A £1m power network upgrade in Windermere will resume later this month after it was paused for the summer tourist season.

Electricity North West engineers have confirmed work will recommence on Monday, September 18 as the project enters the next stage.

The engineering project will enable the installation of Windermere’s first electric ferry as well as potential new electric car charging points.

John Wilkinson, overseeing the work in Windermere for Electricity North West, said: “This project is about meeting the future needs of the local area, but we felt it was important to pause work over the summer holidays, so businesses and visitors had minimal disruption.

Work will continue until mid-October before pausing again until January when the final stages of the project will be completed.

Gill Haigh, Cumbria Tourism’s managing director, added: "We really value their understanding of our industry’s importance to our businesses, community and the many local jobs it supports."