Community spirit has come to the fore throughout this coronavirus pandemic.

We have featured our local heroes and community champions in our Person and Trader of the Week features in The Mail, and each of them rightly deserves our praise.

Alongside these people going the extra mile has also been the routine fundraising – the events and collections vital to keep every day charities in operation.

The fact that so many people have answered the call to help is amazing, and we should be rightly proud of our community.

However it makes the story on page six of today's Mail that much tougher to comprehend.

For people to take advantage of lockdown to host illegal raves, or to damage the South Lakes' numerous beauty spots is a disgrace.

Numerous incidents of anti-social behaviour at Stang End and Hodge Close have been reported, including littering, speeding, poor parking, and human waste.

In terms of the mess - someone has to clean that up. In terms of taking advantage of the quieter roads to speed - that's just taking valuable time and resources away from our bluelight emergency services, who are already stretched thin at this time.

Furthermore, by speeding they are endangering the lives of others at a time we need to be looking out for each other.