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  • Creating a thriving high street in Kendal and other towns in South Lakeland is a key Council Plan priority for SLDC. (South Lakeland District Council)
    Article: Dec 19, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that South Lakeland will gain over £750,000 in new homes funding and has urged the authority to spend improving community facilities.

    In a letter to Tim, Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning said:

    "I am writing to announce the 2015-16 allocations of the New Homes Bonus for South Lakeland. These allocations are provisional, to allow local authorities to check the data used in the calculation. The allocations will total £1.167 billion for English local authorities in 2015-16. Taken together with instalments from previous years, this brings the total amount of funding awarded under the New Homes Bonus to almost £3.4 billion. The total number of net additional homes rewarded over the period is over 800,000. That includes over 100,000 empty homes brought back into use and over 200,000 affordable homes provided

  • Tim at Gilkes
    Article: Dec 19, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has urged local businesses who have not taken on an apprentice in the last year, to look again at a scheme which could see them be eligible to receive a £1,500 grant to take on an apprentice.

    The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24 year olds (AGE 16 to 24) aims to support businesses, who would not otherwise be in a position to do so, to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into an Apprenticeship programme.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Dec 19, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has today released his list of advice surgeries for January 2015.

    The dates are as follows:

    • Friday 9 January 16:00 - 18:00 Kendal Morrisons Cafe
    • Friday 16 January 10:00 - 11:00 Kirkby Lonsdale St. Mary's Church
    • Saturday 24 January 10:00 - 12:00 Kendal ASDA Cafe
    • Saturday 31 January 10:00 - 11:00 Grange Over Sands Victoria Hall
  • South Lakes MP Tim Farron is backing a campaign encouraging heating oil users to stock up early before winter sets in.
    Article: Dec 18, 2014

    This afternoon the Department of Energy and Climate change has released local authority estimates for the percentage of households without mains gas. Commenting on the figures, South Lakes MP Tim Farron has said that they show the need for more off grid buying cooperatives to be created as South Lakeland and Eden have the highest amount of off grid properties in the North West.

  • Tim Farron MP at Kendal Nursery School
    Article: Dec 18, 2014

    The Department for Education has announced it will invest millions more into Cumbria's education system. They have announced they will boost funding for schools by nearly £13.5 million. This funding has been welcomed by South Lakes MP Tim Farron as a 'much needed early Christmas present for Cumbrian schools'. Tim has long campaigned for better funding for Cumbria's schools.