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  • Tim in Westminster
    Article: Oct 29, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has today backed a plan to bid for £1.7m funding to reinvigorate Morecambe Bay as a visitor destination from the Coastal Communities Fund.

    If the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) is successful, the work in 2015 and 2016 will:

    • Make Morecambe Bay one of the UK's fastest growing destinations
    • Deliver more than 400 new jobs and safeguard more than 10,000 others
    • Strengthen the brand of Morecambe Bay so the 15 million people a year who visit the Bay area have the sense they're coming to a single, unified destination
    • Boost tourism revenue by £22m, more than 13 times the original investment
  • South Lakes MP, Tim Farron, is urging people to join the campaign to dramatically increase the number of people trained in life-saving CPR and help create a Nation of Lifesavers.
    Article: Oct 29, 2014

    South Lakes MP, Tim Farron, is urging people to join the campaign to dramatically increase the number of people trained in life-saving CPR and help create a Nation of Lifesavers.

    More than 30,0001 people suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest in the UK every year - 80%2 of which occur in the home, often in front of family members and loved ones.

  • From left to right, Ian Stephens (Cumbria Tourism, Chief Executive), Cllr Peter Thornton (Leader, SLDC), John Woodcock MP, Tim Farron MP, Cllr Liz Lewis (Mayor of Grange) & at the front Cllr Frank Cassidy (Barrow councillor)
    Article: Oct 29, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron and Barrow & Furness MP John Woodcock have said they are 'encouraged' by the tone of comments from rail minister Claire Perry on the future of the threatened direct trains between Furness, the South Lakes and Manchester.

    Speaking in a Westminster Hall debate this afternoon, Tim set out a compelling argument for more trains and electrification of the line by 2030, a plan for which was laid out in a recent report by The Railway Consultancy Ltd.

  • Tim and the Lib Dems at WGH
    Article: Oct 29, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust will be acting on government guidelines on hospital parking.

    The Trust are in the process of installing a new pay on exit system for patients and visitors at Royal Lancaster Infirmary, helping them only pay for the time they use, and not up front as they do now. Next year, they intend to develop a multi-storey car park at Royal Lancaster Infirmary to ensure that all patients and visitors can find a space when they need it.

    In August Ministers said that relatives of people who were seriously ill or had to stay in hospital for a long time should be given free parking or reduced charges. Tim has asked if that will be brought in by the Morecambe Bay Trust.

  • Tim in Sedbergh
    Article: Oct 24, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has echoed a call from the Local Government Association for the ban on term-time holidays from school to be scrapped, so head teachers can take a "common-sense approach".

    Since September last year, local councils have been obliged to fine parents who take children out of school for unauthorised absences. But today the Local Government Association says the new rules do not recognise the complexities of family life. Tim has followed up on these calls and asked Ministers to rescind this rule that, he believes, hits rural and tourist areas like the South Lakes disproportionately hard.