Dalton Road’s Programme of Improvement is underway. Grants have already been introduced to encourage community groups to deliver events in the town centre, including a Christmas carol competition for schools, a flashmob and a Love Barrow Running Festival for all abilities. Bigger events included a Super Soapbox Challenge race with celebrity appearances and local radio coverage, and a Festival of Transport.
Planning ahead, highway improvement is in the process of being provided as well as lobbying for bus stops in the town centre. Partnering with a local community action group, a community clean initiative has also been planned.
£100,000 has been set aside for regeneration plans too, to enhance the outdoor market area, install electricity points and create green spaces.
The development of a Visit Barrow brand is also in the pipeline, including a new website, social media campaign and visitor leaflet.