Tim Farron MP signing the BritORA broadband petition with Adrian Quine.

Building Our Businesses

Group of campaigners outside Westmorland General Hospital

Saving Our Services

  • Tim in Westminster

    A community project to help transform a lakeside park in Windermere has been shortlisted for a £50,000 TV prize. Windermere's local MP Tim Farron has thrown his support behind their bid and paid tribute to John Saunders and the Millerground Enhancement Group Committee for all their hard work.

    The scheme to restore a play area at Millerground on the shores of Windermere will be competing against other community projects for the cash from the 'People's Millions' lottery fund in an X-Factor style TV phone-in on 25 November after ITV Border's flagship news programme Lookaround.

    Article / Oct 31, 2014
  • TF rural

    New farm income statistics underline the volatility challenges across farming sectors, local MP Tim Farron has said today, echoing a call from the National Farmers Union. Tim believes the figures show that rural communities need more help and support from the government and he has called for a 'national farming, production and export strategy'.

    Article / Oct 31, 2014
  • TF Kendal

    As we are about to enter the month of November, South Lakes MP Tim Farron has encouraged local residents to donate food to Kendal's local Food Bank.

    King's Food Bank provides crisis intervention support through the provision of food boxes containing 3-4 days of nutritional, non-perishable food. The food boxes provide short-term emergency food for people in Kendal and the surrounding areas, who are temporarily unable to provide for themselves due to a crisis situation. The food boxes are tailored to suit the needs of the individual or family receiving them; all food is given freely and without agenda.

    Article / Oct 31, 2014
  • TF Kendal

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has helped launch a new awareness campaign to protect those most at risk of investment fraud. Finance regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has this month launched a new campaign to warn people about investment fraud and how to spot a potential scam.

    Investment scams generally involve unexpected phone calls and high-pressured sales tactics for products which often do not exist, including land-banking schemes, carbon credits and rare earth metals.

    Article / Oct 30, 2014
  • Tim speaking in Parliament

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has unearthed figures which show that thousands of businesses in our area are benefiting from lower business rates and small business relief to the tune of over £5 million.

    Tim asked the following question to ministers in Parliament: 'To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many shops in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency have benefited from the reduction in business rates.'

    Article / Oct 30, 2014