Barrow Voice is always pleased to publicise new businesses and support existing ones. During a time of economic downturn, spending cuts and job losses, it has been good to see Barrow's High Street looking so lively and prosperous.
Not so good was the boarded up Co-op over Christmas after a ram raid and the armed robbery at the Post Office at the beginning of February. People have been understandably shocked at these violent events in our village. We are pleased, therefore, to welcome new beat bobby, PC Richard Melody. He will be working with Community Support Officer, Brian Geeson ( featured in the last edition) and details of how you can get in touch with Richard are on his page.
Do you want to stand up for Barrow and make a difference? Information about the forthcoming parish elections are inside and Debbie Jones talks to current chair, Tony Childs about what's involved.
The days are lengthening and things are starting to stir in the garden and hedgerows. Have you booked your summer holiday yet? In our autumn edition we will be casting a look back at time spent away from Barrow, whether on a long break or a day trip. If you have a tale to tell about a great location, a friendly pub, a weird and wonderful custom, a funny encounter, then please drop me a line or email to email@example.com. Keep your recollections fairly short and then we will have room for more.
To get you started, here's one of mine from a good number of years ago. I was on holiday with my family on the far northwest coast of Scotland, at least 500 miles from Barrow. We were staying in a croft 16 miles down a winding single track road and were spending the day at a remote beach. The scenery of mountains and lochs was stunning, the light was magical and the beach was beautiful and deserted. Or so I thought until, a few yards away, I saw the head teacher of Humphrey Perkins High School happily building sandcastles.