The Mayor of Bolton has taken part in the ‘Big Bolton Tidy Up’, which encourages people to take responsibility for tidying up their own local area.
On January 20, students of Bolton College helped the Mayor and Mayoress tidy up the area around Deepdale Community Centre in Breightmet.
Bolton Council launched the ‘Big Bolton Tidy Up’ campaign last year to work with community groups and encourage them to help the council by keeping their towns and neighbourhoods clean.
More than 22 community groups and schools across Bolton have registered to take part and more than 240 bags of rubbish have been collected.
The council has provided groups with litter pickers, gloves, branded tabards and bags and helped them to do their bit for their local park, street or school.
In 2010, the council also launched a campaign to stop residents dropping litter through a combination of education and enforcement. People who do drop litter or allow their dogs to foul can be issued with a £75 fine and even prosecuted.
Cllr John Byrne, Mayor of Bolton said: “We’re delighted that so many young people from Bolton College have helped us to clean up Breightmet. The council is committed to making Bolton a cleaner and greener place to live, but we need the support of everyone to make sure the borough stays that way.”