Bowness and Windermere Forward exist to promote and instigate partnership projects to achieve:

  • Enhanced Public Realm
  • Sustainable Connectivity Solutions
  • Resilient Communities (both residential and community)
  • Exceptional Visitor Experiences

Bowness and Windermere Forward benefit from the local private, public and charitable sectors who work together to identify and champion enhancement projects.

BWF’s Action Plan is available here.

The board meet quarterly to action projects, all minutes are available here:

Bowness and Windermere Forward commissioned the Douglas Wheeler Report in 2016 (more info here via SLDC’s website).


Bowness & Windermere Forward Latest News

BWF Changes in 2021

Changing times Similar to everyone during these Covid times, Bowness and Windermere Forward have experienced challenges and changes. Naturally it has been difficult to progress place making projects whilst the business community have faced incredible challenges. After the development of the Lakeshore Cinema event and the delivery of Windowmere 2020, BWF has effectively been paused until steadier times return. …

Windermere 2020 inspiration!

Huge thanks to Ali Tordoff for showing us all how to create amazing recycled LED stars! Follow this link to watch the video and this link to download the template. Ali recommends these LED lights to light up your star. Thanks to everyone taking part in Windowmere 2020, we can’t wait to see the creations!

Windermere 2020

The Windowmere 2020 Trail is a covid safe event to make us smile this Christmas! Together we will make an outdoor gallery by lighting up Bowness and Windermere window by window. To become a window maker you can register by following this link.  Your window will feature on a downladble map together with other windows …


To contact Bowness & Windermere Forward please email: helen@bwforward.org.uk