COUNCIL bosses are appealing for the Oldham public to get involved in making the town's streets safer.

They are asking residents to support its #SafeStreetsSaveLives campaign

They that over the coming weeks and months continued social distance will be vital, especially as more residents will be returning to work.

And they want even more people walking and cycling to work.

The town has been given up to £500,000 by the Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham to put measures in place so pedestrians and cyclists have more space and feel safer when travelling.

Council chiefs say they are already looking at several schemes and these include better access routes into schools and education centres and seeing if we can remove any potential blockages, including badly parked vehicles, on our streets so people find it easier to get about.

Road markings will be refreshed and council officers will also be working closely with Transport for Greater Manchester so social distancing is observed on public transport.

And the council wants the public to tell it about locations in their neighbourhoods that may need changes making to them to help people get about safely by visiting and drop a pin on the map to comment about a specific location.

Cllr Ateeque Ur Rehman, Oldham Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhood services, said: “Residents need to feel safe when using our streets and public spaces.

“We also want to make it as easy as possible for people to get around so they can carry out essential journeys and get some exercise.

“We’ve come up with a number of measures that we feel will help out, and they also fit with our long-term ambition of becoming a greener borough.

“Now we want to hear what you think – and it couldn’t be easier and simpler.”

Comments need to be submitted by the end of June.