A DEDICATED “Visit Bury” website could spearhead a new campaign to promote the town and boost tourism This is just one of the proposals from Bury Council on ways of attracting visitors while making cuts to its budget.

Bury Council currently spends £243,000 a year promoting tourism, organising local events and supporting local business groups. Bosses say they will continue to invest £154,000 each year in this area of work.

The proposals which have now gone out to public consultation include: l Developing a dedicated Visit Bury website to promote attractions, events and businesses.

l Delivering tourism support at venues and locations around the borough at mobile information points, rather than from Bury’s existing Tourist Information Centre.

l Reduce staffing from five to 1.5 posts.

l Investing in the recruitment and ongoing maintenance of a group of volunteer Bury “ambassadors”.

l Increasing funding support to kick-start events from £11,000 to £20,000, with the long-term aim of handing them over to local communities, business groups, tourist attractions of the private sector.

People are being urged to have their say in the consultation, which runs until November 30, by filling out a questionnaire at survey monkey.com/s/planforchangedestinationmanagement