A TIP that was forced to close after it became too difficult to maintain social distancing ill reopen next week.

Grange's Household Waster Recycling Centre will now open on May 28 by appointment only.

Anyone wishing to visit will need to call 0300 003 1118 between 9am and 5pm, to pre-book one of a limited number of slots. Those without a booking will not be able to access the site.

Cllr Celia Tibble, Cumbria County Council’s cabinet member for environment said: “I’d like to thank everyone for their patience who has visited one of our sites to dispose of their essential waste since they reopened last week. On the whole all our sites have coped well with the demand with the exception of Grange-over-Sands, whose access road was unable to cope with the volume of traffic."