ORGANISERS behind the Bury Phoenix Club insist supporters will be consulted at every stage of the process.

The group released a mission statement at the weekend as momentum gathers behind the formation of a new Shakers in non-league next season.

Plans are continuing to move apace despite the club, and owner Steve Dale, once again successfully seeing the winding up petition brought by HMRC adjourned in the High Court in London yesterday, staving off the threat of liquidation until December 4 at least.

Some eyebrows were raised this week when it was announced the phoenix group would merge in certain aspects with supporters’ trust Forever Bury.

But that is something that has been requested by the Football Association ahead of a meeting tomorrow, November 1, with work on-going to ensure all parties interested in the Shakers are heading in the same direction.

“We’re trying to work with all parties that are involved with the club,” said Chris Murray, part of the phoenix leadership group and organiser of the recent legends game at Radcliffe.

“So there’s Forever Bury, Buy Our Bury, the rescue board that James Frith sorted and what we’ve done so far is we’ve got a leadership committee which are overseeing different sections like media, commercial, finance, governance, things like that.

“People are starting to believe that this is the future of the club and this is the way that it needs to go.

“It’s just a case of getting all our ducks in a row so that we can move forward at the right time with a democratic approach so the fans can have a say how the club is run.”

Plenty of work is going on in the background but Murray insists that is simply to ensure the group are ready to push the button on their plans when the time comes.

He is encouraging Shakers fans to both volunteer and submit ideas to the group.

“We’ve tried to be as open and democratic as possible and say to people look if we’re having a phoenix club this is how you can be involved, this is how you can help,” he said.

“I’m sat here not as someone saying, I’m making the rules, I’m sat here as someone who wants to listen to what people have got to offer.

“There will always be suggestions put forward that are not feasible.

“There will be suggestions that are good but can’t be done at that particular time.

“There will be suggestions that are brilliant that you can move with.

“It’s about giving people that opportunity to say it to us.

“There will always be people that have an opinion about those that are involved or aren’t involved.

“You’re going to please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time.

“You’ve got to look at it and work out how you can work with them to make it that the majority are happy. “