Run-down alleyways in Ulverston are set for a spring cleaning to attract more visitors to the town centre.

Ulverston Town Council has put forward plans to transform its ginnels and alleyways into bright and vibrant spaces to boost trade.

The council has taken inspiration from murals painted in Kendal's numerous alleyways, which they would like to emulate in their own streets.

Councillor Colin Pickthall, of Ulverston Town Council, hopes the redecorated streets will encourage more visitors into the town.

He said: "We decided months ago that some of the alleyways in the town needed a bit of a spruce up.

"We're searching for a right firm at the moment who can clean the algae and make it a bit more colourful."

Cllr Pickthall said the council is focused on revamping the alleyways towards Brazier's Yard and Market Yard, alongside other areas.

"These areas could definitely do with a boost," he said.

"We want them to look colourful and inviting to help attract more people into the town."

The council is looking into commissioning local artists to repaint the alleyways into a more vibrant spectacle.

"We certainly did this for the John Barrow mural which is a big attraction in the town," Cllr Pickthall said.

"We've got lots of alleys in Ulverston which could certainly do with a spruce up and splash of colour.

"Of course we would employ local artists and involve them as much as possible in the redecoration of the various corners of the town."

The redecoration plans are scheduled to take place this spring.