Nick Hayton hates sitting quietly = and his hometown has already benefitted from that restlessness for most of his young life.

Now only 28, he is chairman of the Maryport Round Table and chairman and long-time supporter of Maryport Amateur Operatics and Dramatic Society (MAIDS) for many years.

In fact, Nick has been doing things all his life.

He was a Cub and Scout growing up and joined Maryport Inshore Rescue when he was just 18,

He has been involved in many of the rescues since, including the 2915 floods he was heavily involved in rescuing people from their homes, especially in Cockermouth. He would have been just 21 at the time.

By the age of 18, Nick was on a gap year Nick was working as a theatre technician at Netherhall School, Maryport, as well as at the Carnegie Theatre in Workington and various other places.

He now works at Sellafield where he is a team leader.

He was born and bred in Maryport and now lives just a street away from his parents. Alan and Janet, in North Street.

He sees no reason to leave.

"I was on holiday in Portugal and paid to go and watch a sunset. I realised that I could just walk to the end of my street and see one just as spectacular and free of charge. I have no ambition to move away.I love Maryport and its sense of community."

In fact, Nick is one of those who is ensuring there is a good community spirit in the town although he is first to say that it is not a one-way street.

"Being involved in Round Table is an example. Yes, we raise thousands of pounds for charities but I also et to hand out with 24 other Round Tablers and we have a lot of fun.

"My sisters and I were brought up to believe that you should give back what you get and I suppose that is what I am doing."