A DAY of action is being held today to tackle 'crime and grime' in Bolton town centre.

It is hoping to make the area a cleaner, safer and more inviting place to visit and work.

The day has been organised by Bolton Council, working with partners including Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire Service.

The council said it will be tackling 'crime and grime' combatting issues such as littering, anti-social behaviour, food hygiene and ensuring compliance with trading standards, licensing and fire regulations.

More than 50 officers from a range of agencies are involved in the operation and will be paying visits to businesses and premises across Bolton town centre.

Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Nick Peel, said: “This multi-agency day of action is the first of a number of operations we will be undertaking to focus on the nuisance issues that affect the town centre, particularly at this very busy time of year.

“We are working hard to make Bolton town centre better and by working together we can actively target businesses and individuals who are causing problems and ensure that Bolton is a better place to shop and visit.

“A day like this is a great way to show the public how we and our partners are working together to make a real difference.”