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Tim Farron MP signing the BritORA broadband petition with Adrian Quine.
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  • TF Kendal
    Article: Jun 24, 2015

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed new figures showing that 130 people in Westmorland & Lonsdale have been helped off benefits and are now running their own businesses, under the New Enterprise Allowance scheme.

    The New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) aims to help unemployed people claiming out of work benefits who wish to start up their own business. Participants in NEA work with a business mentor to develop their business idea. Once they have started trading and left benefits, they receive a weekly allowance.

  • 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: Jun 24, 2015

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has praised the council for 'backing business' and supporting the creation of a business hub in Kendal.

    South Lakeland District Council's Cabinet has today approved the refurbishment of offices at 124 Highgate, Kendal, to create the new business 'hub'.

    The refurbished building would provide training suites and office accommodation and create an enterprise centre as part of the DEFRA-funded Rural Growth Network.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Jun 23, 2015

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has said local residents deserve to know what will happen with any proposed extensions to the National Park boundaries in Cumbria and should not have to put up with being left in limbo.

    Tim said the lack of a decision from Government is affecting people's homes, property prices and planning issues within the area affected. Tim has tabled a parliamentary question to try and force the issue. He has also asked for a parliamentary debate on the long running saga.

  • Tim on his annual summer tour
    Article: Jun 23, 2015

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has today released his list of advice surgeries for June, July and August.

    The dates are as follows:

    • Friday 26 June - Victoria Hall, Grange-Over-Sands - 10:00-11:00am
    • Monday 13 July - Appointment only - please call 01539 723403 - 10:00-11:00am
    • Saturday 18 July - Kirkby Lonsdale Institute - 10:00-11:00am
    • Friday 24 July - Shakespeare Centre, Kendal - 4:00-5:00pm
    • Friday 31 July - South Lakes Foyer, Kendal - 4:00-5:00pm
    • Thursday 6 August - Marchesi Centre, Windermere - 10:00-11:00am
  • Tim in Westminster
    Article: Jun 22, 2015

    Over 200 of the party's leading councillors have backed Tim Farron's leadership campaign, including the party's two elected mayors and three of the party's principal authority leaders - Peter Thornton (South Lakeland), Keith House (Eastleigh) and Sue Derbyshire (Stockport).

    Led by directly elected mayors, Dorothy Thornhill and Dave Hodgson, the councillors serve on over 109 authorities from Cornwall to Aberdeen. They form the back bone of the party's campaigning wing. Tim has committed to rebuilding the party from the bottom up, building on the success and experience of campaigners like these.