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  • Kendal’s MP Tim Farron has heralded the second Comic Arts Festival held in the town as
    Article: Oct 20, 2014

    Kendal's MP Tim Farron has heralded the second Comic Arts Festival held in the town as "fantastic". Tim believes the event has given the town a 'significant economic boost'.

    Thousands of comic fans flocked to Kendal for a weekend of events, talks and exhibits.

    Tim visited Ruskins Bar on Friday to meet the staff and see the how the bar had been turned into 'the Batcave' for the weekend. This year 36 businesses in Kendal paired up with schools, colleges and community groups to create an 'art trail'.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Oct 20, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to a series of major national retailers asking them to look at opening new premises in Kendal.

    Tim has written to major national retailers such as Nandos, Primark, John Lewis and River Island to ask them to meet with South Lakeland District Council's Economic Development Team to discuss business opportunities in the South Lakes.

  • TF rural
    Article: Oct 17, 2014

    The government will cut outdated regulation to allow higher tractor speeds and heavier tractor and trailer combinations from spring 2015. The government has also committed to develop detailed proposals for a roadworthiness test for tractors and trailers. This announcement has been welcomed by South Lakes MP Tim Farron.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Oct 16, 2014

    The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) have published a report highlighting good practice for providers and employers to take forward in their apprenticeship recruitment processes. Tim is urging local businesses both big and small to read the report and take on an apprentice if they haven't previously or maybe look at taking on another apprentice if they already have one.

  • 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: Oct 16, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that the number of empty shops in towns like Kendal has fallen yet again.

    According to figures released by South Lakeland District Council, there were 43 shops classed as empty in Kendal according to the most recent figures, down 11 from the 54 vacant shops recorded in September 2013 when the rate of empty units was 12.41%.