The new 3G sports pitch in Barnard Park is up and running. The pitch is bookable online. If the pitch is not booked, free play is permitted.

Phase 2 of major park improvements has begun and will continue through March 2025. The existing One O’Clock club has been demolished. The park keeper's hut will also be pulled down at a later date. A new hub building will be constructed. The hub building will house public toilets, a park manager’s office and a community room and kitchen. This room will be used by Bright Start as a stay-and-play area for children under five.

Other improvements include a flat grassed area for recreation, improved circulation with all-weather paths, and biodiverse planting. More trees will be planted including a fruiting orchard. There will be a new entrance at Sheen Grove, an outdoor gym and new seating throughout.

The children’s playground and the sports pitch will remain open through both phases of work. The Council aims to keep as much of the park open during construction as possible. The works will transform the park and create a functional space which will be valuable to the community.