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  • TF rural
    Article: Nov 28, 2014

    Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron was yesterday re-elected chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hill Farming. The group met to discuss issues facing Hill Farmers over the past 6 months.

    The group was addressed by Robin Milton, Chair of the NFU's Hill and Upland Farming Group. He spoke about recent figures on income for upland farmers, CAP delivery and Defra's switch to a digital registration and delivery system for farm payments.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Nov 27, 2014

    Local MP Tim Farron has backed a mini-jobs fair being hosted by South Lakes Housing and said it's a 'great route into a job with some fantastic local organisations'.

    The event will be held on Thursday 11th December between 2pm and 7pm at the Bridge Mills Business Centre, Stramongate, Kendal.

    South Lakes Housing, (SLH) The Oaklea Trust, South Lakeland Credit Union and South Lakes Citizens Advice Bureau will be offering a number of vacant opportunities, including at SLH, four full time Apprenticeships as Housing Officer, Surveyor, Electrician and Joiner, as well as a full time permanent Joiner vacancy and part time Customer Assistant post.

  • TF rural
    Article: Nov 26, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is urging farmers to sign up to the newCountryside Stewardship scheme. His call came after this afternoon's meeting of the cross party All Party Parliamentary Group on Hill Farming which he chairs.

    Yesterday the government announced the Countryside Stewardship scheme, which is the new environmental land management scheme as part of the Common Agricultural Policy funding system.

  • South Lakes MP Tim Farron is backing a campaign encouraging heating oil users to stock up early before winter sets in.
    Article: Nov 26, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is welcoming action being taken by the Government to call on off-grid energy companies to cut prices.S

    Tim has previously called on the government to ensure that off-gas grid households, and particularly vulnerable people, are supported this winter.

    Last week, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander MP convened a summit of representatives of suppliers of off grid oil and gas and representatives of consumer groups to tell them to cut their prices. Mr Alexander has said that he wants to put pressure on heating oil suppliers to ensure that cuts in the oil price would be passed on customers.

  • Windermere’s MP Tim Farron has urged local people make their views heard on whether Rayrigg Meadow should be added to the list of designated bathing waters. (www.adrianalmondphotography.com)
    Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Windermere's MP Tim Farron has urged local people make their views heard on whether Rayrigg Meadow should be added to the list of designated bathing waters.

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have received an application from South Lakeland District Council for Rayrigg Meadow, Windermere to be designated as a bathing water under the Bathing Water Directive. The consultation can be found here: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/water/designation-of-rayrigg-meadow-windermere-bath-1/.