The Sustainable Community Strategy is
about setting out a long-term approach to improving quality of life
for everyone in Barrow Borough, whether they live or work in the
area, or are simply visiting. It has been developed and adapted
many times over several years, but its purpose has always been to
help make Barrow and the surrounding area a place where people are
happy to live, work and spend their free time. A place that people
In simple terms, this means the Strategy explains how we will
try to deliver the things that local people have told us will make
Barrow Borough a better place to live, while working in ways that
contribute to sustainable development in the UK.
The Strategy has been developed by Barrow Borough Council
in partnership with a range of organisations from the
private, public, community and voluntary sectors. Each of these
organisations has their own priorities, objectives and plans, but
each is committed to working in partnership to deliver the vision
set out in this Strategy.
The Strategy does not try to describe everything the Borough
Council and its partners do in Barrow Borough, and it does not
give a detailed action plan for the delivery of our vision. The
Strategy should be seen as a guide that can be used to see where
their existing plans are able to help deliver improvements
for Barrow, and where new thinking is needed.