Two very different communities say they're being badly affected by road works in Cumbria.
The rural villages in Borrowdale have been hit by the closure of the main road to Keswick, and in the town centre of Wigton, businesses and shops say trade is down because of new gas mains being laid.
Matthew Taylor reports.
The B5289 Borrowdale Road in the Lake District will be shut to cars for six weeks while a retaining wall is repaired.
Pedestrians, dismounted cyclists and horse riders will be able to pass through while work is ongoing.It'll cost around £60,000 to complete the work.
One of the main roads through the Lake District will be closed for six weeks. The B5289, which skirts along the east of Derwent Water and is the main access road for communities along Borrowdale including Grange, Rosthwaite and Seatoller, is shut.
Cumbria Highways Engineers say need to carry out structural repairs to a retaining wall that stops the roadway from collapsing into the lake. Residents and businesses will face a detour across Honister Pass which can get blocked by snow and ice in winter.
Barry Surtees from Honister Slate Mine said it would affect his business by stopping lorries from using the Borrowdale route to collect slate. He also criticised the council for a lack of notice claiming he had not had any communications from Cumbria County Council directly.
Hundreds of volunteers are helping to fix the Borrowdale fells in the Lake District today.
Volunteers met in Rosthwaite this morning before heading out to restore paths, woodland and dry stone walls.
They include school children, young people from the Lakes College and the Princes Trust and apprentices from a local housing company, who are learning to dry stone wall, as well as adults.
Villagers in the Borrowdale Valley in the Lake District are concerned that they Tour of Britain may have to be re-routed due to the state of their roads.
Borrowdale Parish Council say the road is riddled with potholes which are a danger to cyclists and motorists.
They are concerned the surface would not be safe enough for the world famous race which will see millions of pounds ploughed into the local economy.
ITV Border contacted Cumbria County Council about the condition of the Borrowdale valley road yesterday (8th May).
They said the road would be maintained as normal ahead of Septembers race.
This morning most of the potholes were filled in with tarmac by highways engineers.
A parish council in Cumbria fears that the Tour of Britain route may have to be diverted away from the north Lakes, due to "appalling" road surfaces.
Borrowdale parish council are now writing to Cumbria County Council and its Highway department, along with the Lake District National Park Authority, Cumbria Tourism and local MPs to bring attention to what they describe as dangerous road conditions.
Hundreds of spectators are expected to line the B5289 Borrowdale road when the event runs from Honister Pass to Keswick during the Carlisle to Windermere stage on 16th September.
One of the region's smallest schools has been bequeathed £60,000 to help it bring its pupils into class - and safeguard its future.
Borrowdale Primary School has only 28 pupils, but 20 of them live outside the catchment area.
The money has allowed the school to buy a minibus. Local businesses have agreed to pay the running costs for the first year.
The school says it is an example of a 'rural community fighting back' against 'today's world of cuts and austerity.'
A CLIMBER from Newcastle was taken to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance with serious back and leg injuries after falling in the Lake District.
The man was rescued by Keswick Mountain Rescue Team after falling 15 metres when attempting a climb on Shepherds Cragg, Borrowdale.
A spokesman for the GNAA said: "Aircrew Paramedics assessed and treated the patient for injuries and Keswick MRT extricated the patient from the bottom of the cragg to the helicopter. The patient was flown to hospital."
The man is recovering at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.
A 21 year-old man was taken to hospital suffering with chest and arm injuries after he fell when climbing in Borrowdale.
Keswick Mountain Rescue team carried the injured man to the Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance. He was then flown to hospital in Whitehaven.
The helicopter team were called at 12.15pm