THE town’s second annual ethnic reception, to take place on Monday, will help ‘further enhance’ the reputation of Warrington, says a councillor.

Clr Tony Higgins (Lab - Fairfield and Howley) said the event, organised by Warrington Arts Council. is vital.

He added: “As the ward councillor for a multi ethnic ward like Fairfield and Howley it's really important to bring together the many diverse and cultural groups that make Warrington the great town that it is.

“The reputation of Warrington is further enhanced by events like this and it's Mela later in the year.

“Through the Warrington Arts Council we aim to use art and culture as a common bond between the many ethnic groups and further strengthen relationships."