Some traders in Cockermouth have reported a drop in trade since major roadworks started. But they're hoping public artwork and scrapping some parking charges will bring people back.
Alex Morgan from Wordsworth House spoke to ITV Border:
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Calmer conditions - for now.
The 12.5 hour walkout by 63 GMB members got under way at 6am this morning and will continue until 6.30pm this evening.
37-year-old Graeme Haddon pleaded guilty to the offence which happened in his home village of Lamancha near West Linton at the weekend.