Plans to set up a heritage centre in Cleator Moor have been revealed.

Cleator Moor Community Interest Company is working to create the attraction which would tell the story of the town.

Nick Ford, director of the community interest company, said the centre would showcase the rich history of both Cleator and Cleator Moor, and would encourage visitors to the area.

Members are currently looking into having the centre in the underused Cleator Moor Town Hall, "giving it a new lease of life".

Mr Ford said: "There's a lot of history here that needs to be pulled together. It would act as a community hub. Schools could come and see the history of Cleator Moor.

"I think most towns should have some form of heritage centre."

The centre would also incorporate the Cleator Moor World War One project, currently housed within the town hall.

Cleator Moor Community Interest Company secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the project, which ran throughout 2018.

Mr Ford sourced, bought and set up the computers, network and Wi-Fi needed. Work on setting up the website, database and posters was done by North Press, of Sterling Place, Cleator Moor.

It was the first main project run by the community interest company and members now want to build on its success.

Mr Ford hopes to get more events in Cleator Moor to uplift the town and encourage tourism.

The community interest company already runs a number of events in the town, including the annual Christmas market and the Tour-de-Moor cycle event.