Council celebrates digital successes

At a meeting of Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet today (17 March), Members have been reviewing and celebrating progress on the delivery of the Digital Infrastructure Strategy. The report presented at Cabinet showcased a number of highlights which demonstrate how better, and more reliable broadband connections are benefiting Cumbrian residents and businesses. Some of the highlights… Continue reading Council celebrates digital successes


Next steps for new unitary council in Cumbria

  Local Government Secretary confirms plans to establish new unitary councils in Cumbria The move will help ensure local people and businesses receive the high quality services they deserve Plans will now be laid before Parliament for approval Cumbria has taken an important step forward with plans for new unitary councils, following approval from Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick. Two… Continue reading Next steps for new unitary council in Cumbria


MP calls on Council and Highways England to bring in measures after fatal accident

BARROW and Furness’ MP Simon Fell has written to Highways England and Cumbria County Council urging them to act to improve road safety following the death of a man on the A590 last week. In the letters to Jim O’Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer at Highways England and Angela Jones the Executive Director for Economy and… Continue reading MP calls on Council and Highways England to bring in measures after fatal accident


Tributes have poured in for legendary former Labour leader of Barrow Borough Council Jack Melling

TRIBUTES have poured in for legendary former Labour leader of Barrow Borough Council Jack Melling who has died aged 76. It is understood that his death is not connected with Covid-19. Mr Melling died at his home in Barrow on Friday. The revered Labourite is remembered for delivering the longest-ever reply to a question when… Continue reading Tributes have poured in for legendary former Labour leader of Barrow Borough Council Jack Melling


Antisocial behavious tackled with special court orders thanks to proactive council teams

ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR TACKLED WITH SPECIAL COURT ORDERS THANKS TO PROACTIVE COUNCIL TEAMS SPECIAL court orders have been secured by Barrow Borough Council to protect residents from the impacts of antisocial behaviour. A total of four antisocial behaviour injunctions have been issued by the courts in just eight months to curb the unacceptable actions of individuals… Continue reading Antisocial behavious tackled with special court orders thanks to proactive council teams


Improvements to Barrow’s large items collection service announced

IMPROVEMETS TO BARROW’S LARGE ITEMS COLLECTION SERVICE ANOUNCED IMPROVEMENTS have been confirmed for Barrow’s Bulky Waste Collection Service to make it fairer and easier to navigate for all residents. Barrow Borough Council offers a collection service for large items through its contractor FCC Environment. Now, the service is to be simplified to make sure it… Continue reading Improvements to Barrow’s large items collection service announced


Improvements to Barrow’s large items collection service announced

IMPROVEMETS TO BARROW’S LARGE ITEMS COLLECTION SERVICE ANOUNCED IMPROVEMENTS have been confirmed for Barrow’s Bulky Waste Collection Service to make it fairer and easier to navigate for all residents. Barrow Borough Council offers a collection service for large items through its contractor FCC Environment. Now, the service is to be simplified to make sure it… Continue reading Improvements to Barrow’s large items collection service announced


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