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    Article: Jul 28, 2014

    Local MP Tim Farron has today called on villages throughout the South Lakes to put themselves forward for a rural 3G pilot being run by Vodafone. He hopes to re-create the success we had in last year's competition when Witherslack was chosen as a pilot scheme.

    Vodafone UK has launched a national programme giving up to 100 rural communities across the UK the opportunity to apply for mobile access. Vodafone is calling for communities to work together, in partnership with their local MP, to apply for the installation of Vodafone's innovative Open Sure Signal technology in their villages and hamlets and bring Vodafone 3G mobile coverage to their area. In addition to Vodafone's domestic Sure Signal device, up to one million people could have mobile signal in their community.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Jul 28, 2014

    Following on from the news that Chorley Council is looking at becoming a unitary authority, South Lakes MP has called for a public debate on whether South Lakeland should become the same.

    Chorley Council has announced plans to become a unitary authority to "deliver services more effectively".

    The borough council has held talks with Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles about the move. Under the current two-tier structure, Lancashire County Council (LCC) runs 85% of services, including schools, highways and social services.

  • Article: Jul 26, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has paid tribute to Windermere councillor and Cumbria County Council deputy leader, Jo Stephenson, who sadly died last night in hospital.

    Speaking this morning, Tim said: "Jo was a wonderful councillor, colleague and friend. He got involved in local politics, giving up a lucrative career in law because he wanted to make a difference to the community he loved. He was committed, passionate and determined. My thoughts and prayers are with Hilary and his children at this awfully tragic time. We will miss him terribly."

  • Tim in Sedbergh
    Article: Jul 25, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is encouraging everyone in his constituency to get involved in National Parks Week-whether they live inside the Lake District National Park or not.

    National Parks Week takes place from 28 July-3 August, and celebrates the diverse and varying environments found in our national parks and the great opportunities they provide for leisure, relaxation, exercise and learning.

  • Tim in Westminster
    Article: Jul 25, 2014

    South Lakes MP and Lib Dem Party President Tim Farron has this morning said that the Liberal Democrats have helped to restore the UK economy to pre-crash levels.

    The UK economy has grown by 0.8% over the last quarter, meaning the country has now exceeded the level of economic output we had before the banking crisis in 2008.