To: Barrow Borough Council

Stop Furness Park Closures.

Stop Furness Park Closures.

Save Barrow and Furness' public parks.

Why is this important?

The council announced plans at the start of September to close 5 local parks in an attempt to save £13,247. These park closures are at the expense of our whole community.

It is difficult enough for children to find safe areas to play without removing the places built for that exact purpose. It is so important that we don't let the council destroy our local play areas, depriving children of the chance to socialise and mingle with others; to let off some steam, to keep fit and active.

Please sign this petition to show support for keeping the Furness area's public parks open!

(Information sources from Reece Hanson's article in Wednesday the 6th of September's issue of The Evening Mail).

Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness, Dalton-in-Furness, Barrow-in-Furness District


Reasons for signing

  • Ridiculous decision to close parks. I take my children to the park to run off steam and socialise with other children. Stop getting rid of free activities for children!
  • My 2 year old son loves playing at the park. It is a great way for him to be active and socialise with other children in his community. I would hate for children to lose this park.
  • We hear talk of how many children are obese, or suffering mental health problems, or are losing touch with the natural world - surely park closures are only going to contribute to this.


2017-09-16 21:08:23 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-09-15 17:36:00 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-09-15 15:34:46 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-09-11 15:41:56 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-09-08 23:05:00 +0100

10 signatures reached