Barrow Parish Council was formed on 1st April 2015 and was previously a part of Wiswell Parish Council.
There are five councillors that sit on the parish council who each serve a four-year term. Every year, one councillor is elected as ‘Chair’ by the members. Parish councillors are not paid for their services, they volunteer their time for free to work on behalf of their community.
Parish councillors are voted in every four years at the same time as the borough council elections. The last elections were held in May 2015. If a vacancy arises during the four-year term, the parish council can fill the vacancy by co-option and this will be advertised on parish noticeboards and on this website.
There are approximately 840 electors living in the parish of Barrow.
Barrow Parish Council has a paid officer, the Clerk, who organises meetings and helps to action the parish council’s decisions. They are also responsible for finance and the upkeep of records. The Clerk does not vote or make decisions. All correspondence to the parish council should be sent to the Clerk.