FAMILIES across Farnworth and Kearsley came together on Thursday for a big Easter spring clean up and it was a huge success.

In total, 93 litter picking helpers including 67 children from across the community filled 81 bags of litter from Moses Gate Estate, New Bury and Mossfield Meadows in Kearlsey.

The Flower Estate also took part in the clean up with 16 litter pickers who filled 19 bags.

Cllr Tracey Wilkinson was in attendance and said the event was a huge success to help clean up the borough.

She said: "What a successful day across Farnworth and Kearsley.

"A big thank you to all the Bolton at Home Communities team for bringing the day together and inspiring our next generation.

"I was delighted to hear Bolton at Home was hosting a litter-picking initiative for children over the Easter holidays.

"It was a huge success and a great way to inspire youngsters to get involved and look after our town.

"I thoroughly enjoyed joining in with families at Mossfield Meadows, every child seemed to have fun and were treated at the end of the session.

"It is great to find out that parents and grandparents have since asked for litter-picking equipment so they can do it on a regular basis.

"Community spirit and partnership working at its best."

Farnworth and Kearsley councillors donated Easter treats for all the volunteers, supporting local businesses including New Bury Chippy, The Sweet Shoppe and Wilson Pie Shop.