Residents and businesses are being asked for their views on the latest plans to improve Whitefield town centre.

The latest drafts suggest several proposals including the possible redesign of Bury New Road, the creation of a new family hub and relocation of GP and health services.

These proposals follow visits from the Government’s High Streets Task Force and put forward ideas for regeneration and change led by local people.

Councillor Gareth Staples-Jones, Bury Council’s deputy lead for strategic growth, said: “As part of our LET’S do it strategy these proposals have been drafted following input from local businesses, residents and community representatives.

“The council is here to represent local people and the key to success in any project like this is listening to and acting on what local people want to see in their town.”

Among the draft proposals are plans to relocate GP and health services from the deteriorating Uplands Medical Centre to the former Whitefield Library site.

With the goal of making Whitefield town centre easier to navigate, there are plans to potentially redesign Bury New Road, and install new crossings and signage to help walkers, cyclists and public transport users.

Drafts also contain plans to create a new family hub.

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The hub would host organisations that provide support to families with babies, children and young people from birth until they reach the age of 19 (or up to 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities).

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Services include support for physical and mental health issues, housing and debt advice, and charities.

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Councillor Staples-Jones added: “We’re all committed to making Whitefield an attractive place to live, work and visit. The town plan will help us join the dots and make this happen. Please take part in the consultation and play your part. By having your say, we can all shape the future of Whitefield.”

Residents can have their say by going to one of two drop-in events being held at Morrisons.

These will take place on Friday, February 2, from 10am to 1pm and Saturday, February 3, from 12pm to 3pm.