Handy guide to lighting up Barrow town hall is released

A HELPFUL guide which gives advice on when Barrow’s town hall may be lit up to mark special occasions has been published.

The borough’s stunning 19th-century neo-gothic headquarters has been bathed in colourful lights on a number of occasions over the last six months.

Events including the UK’s national day of reflection to remember those lost over 12 months of the Covid-19 pandemic and the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip have all been marked by the town hall being illuminated.

It will next be resplendent with colour on May 15 for Furness Pride.

Now, with requests frequently being made for special events to be commemorated, a simple guide has been created.

A spokesperson for Barrow Borough Council said: “We are so fortunate to have such a stunning town hall in the centre of Barrow - it really is an asset of the borough of which we are very proud.

“Recently, it has become even more of a focal point, as we have used special lighting equipment to illuminate it for various special occasions or national days of recognition.

“The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and the number of requests we are now getting to light up the town hall is significant. It’s for that reason we thought a handy guide to what is possible would be helpful.”

The town hall can be lit up for a variety of reasons, including:

● National festivals and events, for example Christmas and Halloween

● To supplement the town hall’s flying of the flag, for example on Royal birthdays and remembrance days

● For awareness days, charity events and festivals, for example, World Parkinson’s Day

Requests are not accepted for personal or family events, nor are they permitted for commercial or political reasons.

If you wish to request that the town hall shines a light on a special day or event, please contact Lee Winter on Lee Winter on lmwinter@barrowbc.gov.uk

Please include with your request:

● Event Day / Title

● Date of event

● Colour scheme required

● Contact information

● Charity/awareness day links for web and social media

● Basic information about the event, charity or awareness day

To find out more about lighting up the town hall and for further terms and conditions, please visit https://www.barrowbc.gov.uk/residents/leisure-and-events/light-up-the-town-hall/