Residents in Barrow have given their say to a survey conducted as part of the MyTown campaign.

The campaign is giving people a platform to suggest how a new generation of Town Deals, each worth up to £25million, should transform the place they call home.

100 towns will get the chance to pioneer new multi-million pound Town Deals as part of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund.

The campaign was launched by Communities and Local Government Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP.

Mr Jenrick said: “Too many towns feel neglected by Westminster politicians.

“This government is committed to levelling up all parts of the country.

“That’s why we’re investing up to £25 million in 100 towns across the country and I want local people to determine how that money is spent.”

The online survey revealed that one Barrow resident would like to see the Marina project underway, with another suggesting the money should go towards a Morecambe Bay Bridge.

A concerned resident wrote: “After adults with learning disabilities, from the Furness area, leave college (21-23 years old) there are few options for them other than residential care.

“And as others with family members in this situation would agree, I don’t have enough trust in services to allow my family members to go into residential care.

“There are a few options, but funding is scarce and places are few and far between.

“I suggest improving current disability services to allow more adults to attend day services or open a new day services centre to allow more adults with disabilities to access full-time care.

“The whole of Furness has suffered from lack of services, it’s about time money was spent on our area.”

Another Barrovian said: “Better facilities for young people to have somewhere to go instead of turning to drink or drugs... Could double as some sort of well-being centre.

“The facilities in Barrow for dealing with mental health are very poor and there a lot of people who suffer because of this.

Millom residents have also been invited to have their say, with 148 suggestions already being put forward.

Residents highlighted the poor transport links to and from Millom as a priority for any spending.

One resident asked for the Coniston to Broughton Railway to be re-established, and to extend a regular service to Millom.

He said: “The railway would provide a tourism opportunity with an attractive and practical transport link from the central lakes to the southern end of the Cumbrian west coast, also providing a commuting alternative for residents of Copeland to work in the tourism industry of the central lakes, helping to fill a shortage of service industry workers there.”

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