk

There is lots going on at the library, with a Family History group, Baby & Toddler group, Card Making group, Children’s Rhyme Time, Drop-in Colouring Club, Afternoon and Evening Knitting groups, Social Afternoon group, and Homework Help all regular features of their programme of activities.

The town centre is also is home to Romano Park, the main attraction of which is a beautifully landscaped play area. It’s a wonderful play environment for children of all ages, with features such as a rope bridge, zip wires, balancing wires, sand play and, crowning the skyline, a 'Hill Fort' made of vertical pillars of green oak. There is also more traditional play equipment, such as swings, slides and roundabouts. Good footpaths wind their way through the park, and there are plenty of picnic tables. Romano Park also has a Multi-Use Games Area and if you prefer some peace and quiet then seek out Barwick Pond Local Nature Reserve which is adjacent to the park. It’s a delightful spot and home to great crested newts; hence the ‘newt seat’ designed by artist Andrew McKeown with help from children from nearby Barley Fields and Myton Park Primary Schools. Other small parks and green spaces are scattered through the town.

Public facilities also include Beckfields Community Hall, Haresfield Way, Ingleby Barwick. TS17 0YL

website:  www.inglebybarwickcommunityhall.btck.co.uk

The centre has two halls available for hire. Casual one-off events and private parties can only be booked for a weekend.

There are two separate booking secretaries:
Regular weekday activitiest: 07443 872328
Casual one-off weekend events and private parties t:07967 254368.

The Town Council is currently building a new Community Centre at The Rings (see the page dedicated to this), as part of their longer-term plans for improving the facilities available to residents. See the Parish Plan for further information.

Stockton Borough Council has just started to build a new Leisure Centre with a swimming pool in the town centre; when the build is completed, the library will move here.

It is likely that, in the next few years, a seventh and final ‘village’ will be developed on the land to the east of 'Bassleton Beck'.

Ingleby Barwick is a great place to live, and the Town Council is working to make it even better.

The Annual Town Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Town is an opportunity for the public to express their opinions on what the town council is doing and to make suggestions for new activities or services they would like to see made available.

It is a special meeting held once a year, between 1 March and 30 June, where the Mayor invites the public and press to hear reports from the Town Council, Ward Councillors, Police, Enforcement service, and other town organisations, and to discuss important issues such as the Parish Plan. It is not the Annual Meeting of the Town Council itself.

As we have a Town Council in Ingleby Barwick, the Chairman of the Town Council (the Mayor) will normally chair the Town Meeting; if s/he is unable to attend, either another Town Councillor or the Clerk will chair the meeting.

No votes taken at the Annual Town Meeting are binding on the town council, although Councillors will consider them at their next meeting.

Only those members of the public on the electoral roll are entitled to vote on an issue - other members of the public may attend and express their views but cannot vote.

The Town Council's Standing Orders are suspended for the Town Meeting.

Town Meetings 2018
Please note minutes shown in red are yet to be approved.
Wednesday 30th May 2018 Annual Town Meeting
Notice of Date change from 16th to 30th May