As we are in the midst of Halloween season, people in the area may be wanting a way to dispose of their old pumpkins.

Workington Town Council has offered a solution of where they can be discarded whilst helping out wild life.

They suggest donating the food waste to an animal rescue centre called AniMel Heaven where they can be put to good use.

A spokesperson from Workington Town Council said: "We have seen a lot of posts regarding putting Pumpkins in local parks for wildlife, which is great for birds, squirrels, foxes & badgers but not for hedgehogs it can make them ill."

There will be a collection at Workington Community Centre until 5th November.