1. ITV Report

Lottery funding supports Cumbrian town

Ennerdale Bridge has been granted funding for a local shop. Photo:
Ennerdale Bridge residents have worked together to also re-open a local pub Credit: ITV Border

Although many villages are struggling to keep local services open, one community in the Lake District are proving that with a little team work, it can be done.

People in Ennerdale Bridge have already rallied round to re-open their local pub and have now received a large grant to turn a disused forestry building into a village shop with space for community activities.

Old building to become a new shop Credit: ITV Border

This is made possible due to a £500,000 grant from the Lottery.

The locals were shocked but pleasantly surprised when they heard the news:

The shop will also be for walkers that pass through Ennerdale Bridge.

It is hoped the shop will be open in March or April next year.