Residents of Tottington are following in the footsteps of Ramsbottom locals by creating a group to help clean up and tidy the area.

The newly formed Tottington Civic Pride have met up for the first time and started their first task of tidying up the bus terminus area on Market Street.

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Weeds and leaves were cleared from the area and passers by left many positive comments on the work.

Cllr Yvonne Wright said: “The aim of the group is to improve our environment, our first project is to tidy up the area around the bus terminus on Market Street.”

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Ramsbottom Civic Pride was established almost a year ago after being inspired by Rawtenstall Civic Pride, which has been running for 20 years.

The groups improve the area by cutting back hedges, sweeping up leaves, weeding, cleaning signage and much more.

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Several people have already come forward to express their interest after Cllr Wright said she receives complaints weekly from residents about the look of the area.

Council officers are currently advising and supporting setting up the group.

If anyone wishes to join the group, contact Yvonne on 07762 116437.

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