Council Meeting Cancelled

A DECISION has been taken to cancel two Barrow Borough Council meetings scheduled for this week.

 Full Council was set to go ahead at Barrow Town Hall on Tuesday, March 17 at 5.30pm, while an Audit Committee meeting was to take place on Thursday, March 19 at 2pm.

 Neither will take place in light of the ongoing worldwide Covid-19 outbreak.

 Councillor Ann Thomson, leader of Barrow Borough Council, said the decision to cancel the meetings had been taken in light of government guidance surrounding a UK-wide move from containment of the virus to the delay phase.

 “We are monitoring the situation surrounding coronavirus closely and following all guidance from Public Health England and the government.

 “In view of the UK’s move to the delay phase, we have cancelled two planned council meetings that had been due to go ahead this week.

 “There were no urgent items on either agenda.”