Putting community, health and wellness first
30th March, 2023

We are pleased to share our new tagline ‘Putting community, health and wellness first’ which represents everything we stand for here at Barrow Park Leisure Centre.

As a not-for-profit organisation we are able to put our community first, reinvesting in accessible, high-quality leisure facilities and services which allow people to live healthier, happier lives.

And each and every member plays a pivotal part in helping us to achieve that through their membership.

Being a not-for-profit organisation also means we can bid for funding opportunities, which is something we are always working on in the background.

We are delighted to share that several of our recent bids have been successful and we’ve been awarded funding to help combat loneliness and inactivity among Barrow’s older adults with indoor bowls, table tennis and pickleball.

These new sessions are being added to our timetable alongside our usual walking football and netball sessions and health walks in the neighbouring park.

We’re also delivering ‘exercise on prescription’ for patients waiting for hospital surgery, to help them prepare for their operation and improve their recovery time, along with healthy weight programmes to support locals battling obesity.

And that’s in addition to our thriving Falls Prevention Programme and warm hub status.

As we strive to make an impact with all of these new initiatives, we are truly putting community, health and wellness first in Barrow.

We couldn’t do any of this amazing work in the community without you and your memberships, so thank you!

Your questions answered

What is the new company called?

Barrow Forward Ltd 

Will there be any change to my membership?

No, there will be no change to your membership however you will need to collect a new membership card from reception 

What is the website address?


What will my bank statement read for my Direct Debit?

 Barrow Forward Limited 

Will the opening hours remain the same?

Yes, Mon- Thu 06:00-22:00 Fri 06:00-20:00 Sat-Sun 08:00-17:00 

Is there an app and how can I download it?

Yes – available from early February on Google Play and Apple Store, you can search Barrow Forward to download.

Will my child’s Swimming lessons stay the same day and time?

Yes, in the transfer all lessons will stay the same however they may change slightly in the future 

Will there be any changes to the swimming and class timetable?

No, there will not be any changes to the timetables for swimming or classes during this period however there may be small changes in the future 

Will there be any refurbishments within the centre particularly the wet changing rooms?

We are aware of the need to update the wet changing rooms. We will be working work to get these updated as soon as we can but do not have a date of when this will happen. 

Where will the profits go?

Barrow Forward Ltd is a Not for profit organisation so if profits are made then they will be put back into the centre 

Will the staff be keeping their jobs?


Will the gym kit stay the same?

Yes, all equipment currently in the centre will be staying