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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Positive vision for Barrow

The Boosting Barrow and Furness Group was formed to support and be positive about the opportunities that exist throughout Furness.

Tim Bell

It is increasingly important that we work to support each other particularly with local government having a limited leadership role with the spending cuts and Furness Enterprise finishing in August.

Opportunities are not just limited to the marina development; we have a world class environment and a historical legacy with the Furness Abbey and our proud industrial heritage.

The immediate task was to look at branding Furness as place to live work and visit and we are pleased to announce that we are producing a “sense of place “ brochure.

Tom Gilroy - the CEO of “Britain’s energy coast ltd” attended our meeting at Furness College. A blue print is being produced where technological innovation and development is where Furness can support the energy coast and be actively included.

Eddie Martin the leader of Cumbria County council also attended one of our meetings where Cllr Martin emphasized the need to work together and to create a vision for Furness. Our MP John Woodcock is also keen to see a strategic vision for Furness that will realise these opportunities and provide employment for our young people.

We meet once a month, our next meeting is on the 25th May 2pm at Crown court House in Dalton. There will be two excellent speakers – Derek Armstrong of the Chamber of commerce and Bill Smith of “Let’s talk shop” helping to identify opportunities with our town centres and the Portas review.

Email the chair Tim Bell on timothey5@aol.com if you wish to attend.

By Chairman Tim Bell
Published: May 17, 2012

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