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  • Bowness bay flooded back in 2009
    Article: Nov 13, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron's campaign to secure flood defences around Windermere lake took a step forward this week after the Environment Agency and local people agreed on a set of flood relief schemes for the area.

    During a meeting of the Windermere Lake Levels Group, local businesses and residents supported an option put forward by the Environment Agency to protect the communities of Windermere, Backbarrow and Bowness from future flooding.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is backing calls from mountain rescue teams across the UK for an urgent review of a new contract for search and rescue helicopters.

    The new changes mean that search and rescue helicopters won't be dispatched to recover dead bodies or to bring volunteers to safety after completion of their rescue mission.

  • Tim in Parliament
    Article: Nov 12, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has urged the Government to change its policy on school funding which is putting off schools from choosing to take on children with special needs.

    Speaking in the House of Commons, Tim said: "A huge block to social mobility is the Government's policy of forcing schools to pay the first £6,000 of the cost of supporting children with special needs.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron is pressing health bosses to deal with the ongoing NHS dentistry crisis in South Cumbria.

    Currently there is a shortage of NHS dentists in Westmorland and Lonsdale, resulting in no NHS dentist in Kendal accepting any new adult patients.

    Tim has written to NHS England to make the case for more resources, including more NHS dentists in the area.

  • Pancreatic Cancer UK
    Article: Nov 12, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has pledged his support to a campaign demanding faster treatment for people with pancreatic cancer.

    One in four patients with the disease die within a month of diagnosis making it the quickest killing cancer.

    39 people in Cumbria are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year but tragically only 3 on average will survive beyond five years.