South Lakeland MP Tim Farron has labelled the government's decision to reject a Lib Dem amendment to the Housing Bill as "short-sighted and counter-productive". The Lib Dem amendment would have increased flood protection for new homes.
The plans were included in a Liberal Democrat amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill which had cross-party support in the House of Lords. Despite the Lords winning the vote on the issue, the Government has chosen to overrule it in the Commons.
South Lakes MP Tim Farron yesterday cut the ribbon to open a new extension at Holgates Caravan Park, as part of a series of events to celebrate 60 years of the park.
An afternoon tea was held yesterday with 150 guests to celebrate the opening of the new extension at Holgates Caravan Park. Festivities will continue over the weekend with a beer festival and family fun day planned, as well as a 1950s band to take visitors back to 1956 - the year Holgates was created.
South Lakeland MP Tim Farron has called for EE to do whatever is necessary to restore mobile phone signal to Dentdale without delay. The area has been without phone signal for two weeks following problems with the mast.
Tim has been contacted by a number of local residents who are distressed by the loss of signal.
South Lakes MP Tim Farron last night gave a speech in London, setting out the positive, progressive case for EU membership and the importance of this referendum for future generations.
In his speech, Tim said: "There is much more to this Referendum than the economy, crucial though that is. It is also about more fundamental questions such as: what sort of country will my children be living in when they grow, what sort of country will their children live in? What is the international legacy we want to leave to the coming generations?... This decision is not so much about the here and now, but about the impact on our children and our children's children. It is about the character of our country.
Following the opening of the A591 this morning, local MP Tim Farron has called for efforts to be focused on repairing and reopening the other bridges which remain closed across South Lakeland.
The A591 was finally reopening this morning, 157 days after it was closed due to flood damage. However, there are still a significant number of bridges which remain closed across South Lakeland, including Sprint Bridge in Burneside and Gowan Old Bridge in Staveley.