The proposed closure of a community support group in its current form has been described as "bitter sweet".

The Cleator Moor Covid Support Group was first dreamed up by Gary Meagan, Michael Eldon and John Murphy, as they made plans to help the town through the pandemic.

A plea was sent out on Facebook for volunteers at the beginning of the pandemic with Amy Caddy, Ross Whitfield, Vanessa Butler, Ian Rooney, Sian Price, Lynda Connors and Karen Jones stepping up to help.

The town was split into six zones and volunteers have been providing services to residents of each area ever since.

Karen led a team of operators to handle calls from the public who needed help, and the group supported Fareshare, a food redistribution charity helping vulnerable people.

Services also included picking up prescriptions and even marshalling the chemist queue.

As lockdown eases and some government restrictions are lifted, the group is set to close in its current form on June 12.

Amy, who is also secretary of Wath Brow Hornets RLFC, said: “It’s bitter sweet in a way. It’s been very rewarding to help people in the community but things have got to get back to normal at some point.”

“I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, the community spirit from everyone in the town is phenomenal.”

However, the group are in talks to continue on as a charity after the challenges of Covid-19 have passed.

Amy continued: “We have got some ideas of what we want to do for the town in the future. If people are shielding get in touch, it’s not just going to end.”

To keep up-to-date with the future of the group, which is set to become a community support network, follow the Cleator Moor Covid Support Group on Facebook.