HUNDREDS of people have had their say on the future of Hadleigh’s Olympic mountain bike track once the Games are over next year.

Results from an Essex County Council consultation show many people want to see the track opened up for use by the public and not just professionals.

People also think the council should enhance walking, cycling and bird-watching after the Games.

The consultation runs until September 30 and Stephen Castle, Essex county councillor responsible for London 2012, urged residents from across the county to take part.

He said: “The residents of Hadleigh and the surrounding area still have time to get their views across and we are urging them to do so.

“We are committed to delivering a legacy for the Hadleigh Farm venue and this consultation gives us the opportunity to listen to what is important to them and what they would like to see.

“As a resident of Hadleigh myself, this consultation is very close to my heart and something I’m proud to be a part of.

“Whether you’re a cyclist or a birdwatcher, we want to hear your views and ideas so we can really create something for the enjoyment of everyone.”

Since the questionnaire was launched at the beginning of this month, 330 people have submitted their views.

All Hadleigh residents received questionnaires through their doors and 90 of these have been returned to the council.

An additional 240 have completed online.

Residents can also tell the council what they thought of the mountain biking test event at Hadleigh Farm on July 31 through a separate online survey.

To take part in either consultation, visit www.essexlegacy. org