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  • Tim presenting the youth mental health petition to Andrew Bennett
    Article: Feb 16, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has handed over a petition calling for there to an be out-of-hours service for young people experiencing a mental health crisis in South Cumbria.

    The petition, which has over 2,200 signatures, was presented to Andrew Bennett, the Chief Officer of the Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group - the organisation which holds the purse strings for health services across South Cumbria.

  • Tim at the pharmacy in Hawkshead
    Article: Feb 16, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has written to the Department for Health following their silence over the current pharmacy crisis.

    Tim tabled a motion in Parliament calling for there to be an 'Essential Community Pharmacy Scheme' to allow independent pharmacies to get funding upfront, but nearly three weeks later the Government are still yet to respond.

  • Ambleside team at Kirkfield
    Article: Feb 14, 2018

    Work is under way to give an estate in Ambleside a much-needed clean-up thanks to local Lib Dem councillors.

    Councillors Will Clark, Vivienne Rees and Vicky Hughes have been working hard with local residents to tidy up the Kirkfield estate.

    The local district council has removed the fly tipping behind one of the houses, and has agreed to inspect the damaged fences and clear the tree and shrubbery debris within the next 10 days.

  • Mary Wilson in Cartmel
    Article: Feb 14, 2018

    Liberal Democrat councillor Mary Wilson is backing new plans for a new pedestrian footbridge in Cartmel.

    It's hoped a new bridge will make it easier for people to walk from the Priory to the Square on the other side of the river.

    The Environment Agency have agreed to plans for the footbridge following an intervention from local MP Tim Farron.

  • Tim on the A591
    Article: Feb 13, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron says the Government's decision not to include a key Cumbrian road from a new funding scheme is a 'big mistake'.

    The Major Road Network will see more money allocated for some of the country's busiest and most economically important local authority 'A' roads.

    However, the A591, which runs from Kendal through to Keswick, has not been included in the draft plans for the new scheme.