A #BrilliantBarrow for everyone
ONE of the most exciting periods in Barrow’s recent history is upon us – and the next few years are set to transform the town for generations to come.
In 2020, Barrow was one of 101 towns selected to submit a proposal for up to £25m of funding from the Government’s £3.6bn Towns Fund.
The bid was successful and Barrow became one of the first towns in the country to secure the maximum possible grant to enable seven exciting projects to be delivered.
Now, work is underway to deliver each of the projects to ensure Barrow thrives as a great place to live, work and visit for generations to come.
The seven projects selected as part of the #BrilliantBarrow Town Deal will touch almost every part of life, from education to health and wellbeing and housing regeneration to entertainment and culture.
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The objectives of the #BrilliantBarrow 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 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
The future of Barrow is BRIGHT
The future of Barrow is EXCITING
The future of Barrow is NOW
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Hopes & 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.
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