A subway which takes people safely under one of the area’s biggest junctions has just become safer.

For damaged lights have been replaced at the passageway at Kearsley roundabout - a move which has been welcomed by a group which keeps the area clean.

Sylvia Crossley, aged 61, of Farnworth and Kearsley Litter Pickers, regularly sweeps and litter picks near the roundabout.

She said: “I’d just swept up all the broken glass in the area when I came across the workmen replacing the lights.

“We had a nice chat as they were fixing them.”

She said the lights aften damaged leaving them out of order.

Sylvia said: “They do get damaged, with kids playing football in the subways.

“There’s broken glass from people throwing bottles at the lights, although they are covered by protective grids.

She added: “Walking through the subways is quite dangerous at night time when there’s no lights, with kids messing about.

“It’s the only way you can get through, going from Kearsley to Farnworth.”

Sylvia spends a lot of time around the area, saying:“I’m always on the roundabout, cleaning it and tidying around.”

A spokesman for Bolton Council said: “Pedestrians often feel more aware of their personal safety when using subways and underpasses so it’s important they are well-lit.

“All the lighting at the Kearsley subways has now been repaired. Members of the public should report failed subway lighting to the council so the necessary repairs can be carried out.”