A POPULAR activity park could be revived after it was revealed there have been around a 'dozen' offers to use the centre.

Cllr Alan Quinn told the councillors there had been a number of expressions of interest in the Burrs Activity Centre which is set to close at the end of the year.

The activity centre in Burrs Country Park has been open for the last 20 years and in October it was revealed the doors would close because of 'lack of investment and growing operational costs'.

Cllr Michael Hankey asked for an update on the centre's future at the council meeting on Wednesday evening.

Cllr Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, said: "The council is fully committed to creating a fully sustainable activity centre which will benefit Burrs Green Flag Country Park well into the future.

"We have a bright and exciting vision supported by the Burrs Strategy, adopted in 2015, which outlines the council's vision to create a regional destination park in Bury.

"To this end a number of expressions of interest have been received in relation to running the centre, these will be asked to provide an outline proposal based on the Burrs Strategy and the need to make it sustainable.

"Plans are afoot to support the remaining activities based at the centre, such as the canoe and the kayak club."

He also confirmed that any bookings already made would be honoured.

Cllr Hankey asked: "If there is an expression of interest will it be given careful consideration?"

Cllr Quinn told him: "We have had about a dozen [expressions of interest] and we will look at all of these."

He added that they would be looking for the option that offers the best and most sustainable deal for the people who use the park.