A SPRING clean event in Horwich had to be cancelled because of the bad weather.

The Horwich First Community Group was due to take part in the Great British Spring Clean by inviting residents to a litter pick at Ox Hey Lane on Sunday.

But the event has now been called off due to the recent snowy conditions, whicha re set to continue over the weekend.

A spokesman from the group said it had taken the decision to postpone to ensure the safety of the participants.

A new date for the event will be announced soon.