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

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  • TF rural

    The cost of rural crime is on the increase according to a new report from one the UK's biggest farm insurers. South Lakes MP Tim Farron has said more must be done to deal with rural crime.

    A survey carried out by NFU Mutual, released in August, showed an increase of 5.2% in rural crime, costing Britain £44.5m in 2013.

    Article / Sep 1, 2014
  • Mintfest logo

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has this morning praised Lakes Alive, the team behind Mintfest & everyone involved for an 'amazing' event. Tim said the 3 day extravaganza was 'an absolute triumph'.

    Mintfest 2014 saw more than 60 artistic companies arrive from across the UK, Europe and beyond.

    Tim said: "Mintfest is the high point in the cultural calendar of the South Lakes. Mintfest has everything and offers 3 days of fun and excitement. It really puts our area on the map and puts Kendal in the shop window as a major arts hub.

    Article / Sep 1, 2014
  • Tim and the Lib Dems at WGH

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has this afternoon welcomed the news that University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust have appointed Glenys Marriott to oversee improvement at Morecambe Bay hospitals trust.

    Glenys will be responsible for overseeing the programme of work to deliver the further improvements needed following the recent Care Quality Commission hospital inspection.

    Article / Aug 29, 2014
  • TF Kendal

    With Westmorland Show Day just around the corner, South Lakes MP Tim Farron has announced he will be holding a day long advice surgery at the event.

    The show, held on Thursday 11th September 2013 from 8am - 5.30pm, is one of the highlights of the community calendar in the South Lakes, attracting on average 30,000 people through the gates. Tim will be at his usual stand (H265) by the front entrance of the site.

    Article / Aug 29, 2014
  • Tim Farron MP at Kendal Nursery School

    With the new school year just a week away, an estimated 13,162 four to seven year olds in the county will now be eligible for free school meals. South Lakes MP Tim Farron has said that this policy will make a massive difference for pupils and their families.

    This is because free school meals are now available to all children in reception, years one and two. They continue to be means tested from year three. According to the Department for Education (DfE), 13,162 pupils will benefit from the scheme throughout the county.

    Article / Aug 29, 2014