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  • Tim
    Article: Jul 20, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has criticised United Utilities for planning to take half a metre of water from Windermere, a plan which would make it impossible for most of the boats to operate on the lake.

    United Utilities say they are applying for a drought permit to take half a metre of water from the lake, unless there is "meaningful rain" between now and September.

  • Tim
    Article: Jul 20, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to the Home Secretary, urging him to re-think the Government's decision to slash police numbers after new figures showed a sizeable increase in crime in Cumbria.

    According to the Office for National Statistics, recorded crime in the county has increased by 12% over the past year which is around the same as the national average.

  • Article: Jul 20, 2018

    Liberal Democrats in South Lakeland have moved to introduce more parking for local residents and visitors in Kendal.

    Liberal Democrats on Cumbria County Council have announced that the car park at County Hall, which is currently only available to council staff, will soon be available to the general public.

  • Radiotherapy manifesto launch
    Article: Jul 18, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has today launched a cross-party manifesto for radiotherapy in Westminster.

    The all-party parliamentary group on radiotherapy, which Tim is the chair of, has produced a manifesto which calls on the Government to increase its investment in radiotherapy and improve access to treatment.

  • Article: Jul 16, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has been working to alleviate the problems caused by the closure of the Windermere Ferry.

    Earlier this month Cumbria County Council announced that the ferry, which was forced to close at the end of May due to an engine fire, might not be back up and running until October.

    Tim has spoken to senior staff at CalMac, who run almost all of the ferries to the Scottish islands, to see if they have a spare small car-ferry or to see if they have an engine for the ferry sooner than the current timescale.