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Volunteers flower power over flood debris in Glenridding

Flowers stand where a few months ago there was landslip debris Photo: ITV News Border

A village that suffered terribly in the storms of December has rallied round this weekend to plant flowers and welcome tourists back for Easter.

The residents of Glenridding organised the donations of flowers themselves and have set to work to make the rubble of landslips a little more beautiful.

The flowers have been donated by local businesses to help the village recover from the floods Credit: ITV News Border

"It's obviously still affecting a lot of businesses and homes and I know that's throughout Cumbria but we've had a struggle here just trying to get things returned to normal and we're still ongoing and it will be ongoing."

– Maddy Teasdale, Patterdale Parish Council

"It feels as though everybody's hard work since December when we were flooded, it's all coming together now and I think it's lifted a lot of people's spirits, and just seeing some colour around the place just lifts your spirits as well."

– Andrew Leverick, Catsycam Outdoor Shop
Baskets decorated by children hang where flood damage is fenced off Credit: ITV News Border

People in Glenridding have been fixing their village since December.

When Storm Desmond brought stones off the fells, local contractors didn't wait for the environment agency, they dredged the beck themselves, while businesses repaired their own roads.

Now the village is covered in a colourful splash of nature's beauty to mask a month where she was cruel.

Andrew Leverick hopes the flowers will tempt tourists back to shops like his Credit: ITV News Border
Organisers are amazed at how many people have turned up to help Credit: ITV News Border