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  • Tim Farron on a family day out
    Article: Jul 23, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is holding his next advice surgery at Kendal's Castle Street Centre from 10:00 and 11:00am on Friday morning (25 July).

    Between 10 and 11am Tim will be at the Castle Street Centre listening to issues raised by local people and trying to help them. No appointments are needed - you can just turn up!

  • TF rural
    Article: Jul 22, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron and Lakes Councillor Heidi Halliday has welcomed the news that a major investment could re-open Troutbeck Pool.

    Announced at the Lakes neighbourhood forum, David Howell has secured a major investment and will be working with Choices Health Club. The pool, which has found trading increasingly difficult because of rising energy costs and falling user numbers, went into administration in 2011.

  • Tim Farron MP at Kendal Nursery School
    Article: Jul 22, 2014

    Hundreds of disadvantaged schoolchildren in Cumbria are reaping the benefit of the Pupil Premium, according to local MP Tim Farron. Tim highlighted figures from the education regulator Ofsted which showed a 2.1% increase in attainment for students on the pupil premium.

    Figures show that last year 25.9% of youngsters from poorer backgrounds in Cumbria achieved five or more GCSEs at A* to C grade. This is up from 23.8% in 2012 as payments introduced by the Liberal Democrats in Government begin to have a greater impact.

  • Tim in Westminster
    Article: Jul 21, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed a major report urging councils to use 'all the tools at their disposal' to promote safe road sharing between cyclists and drivers.

    The Transport Committee's report on cycling safety which was released on Friday, said a cycling budget of £10 per head by 2020 is essential to fund long-term development of cycling infrastructure to make our roads safer for cycling.

  • TF rural
    Article: Jul 21, 2014

    South Lakes MP and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hill Farming Tim Farron MP has welcomed the news that by 2017 all of central government will commit to buying fresh, locally sourced, seasonal food, so that all food that can be bought locally will be bought locally.

    By 2017, all of central government will commit to buying fresh, locally sourced, seasonal food, so that all food that can be bought locally will be bought locally. This will be done through a new, simplified food and drink buying standard, 'The Plan for Public Procurement', which was launched today to benefit thousands of British farmers, small businesses, rural economies and the British public.