IRELETH Village Store, also known as Dale Mount Filling Station, will be temporarily closed as of Wednesday 15th May.

The filling station, on Ireleth Road, in Askam, will be closed due to major development work.

The work on the site will take place between an eight to 10-week period throughout the summer.

Geographically, the petrol station's nearest competitor is Longrigg Service Station on Hooks Lane, in Little Urswick.

The site, which is Askam's only petrol station, also serves as an mini mart for the area's population.