RESIDENTS are being given the chance to help shape walking and cycling routes in Bolton.

The improvements will be made in Horwich and Farnworth town centre after both were were identified by Greater Manchester's Active Travel Capability Fund, which proposes that the schemes could be part of Greater Manchester's Bee Network.

As such, Bolton Council is now appealing for people in the two towns to come forward with ideas on how Horwich and Farnworth can be better connected.

Bolton Council executive cabinet member for highways Cllr Stuart Haslam, Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Highways, said: "We want to make it easier for people to move around these areas by foot or bike, without, of course, hindering responsible motorists who are driving in these areas.

"We welcome people’s views on these projects and the more comments we receive, the more it will help us to shape and develop the schemes.

"We will look at the feedback we receive to shape the concept."

Improvements to the walking and cycling network will aim to complement the Council's Horwich Town Centre Masterplan, while those in Farnworth will be made alongside projects like the safer streets fund.

The closing date for the consultations is Sunday March 6, 2022.