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

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Group of campaigners outside Westmorland General Hospital

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  • TF Kendal

    Families of missing people will be given extra help when a loved one goes missing, under proposals announced by the government today. These proposals have been welcomed by South Lakes MP Tim Farron.

    The government's proposals, which fill a gap in the law, would create a new power for relatives of missing people. This would allow families to take care of legal and financial affairs following a disappearance - for example being able to suspend direct debits for mobile phone and utility bills or to make mortgage payments.

    Article / Aug 27, 2014
  • Tim Farron MP and fire-fighters at 10 Downing Street

    Cumbrian MP Tim Farron is writing to the Secretary of State Eric Pickles asking him to run an urgent, independent review of the regional fire control system for the North West.

    Tim's call comes as an investigation is launched into why the controversial 999 call centre ordered firemen from Cumbria to attend an emergency near Bolton. A stunned fire crew at Carlisle East fire station received a printout message telling them about a man trapped near Rivington Reservoir in Lancashire - a 200-mile round trip away.

    Article / Aug 27, 2014
  • Tim Farron MP with his daughter Gracie at Torchlight

    Kendal's MP Tim Farron has thanked McDonalds in Kendal for backing Kendal's Torchlight event and pledging 25 marshals. Tim has said that this shows 'amazing community spirit' and has urged other people to come forward and be involved in the wonderful community event.

    Kendal Torchlight Carnival is, and always has been run by volunteers. The Torchlight mantra is "for Kendal, by Kendal". The mammoth event needs lots of local people to give up their time and effort to help it. Even with the fantastic donation of help from Kendal's McDonalds branch, more help is needed. This year the following roles need to be filled:

    Article / Aug 26, 2014
  • MP Tim Farron has hailed a 'major step forward' in the campaign to deal with the long running flooding issues by the railway bridge at Parkside Road. Tim has praised local campaigner Chris Hogg for leading the community campaign to fix the flooding

    Kendal's MP Tim Farron has praised the work of local councillors Chris Hogg, Clare Feeney-Johnson and Shirley Evans who together with residents have been able to get the green light for a major scheme to fix the flooding on Parkside Road railway bridge.

    The bridge was notorious with local residents to flood every time it rained. Chris had set up a petition which he took door to door, asking residents to sign. He also set up a Facebook group, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1526380757588034/

    Article / Aug 26, 2014
  • Tim Farron with local residents at a Post Office

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is calling on his constituents to get involved with a new Royal Mail initiative.

    Royal Mail is proposing to erect 2000 additional letter boxes across the country, and Tim is asking his constituents to get in touch with their suggested locations.

    Tim said: "I am keen to ensure that residents in my constituency benefit from this proposal and I am therefore asking for suggestions for new letterbox locations, which I will make sure are considered.

    Article / Aug 26, 2014