THE Horwich community gathered together to clear a grot spot in the town — and they collected a record 80 bags of rubbish.

The Horwich First Community Litter Pickers headed out to tackle the area around the Railway Terraces, a place that had been long complained about by residents living nearby.

As well as the 80 bags of rubbish, the group also found a number of larger items that had been fly-tipped, including furniture and traffic cones.

People who attended the event included Bolton West MP Chris Green and Cllr Steve Chadwick, an independent member of Horwich Town Council who helps to organise the regular clean-up events.

A statement from Horwich First Community Litter Pickers said: “A record 80 bags of litter cleared from the Railway Terraces in Horwich at June’s Horwich First. Thank you to AFG LAW and Poppins Tea Rooms once again for their fantastic support of our community litter picks! And many thanks also to everybody who came down to help #KeepHorwichTidy.

“A big thank you to McDonald’s Restaurant Horwich for providing four of their staff this morning, a fine effort, thank you very much.

“Finally a special thank you to those Horwich residents who came down and donated food and liquids for the fire brigade tackling the Winter Hill fire on Rivington Moor above Horwich.

“And also those businesses who also got on board, AFG Law, Sainsbury’s and Sainsbury’s. A car full of goods will soon be on it’s way to the fire brigade at either Bolton Central or Euxton training centre.”