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Flying the flag for town centre attractions

Press release   •   Jul 06, 2016 15:57 BST

Residents and visitors are being encouraged to share their views and suggestions on the evening and night-time attractions in Bury town centre.

They can take part in an online survey which includes questions about how often people visit the town centre, how safe they feel and which other towns they visit for a night out. 

People are also asked how they feel Bury town centre has changed in recent years and for ideas and suggestions on how the existing evening and night time offer can be improved.

Bury was the first town in Greater Manchester to achieve Purple Flag status, which is a quality standard for town centres similar to the Blue Flag Award for beaches. Bury was awarded Purple Flag Status in 2015, and again in 2016, in recognition of the range and quality of the town's evening and night-time offer and the way in which the town centre is managed.

The findings from this latest survey will be compared with the results from a similar poll carried out in 2014, and included in this year’s Purple Flag renewal application.

Councillor Sandra Walmsley, cabinet member for strategic housing and support services, said: “Bury town centre has been transformed in recent years. The success of retail and leisure developments is supported by a growing evening and night-time sector, which means that Bury now appeals to a wide audience.

“We are keen to find out what people think about Bury town centre and we will use this information to help with the ongoing development of the town.”

The online survey can be found at www.bury.gov.uk/burytowncentre-surveyand the deadline for comments is 25 July.

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Press release issued: 6 July 2016.