A new parish council is to be created for Barrow on April 1, 2023, after the move received formal backing from the Shadow authority for Westmorland and Furness Council.

A new council has committed to 'anchoring' its position in all the communities it serves when it comes into operation next year.

Around three-quarters of respondents surveyed have backed the vision, priorities and values being proposed by the new Westmorland and Furness Council.

Councillors have backed a motion that confirms a new unitary authority recognises we are facing climate and biodiversity crises.

On Thursday 6 October members of the public will have the opportunity to join Westmorland and Furness Council Leader Councillor Jonathan Brook and Chief Executive Designate Sam Plum to hear more about the authority's first Council Plan.

Tributes have been paid to the most remarkable Queen that our country has ever known, following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

A series of informal drop-in events have been confirmed so residents can have their say on the vision and priorities for the new Westmorland and Furness Council.

Residents, businesses and organisations are being invited to have their say on the vision and priorities for the new Westmorland and Furness Council.

Westmorland and Furness is drawing up a Council Plan to set out its vision, values and priorities.

The recruitment process for a Director of Resources (Section 151) and Chief Legal and Monitoring Officer for Westmorland and Furness Council is now underway.

Cabinet members of the Shadow Authority for Westmorland and Furness Council have confirmed their support for proposals to create a new town council for Barrow.

Westmorland and Furness Council has appointed its first Chief Executive.

Shadow Authority Cabinet for Westmorland and Furness Council considers key items on Council Plan, service blueprints and logos.