A day of action to make Bolton town centre a cleaner, safer and more inviting place to visit and work was held yesterday.
The joint operation was organised by Bolton Council, working with partners including Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire Service.
All the organisations worked together to tackle crime and grime in the area, and combat issues such as littering, anti-social behaviour, food hygiene and ensuring compliance with trading standards, licensing and fire regulations.
More than 50 officers from a range of agencies were involved in the operation and visited businesses and premises across Bolton town centre.
Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Nick Peel, said: “This multi-agency day of action is the first of a number of operations we will be undertaking to focus on the nuisance issues that affect the town centre, particularly at this very busy time of year.
“We are working hard to make Bolton town centre better and by working together we can actively target businesses and individuals who are causing problems and ensure that Bolton is a better place to shop and visit.
“A day like this is a great way to show the public how we and our partners are working together to make a real difference.”