RUMOURS have been circulating over the proposed closure of council offices in Radcliffe.

Bury Council said that a review is currently under way of the offices it owns across the borough "to make savings".

However a spokesman said "no plans are being considered to move facilities for the public away from Radcliffe."

Concerns have been raised over the closure of the Whittaker Street offices in Radcliffe, where residents are given access to computers, wi-fi and freephones to speak with advisers about housing benefits and council tax, as well as citizens advice drop-in sessions.

A council spokesman said: "We are taking a comprehensive look at the offices that the council owns across the borough.

"This concerns offices for administrative staff only – we are not looking at public-facing services, and there are no plans being considered to move any facilities for the public away from Radcliffe.

"The purpose of this review is to make the most of the accommodation that we have, and to make savings where these are possible. No decisions have been made yet, and this does not involve job losses, although some administrative staff may be relocated."

Any future decision to shut the Radcliffe offices has been described as "a loss" to the town, which is currently without a high school, town hall and civic suite.

A post shared on social media reads: “What’s happening to the housing link/old council offices on the corner of Spring Lane. It’s boarded up?”

Another wrote: “Any truth in the rumour that Whittaker street council offices are to close and move to Bury? Another loss to the folk of Radcliffe.”