Barrovians have had their say on how they would spend £25m on the town if a bid for government cash gets the green light.

It's good to see that the public has been involved in the process as it's vital local people have a voice in how any improvements are made.

The survey has revealed a whole range of great ideas, everything from kickstarting the planned Marina scheme and building a bridge across Morecambe Bay, to improving facilities for young people, adults with learning disabilities and those suffering from mental health issues. Mental health has come even more under the national spotlight of late due to the tragedy of TV personality Caroline Flack and any financial support for those people in Barrow who are struggling with depression, anxiety and related issues would be very welcome.

Improving the town's flagging high street also has to be a priority and with Barrow in the running for Future High Street funding as well, this could be a turning point for what many see as an area in decline.

We also welcome the ideas put forward in Millom where transport links - particularly to the thriving tourism hub of the Lakes - are very much at the forefront of residents' minds.

One hundred towns in the UK will get the cash and fingers crossed Barrow, and indeed Cumbria, are successful.