Cumbria Wildlife Trust needs helps in creating a 'wilder' Barrow and is looking for anyone who lives or works in the town to help.

The Trust wants Barrow to be 'buzzing' with life in the form of colourful wildflowers, busy bees, and a chorus of birdsong.

It believes that is possible with the help of the local community to help create and restore green spaces.

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A short survey has been created to find out the areas in the town that could do with a little tender loving care and that could make a real difference to the people in your area.

When the areas have been identified, the Trust would then like to know what residents would like to see happen.

(Image: Cumbria Wildlife Trust)

Projects can involve

  • Improve community spaces

  • Create new or improved green spaces in urban areas

  • Benefit local people in Barrow

A spokesperson for Cumbria Wildlife Trust said: "If you have a community space that could be turned into a little oasis for wildlife and people, please let us know by completing the form below.

"Be creative and think about school grounds, roadside verges, sports fields, land near community centres, churchyards, paths and borders.  We welcome any suggestions you have.

"Your responses will help us plan our work in Barrow over the next few years. We can’t promise to support all projects, but we do promise to consider them all and we'll still get in touch to see if we can offer other advice or support."

The work is part of the Earnse Project, a partnership between Natural England, Westmorland and Furness Council, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Art Gene.

The project has been awarded initial funding by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop a five- year project enabling people to connect with, learn about and enjoy our local natural heritage.

Named after the beautiful sand and shingle found at Earnse Bay, the project is a partnership between Natural England, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Westmorland and Furness Council, and local arts charity, Art Gene.  

The scheme includes creating opportunities to help people connect to nature with activities with plans to building of a community space due to open in 2026.  

To find out more about the survey, visit Cumbria Wildlife Trust's website, and a member of the team will be in touch.