Community Governance Review

Barrow Borough Council currently has two Parish and one Town Council and would like to consider whether to create any more, particularly for the town of Barrow.  This is in the context of the decision of the Secretary of State to create two new Unitary Authorities within Cumbria.  To create a new Town or Parish Council, the Borough Council must undertake a Community Governance Review (CGR).

The Shadow Authority has considered the conclusions of the Community Governance Review and the Borough Council's recommendations and has made the Order.  Click here to view the details of the Westmorland and Furness (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2022.

Reasons for Decision to create a Parish Council for Barrow

Comments from the Public via Survey Monkey

Comments from the Public via Email

Please click on the link below to complete the Barrow Borough Council survey ‘A Town Council for Barrow?’

Link to Survey - A Town Council for Barrow?

For details of public consultation/drop in events please click on the link below:-

Community Governance Review Consultation Events

Further information is provided below:-

Community Governance Review - Further Information

Community Governance Review - Terms of Reference

Frequently Asked Questions

Letter to all Residents

Financial Information 

Map of the Unparished Area of Barrow

Consultation Results Report

Community Governance Review Report to Council 19 July 2022

Appendices to Report Council 19 July 2022