COUNCIL bosses and Transport for Greater Manchester have started a four-week public consultation on how to improve public access spaces around Fishpool and Pimhole.

Designs have already been drawn up from community feedback during a summer consultation.

Between January 11 and February 8, the plans are to create a more active travelling environment in these areas, while giving the public the chance to have their views heard before the plans are finalised.

Cllr Alan Quinn, environment cabinet member, said: “We want to make it safer and easier for people to get around in environmentally-friendly ways. These draft active neighbourhood proposals offer a way to do this while also supporting residents to adopt a more active lifestyle."

“This scheme will also vastly improve road safety for pedestrians, and I would encourage anyone who lives in or travels through Fishpool and Pimhole to take a look at the draft designs and have their say.”

To have your say on the consultation go online to

This project is part of the Government’s £2bn investment in active travel, which goes alongside plans that have been implemented by the council, such as the Mayor’s Walking and Cycling Challenge Fund.

Bury Council will hold a virtual event on Wednesday, January 26, where people can hear more about the proposed designs and submit questions at