Moor Row residents say the community spirit has been brought back to the village following the reintroduction of a bus service.

The route was stopped four years ago, but this month coach company Reays once again made the service a reality.

Councillor Graham Calvin and Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Copeland Tony Lywood have been working with Nicola Reay and Kerrie Allison at Reays.

And grateful residents have welcomed the reintroduction, saying it’s a great asset for Moor Row.

Peter Harwood said: “I’ll be using it and it’s a great idea. It avoids the dangerous crossing at the road end.

“Thanks to Graham Calvin, a good job has been done.”

Resident Amanda Graham said: “I’m so happy the bus is back on as in winter weather it is a great thing.”

And Barbara Rennoldson added: “I think it’s a great asset for the village. It’s bringing the community spirit back.”

Coun Calvin said: “It was great to see a bus service back in the village, stopping the need for a long walk and a dangerous crossing on the A595.

“If successful this template could be used in other areas of Copeland.”

Resident Joy Temple said: “It’s very welcome and thanks to Graham for sorting this out as it is a safety issue for the elderly. Well done.”

Reay’s Workington depot manager, David Millar, said the company was happy to help.

“It’s great to be able to help the community whenever we can. Reays is a committed locally run firm and will always help out if possible.”