Barrow Town Hall set to reopen on appointment only basis

BARROW’s town hall is set to reopen to the public from June 21 on an appointment-only basis, it has been announced.


Customers will be able to book a time slot if they need support or to discuss an essential matter.


Measures relating to social distancing and covid security will remain in place in line with government guidance.


Customers are asked to note that:


  • Appointments must be made by calling the appropriate number from the list below.
  • Slots will be available between the hours of 9am and 4pm.
  • Customers should arrive on time, but will not be allowed entry to the building until the time of their appointment.
  • No walk-in appointments will be available. Customers who turn up without a timed slot will be asked to book in advance.


A spokesperson for Barrow Borough Council said: “We are very pleased to be able to welcome members of the public back into the town hall from June 21.


“Initially, we will be operating on a strict appointment-only basis, and appointments will only be made available to customers who we are unable to help over the telephone or online.


“In due course, we will extend the in-person services we are able to offer, in line with government guidance, with the ultimate goal of returning to business as usual.”


Contact numbers


Housing Service:


Lettings. For sign up of properties - 01229 876550


Arrears. Serious rent arrears/Legal action - 01229 876397


Estates. Serious anti-social behaviour/legal action - 01229 876423


Homelessness. Emergency homelessness cases - 01229 876599/Out of hours 01229 833311




Revenues and Benefits Service:


Council tax and housing benefit - 01229 404242






Development Services:


Building Control - 01229 876356




Planning - 01229 876405 or 01229 876568




Land Charges - 01229 876364




Public Protection Services:


Environmental Health and Licensing - 01229 876444




All other council services:


Including automated payments/waste collection/car parking - 01229 876543