An event is being held in Ambleside later this month to help the local community prepare for an emergency incident in the future.

Cumbria County Council is organising the event at the Ambleside Parish Centre on Thursday, February 13 from 4pm-7pm.

People who live, work or own a business in Ambleside are invited to attend the event, which will help to draw up a community emergency plan for the area.

The plan will help the community to prepare a response for any future emergency, such as flooding, gas and electricity outages and severe weather, in order to minimise the impact.

Anyone interested in being involved in a community emergency plan for Ambleside is welcome to attend. For more information, call 01539 713447 or email .