RESIDENTS are being urged to offer their ideas on the future of Leigh Spinners Mill on Wednesday.

A consultation will take place at the main hall at Bedford High School from 7pm where Leigh Building Preservation Trust (LBPT), which is running the preservative project, will be looking for inspiration for its heritage spaces.

The trust will also be outlining its ideas on creating a masterplan for the whole site and reviewing its progress so far.

In particular, LBPT see the meeting as an opportunity to shape its proposals to develop the Park Lane site's Mill One.

It is preparing to submit an application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund this year and is looking for as much input as possible from people in the area to influence its bid.

Previous consultations have attracted between 100 to 150 people.

LBPT chair Peter Rowlinson said: "Our local residents have played a huge role in determining the uses we are pursuing for the building.

"We wish to provide facilities which not only preserve the building but which are important to the people of Leigh and we feel we have responded to the initial ideas from earlier meetings and are determined to continue to deliver what local people want to see in the building."

The first stages of restoration work have seen more than £1.5m invested so far and has attracted 21 tenants.

The site attracts around 50,000 visitors a year making the site one of the most visited in the area.

Volunteers are also wanted to get involved in the project.

For further information on the project or to volunteer contact Peter Rowlinson on 07443 496911or