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  • Article: Jan 19, 2018

    The Government's failure to assure hill farmers that they will receive vital support in the future could see the end of the family farm, local MP Tim Farron will say at a meeting of local farmers this weekend.

    Earlier this month the Government announced it would only commit to making payments to farmers for the next four years - with no clarity that there will be specific support for hill farmers.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has tabled a motion in Parliament which calls on the Government to give local councils the power to considerably increase council tax on second homes.

    Last month the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority became the first local authority in the country to formally offer in principle support for a five-year pilot scheme in which council tax would be significantly increased on second homes in the park.

  • Windermere team at Broad Street
    Article: Jan 19, 2018

    Liberal Democrat district councillors Dyan Jones and Andrew Jarvis are calling for rapid action on parking issues in Windermere & Bowness.

    Windermere Town Council have today released an in-depth report on parking in Windermere which highlights many of the problems that the Lib Dem team hear on the doorstep.

  • Tim Farron MP and Jamie Reed MP pulling pints
    Article: Jan 17, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron will join forces with parliamentary colleagues from across Cumbria next week to host a parliamentary event to showcase Cumbrian business and produce.

    The event, known as 'Cumbria Day' will be held in Parliament next Wednesday 24 January and will be sponsored by Sellafield and Taste Cumbria.

  • Affordable housing in Grange
    Article: Jan 17, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed a new development of ten affordable homes in Grange, which are soon to be occupied.

    The development at OverSands View on Allithwaite Road was built by Russell Armer Homes for South Lakes Housing.

    Tim was shown around the homes with the Grange's mayor, Peter Endsor, Jonathan Brook, Councillor for Housing and Innovation at South Lakeland District Council, and local district councillor Eric Morrell.