A BIG clean up of a town centre has been proclaimed as a success after around 200 bags of rubbish were collected in one day alone by more than 40 volunteers.

Urmston in Bloom's Big Clean-Up campaign saw a team of over 40 volunteers from Sainsbury’s in Urmston out and about in the town centre collecting rubbish. The team of helpers spent the day cleaning the town centre, picking up litter, sweeping pavements and tidying.

The Big Clean-Up is a new campaign in Urmston, following a government grant for the clean-up of Urmston town centre.

David Mackereth from Urmston in Bloom said: "We are very proud of our town centre and remain committed to its upkeep."