A council has asked residents of Allerdale to be a good neighbour as the nation are forced to spent more time at home during the coronavirus lockdown.

Allerdale Council has issued guidance to the public on disposing of waste, being a good neighbour and protecting the environment whilst the public are spending more time at home.

A council spokesman said: “As people spend more time at home please be more considerate to others by trying not to burn excess rubbish or garden waste it’s harmful to the environment and unpleasant for your neighbours.”

They also warned against fly-tipping and the dumping of rubbish, adding: "We all have a duty to look after our communities.

"The council has seen a rise in the number of complaints for things like noise and bonfires since the lockdown began.”