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Tim Farron MP signing the BritORA broadband petition with Adrian Quine.
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  • Tim in Kendal
    Article: Apr 10, 2015

    Tim Farron has praised a Kendal school has taken first prize in a national challenge, in which schools compete to cycle or scoot the most journeys to school.

    The Big Pedal is the UK's biggest inter-school cycling and scooting competition run by Sustrans, and backed by Olympic champion Sharron Davies MBE.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Apr 9, 2015

    Following on from the news that Blencathra has been sold 'in principle' to a public action group, Tim Farron has called on the Lake District National Park (LDNPA) to do the same with iconic beauty spot Stickle Tarn.

    Today it was announced that Blencathra could be heading into public ownership, following a community group's bid being accepted 'in principle'. Tim has called on the LDNPA to do the same with Stickle Tarn, but he has also used the opportunity to reiterate his call for them to ideally drop the sale altogether.

  • Tim in Kendal
    Article: Apr 9, 2015

    Tim Farron and Chris Hogg - Culture, Arts and Events Portfolio Holder at South Lakeland District Council - have announced a series of grants for local arts and community projects worth £170,400.

    Tim said: "From the Citizens Advice Service to the Hydrotherapy pool at Sandgate School this funding will help so many community groups and good causes to continue the wonderful work they do in our area. I'd delighted to be able to announce this package of funding for so many great organisations."

  • 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: Apr 8, 2015

    Tim Farron has welcomed the news that South Lakeland leads in Cumbria for new company formations.

    Statistics, compiled by www.informdirect.co.uk, have revealed that there were 538 new companies formed in South Lakeland followed by 505 in Allerdale, 477 in Carlisle and 385 in Barrow-in-Furness.

    There are 5.4% more active companies than there were a year ago and 26.1% more than five years ago.

  • 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: Apr 8, 2015

    A buyer is being sought for the Westmorland Shopping Centre in Kendal after its owner fell into administration. Tim Farron has offered to help in any way he can and has stressed that the shopping centre and it's outlets remain open while the joint administrators seek a purchaser.

    Ethel Austin Properties (Kendal) failed on 25 March 2015 with BDO business restructuring partners Sarah Rayment and Kerry Bailey appointed joint administrators.