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Tim Farron MP signing the BritORA broadband petition with Adrian Quine.
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  • TF Kendal
    Article: Oct 20, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to a series of major national retailers asking them to look at opening new premises in Kendal.

    Tim has written to major national retailers such as Nandos, Primark, John Lewis and River Island to ask them to meet with South Lakeland District Council's Economic Development Team to discuss business opportunities in the South Lakes.

  • TF rural
    Article: Oct 17, 2014

    The government will cut outdated regulation to allow higher tractor speeds and heavier tractor and trailer combinations from spring 2015. The government has also committed to develop detailed proposals for a roadworthiness test for tractors and trailers. This announcement has been welcomed by South Lakes MP Tim Farron.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Oct 16, 2014

    The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) have published a report highlighting good practice for providers and employers to take forward in their apprenticeship recruitment processes. Tim is urging local businesses both big and small to read the report and take on an apprentice if they haven't previously or maybe look at taking on another apprentice if they already have one.

  • 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: Oct 16, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that the number of empty shops in towns like Kendal has fallen yet again.

    According to figures released by South Lakeland District Council, there were 43 shops classed as empty in Kendal according to the most recent figures, down 11 from the 54 vacant shops recorded in September 2013 when the rate of empty units was 12.41%.

  • Tim at Gilkes
    Article: Oct 15, 2014

    Figures released today show that our area again has the 4th lowest unemployment rate in the UK. This news has been welcomed by South Lakes MP Tim Farron as a 'testament to local businesses and residents'.

    The unemployment figures for September 2014 were published today at 9.30am by the Office for National Statistics.