COUNCIL bosses revealed this week that Bolton town hall will be lit up red, white and blue to celebrate Britain's exit from the European Union.

It comes in the wake of Boris Johnson's efforts to have the under-construction Big Ben "bong" as part of a special celebration on January 31.

In Bolton this moment will be celebrated by colourful lighting, the chiming of the town hall clock's bells and the union flag flying from all civic buildings and flag poles across the borough.

But, the decision to join in with the Brexit celebrations has not united Bolton New's readers, with many asking whether it is a good idea.

Facebook commenter, Robert Jones said: "A deprived and poor town celebrating becoming even more poor and deprived in the future, good on you Bolton.

"You really outdid yourself this time."

While Ian Hopps added: "Bolton Council should concentrate on getting local issues sorted, the town is a disgrace, not thinking they can gain popularity over Brexit - unbelievable!"

And, Christopher Flux wrote: "It’s a bit ironic to light up the town hall in Union colours in order to celebrate something that will probably lead to the end of the Union!"

It wasn't all doom and gloom though, many people were pleased that Bolton would be getting into the spirit of the celebrations.

Lindsay Frost said: "This, hopefully, will be the beginning of a new era for our country so I reckon that it ought to be celebrated!"

She was joined by Alan Straughton who wanted to take the event further.

He said: "The country should be celebrating with a bank holiday, good for you Bolton."