TWELVE delegates from South Lakeland attended a one day road marshal training course to ensure that Kendal’s festivals have a resource for the future.

Training organiser Cath Dutton said the aim of the course at K Village was to provide a bank of qualified road marshals to support Kendal festivals for the future.

Daniel Morely, chairman of Kendal Business Improvement District (BID), said: "If Kendal is to further its aim to become the Festival Town going forward, we have recognised that we need to not only fund activity that leads to the sustainability of the existing festivals but also provides a ‘kitbag’ of resource for other festivals that want to be part of Kendal."

Delegates included representatives from Kendal Torchlight Carnival, Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Kendal Festival of Food and Made in Cumbria.

The training was funded by South Lakeland District Council.

SLDC Leader Peter Thornton said: “We were pleased to be able to help. Successful events and festivals are vital for the economy of South Lakeland and will help to improve the wellbeing of all our residents. This is an important priority in our Council Plan.”