SOME readers have been left unimpressed with a group of projects worth £25 million, that is aimed at securing a 'bright and transformative' future for Barrow.

The set of seven schemes encompasses housing renewal, cycling infrastructure and a university campus.

The cash injection came from the Government's 'Town Deal' initiative, which was launched in 2019 and formed part of its levelling-up agenda.

And the projects that it will support in Barrow have now been given final approval by the borough council's executive committee.

"The work involved in getting the business cases to such an advanced and detailed stage has been a marathon effort by a great number of people," said Cllr Ann Thomson, leader of the borough council.

William Dale said: "Sorry that's not what the town needs the town centre should have been brought up to to the 20th Century with that 1960s Concrete eyesore flattened and a total revamp. Why did you not ask us what we wanted.." Barrow Bob said: "More pianos please."

Amanda Jayne Armstrong said: "No point doing town up if we have no shops to go to was in town today and god knows how many people I heard saying what did we come to Barrow for." Christine Hughes said: "Well done Ann brilliant news hopefully this will bring more retailers into town."

Beverley Dixon said: "Fantastic news, well done everyone involved."

Paul Griffiths said: "Brilliant, well done to the Council and everyone involved in securing the funding."

Tony Moon said: "In a town where even charity shops are shutting."

John Robinson said: "Out of town shopping centres are where it's at." Simon Dogdeson said: "Council will rip the money off there useless anyway we don't need town centre shops everyone shops online or goes away to Manchester or Liverpool the shops that are needed to do well we will never get."