After months of disruption, a community is pleading for more information about what will come of their village.

Homes were evacuated and a school was emptied and residents continue to be left in limbo following the landslip in Parton in July.

The school remains closed, but most families have been able to return home.

Children at St Bridget’s C of E Primary School are still having to travel to Bransty Primary School and families are worried about the length of time it will take to get back to normal.

Cumbria County Council has confirmed that the risk of a landslip has reduced and families will be able to return home once it is safe to do so.

The school will remain closed until work has been completed.

However, there will be fencing round the school play ground.

A Cumbria County Council spokesman said: “We can now confirm that following the receipt of an initial report from the geotechnical consultants, the risk of a potential landslip is now deemed to be moderate to low.

"As a result of this, we will be progressing with intrusive ground investigations to determine what, if any future works are required in this location.

"We will be continuing to undertake detailed monitoring of the bank and respond to any changes as required.

“This will allow the cordon to be lifted and residents will be advised that the risk has been assessed as no worse than it was before the reported incident and they can return to their properties.

“In the meantime, pupils have been temporarily relocated to Portacabins at Bransty School.

"St Bridget’s Primary School will remain closed so that the maintenance works which were planned for the summer holidays can be completed and to enable access to the bank for the ground investigation plant and equipment.

"Fencing around the school playground will stay in place while this work is ongoing.

“We will continue to work in partnership to engage with all affected residents, businesses, and landowners to ensure they are kept fully informed.”