THE next community litter pick in Horwich will take place on Saturday, February 24.

The date was decided after Horwich First Community Group held a public vote on its Facebook page.

It will be held from 10am until noon but members are asking the public to recommend a location that is in need of cleaning.

The announcement came after the community collected 49 bags of rubbish from Old Station Park last month as well as larger items including a carpet, a pram and a tyre.

The 20-strong group also found two knives close to the children's play area, one of which an eight-inch chefs knife that was handed into police.