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Tim Farron MP signing the BritORA broadband petition with Adrian Quine.
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Group of campaigners outside Westmorland General Hospital
  • Tim and the Lib Dems at WGH
    Article: Nov 21, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has used the release of a report showing that cancer care at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust is rated as very good or excellent as further evidence to bring radiotherapy services to Westmorland General Hospital. Tim was instrumental in bringing chemotherapy to our hospital.

  • TF Recycling
    Article: Nov 21, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that there will be a massive expansion of kerbside recycling of plastics and cardboard to thousands more homes in South Lakeland. Tim has thanked the Lib Dem run district council for their work to make this happen.

    The first step will be to roll-out fortnightly collections of plastics and cardboard to southern and eastern parts of Kendal - including the Heron Hill and Bellingham Road areas -this will be starting in January 2015.

  • South Lakes MP Tim Farron has issued a rallying cry after under threat charity South Lakeland Mind announced that they had raised over £50,000. (South Lakeland Mind)
    Article: Nov 21, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has issued a rallying cry after under threat charity South Lakeland Mind announced that they had raised over £50,000.

    The charity had been facing the threat of winding up its activities and closing down just before Christmas. This would have left vulnerable people without support over the holiday season.

  • 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: Nov 20, 2014

    Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed information released by Cumbria Intelligence Observatory that South Lakeland is the top place within the county for start-up businesses. Tim has said this news shows that our area is the 'start up hub' of Cumbria.

    Figures collated by the organisation Banksearch show that there were 724 business start-ups in Cumbria in July-Sept 2014. The highest number was in South Lakeland with 169 start-ups (23% of all start-ups), followed by Allerdale with 138 and Carlisle with 136 (both 19%).

  • Tim also singled out Ambleside councillor Heidi Halliday for praise after her campaign to make sure communities within the National Park did not lose out.
    Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Lakes MP Tim Farron has congratulated hard working councillor Heidi Halliday and campaigners with the Future Ambleside group after news was released by campaigners that Premier Inn have pulled out a deal with the University of Cumbria to build a hotel at the Hill Top building

    Future Ambleside said in a statement: "Future Ambleside have received notification, via correspondence to a member of the group, that Premier Inn are no longer pursuing their proposed budget hotel development of the University of Cumbria's building Hill Top.