#BrilliantBarrow

Make your voice heard – and have your say

Our ambition

We have a once in a generation opportunity to secure a major investment for our town – to build on our strengths and help us tackle some of our challenges.

Government funding of up to £25m will help us transform our town under the themes of :

REGENERATION

SKILLS & ENTERPRISE

INFRASTRUCTURE & CONNECTIVITY

We have some great ideas when it comes to how we might spend that money – and we really need your views.

#BrilliantBarrow is much more than that. It celebrates all that is already great about our town. We already have so much to be proud about. We’ve made a start in identifying some of the brilliant people, places and businesses that make Barrow so special.

We want you to help add to this as our journey progresses.

Have your say on how we can make Barrow even better.

#BrilliantBarrow

Boost the Future Of Barrow

#BrilliantBarrow. Building a Towns Deal for our Future.

ONE of the greatest opportunities to secure a huge cash sum to boost the future, the fortunes and the outlook of Barrow is upon us.

Barrow has been selected as one of 100 towns to bid for up to £25m of government funding.  This is part of the Government’s £3.6bn Towns Fund.  The money can be spent in the built-up parts of Barrow-in-Furness, including Walney.

As part of the initiative, a special board has been convened, with representatives from businesses, public and voluntary organisations across Barrow.

#BrilliantBarrow is the name for our Deal and the Investment  Plan we will now develop. Barrow is brilliant, we already know that. We believe our town, its people, its businesses, its heritage and its ambition are amazing.

It is also important we look to the future and build on our strengths to make Barrow even better. 

We know there are areas where an investment of cash would make a massive difference for our residents and businesses.

The Government has said we can use this money for regeneration, skills and infrastructure and the Board has been working hard to develop ideas – and the views of residents and business people are crucial.

The #BrilliantBarrow initiative, steered by the Towns Deal board, has a vision:

“To build on our economic strengths, rich heritage, natural beauty and sense of community to create a town that is economically dynamic and diverse, sitting at the forefront of innovation, viewed as a great place to live, work and visit and home to a population that can deliver an exciting, inclusive and compassionate future”.

We have developed 10 objectives to help us deliver this vision, and we’ve already come up with some ideas that we think will achieve this.

We need you to have your say about the improvements you would like to see in your town. 

Please have your say on the ideas here, and watch our social media channels for more details in the coming weeks.

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Objectives

The objectives of the #Brilliant Barrow initiative are:

To put community at the heart of everything we do

To help people achieve, and be the best they can be

To nurture a diverse and strong economy

To improve the health and wealth of the community

To deliver an attractive, diverse and affordable housing stock

To put community at the heart of everything we do

To nurture a diverse and strong economy

To deliver an attractive, diverse and affordable housing stock

To help people achieve, and be the best they can be

To improve the health and wealth of the community

To be a better-connected and accessible town

To create a vibrant town centre and preserve our rich heritage

To become a dynamic university town, complete with campus

To build on our strengths and become a centre of excellence

To be a positive, confident town where people choose to stay

To be a better-connected and accessible town

To create a vibrant town centre and preserve our rich heritage

To build on our strengths and become a centre of excellence

To become a dynamic university town, complete with campus

To be a positive, confident town where people choose to stay

Spotlight

Hopes and Dreams

Residents of Barrow shared what they would like to see in the town as they helped to shape an exciting vision for the future.

From youngsters to members of the older generation, proud Barrovians made their voices heard.

Cafe and cocktail culture, a desire for more indoor recreational spaces, a bowling alley and Junk Yard golf, were all part of their exciting plans for a truly #BrilliantBarrow.

Want to get involved?

 

Boost the future of Barrow together