NEIGHBOURS have complained about being left with broken fences and rubble covering a nearby pathway after work on the new Horwich Leisure Centre was completed.

People living in Brooklands, just south of the recently-opened £10million facility, have made complaints to Bolton Council about the mess that was left by builders.

Rubble has been left on the footpath next to fences at the back of properties in Brooklands.

The area had been closed off and used by workmen during construction of the centre.

One Brooklands resident, who did not wish to be named, said: "The path is in between the leisure centre and the garden fence at the back and we have not had access to the fences for 18 months apart from one chance to have a quick look.

"We have said to the council that it would have been a nice gesture to get somebody in to have a look at the fences."

People were also worried about youngsters picking up some of the stones and throwing them at the houses.

The resident said: "It has just been left and there is that much ammunition left for people to throw stuff."

A council spokesman said: "We are aware a few residents have had some issues which they are liaising with the contractor about.

"We are thankful for the support which the Horwich community has shown while the work was underway, and also now that the centre is open."

The leisure centre opened on Monday, December 4 and plans for the health centre next door are due to be revealed soon.