A pub landlord is asking for help to organise a street party and awards for local heroes to be held at the end of the coronavirus crisis.

Richard English, who is the landlord of the Cavendish Arms, in Cartmel, says he wants to organise a celebration for when life gets back to normal.

Although the pub is currently closed and its 18 staff on furlough, Richard said people in the village were enthusiastic to organise an event.

As well as being a street party, it would also be an opportunity to give awards to people who had served the community during the crisis, such as health workers and people running essential businesses.

He is asking for people to get in touch to help, as well as to think of ways to fundraise or to donate funds if they can.

In time, he hoped the celebration could become an annual event for the village.

"What we want to do is reward people in the local community and award businesses that have helped get through this," he said.

"We have had so many positive remarks and there is a group of three or four of us who are going to go ahead with it."

He said the pub was "staying very positive and awaiting instructions for what we can do and when".

He was taking the opportunity to get the pub ready for when it could re-open, he said.

"We are determined to come out of it better and stronger," he said.

Anyone who is interested in helping Richard with plans for the event can email info@thecavendisharms.co.uk.