Council staff support virtual Pride event for young people

BARROW’S Town Hall clock will adopt its most colourful guise yet in support of a virtual young people’s Pride event on Saturday, May 16.

Youth Organisation Drop Zone had planned to celebrate Pride for young people across the borough with a series of events at The Forum.

Following the introduction of the lockdown and social distancing measures in March, the group now plans to hold a celebration virtually instead.

To mark the special day, the faces of the clock on Barrow Town Hall will be lit up in a range of colours from Friday evening.

The council’s logo will also sport a rainbow-style new look on its social media channels.

And members of council staff have helped create a short video message in support of the virtual Pride event.

Councillor Ann Thomson, Barrow Borough Council leader, said: “We know it will be disappointing that the planned Pride event organised by The Drop Zone can’t go ahead at The Forum this year.

“Inclusion and diversity in our communities are things we want to champion and celebrate. We’re really pleased to be able to show our support as a council in as many ways as we can.”