RESIDENTS of Guisborough are being invited to have a say in its future.

The people of the town and its surrounding villages are being invited to make their views known to the Government-backed partnership, Market Town Initiative, on Saturday morning in the town library.

"We are interested in people's views on projects and any ideas for future projects that people have,'' said programme manager Carol Hudson.

"There will also be an opportunity for more people to get involved in the Initiative's committee.''

Its first annual meeting is being held at Sunnyfield House, Guisborough, tomorrowat 7.15pm.

The Initiative is behind work to renew a stone tree surround and tree guards in the town centre. Gisborough Priory Project and the Chapel Beck Partnership have consultants looking at improving the visitor attraction potential of the priory grounds and the beck, while a feasibility study is to be made into creating a cycle network.

The third Speciality Market is to be held on Saturday with 20 stalls booking pitches. There will also be bands playing and a Punch and Judy show.

Stephen Whitehead, chairman of the Initiative, said: "This is an exciting time for Guisborough. A lot of hard work undertaken by community organisations and individuals in Guisborough is paying dividends."