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  • Windermere train station
    Article: May 23, 2018
    A district councillor in Kendal is set to propose a motion to South Lakeland Council calling on the Government to strip the rail company Northern of the Lakes Line.
    Councillor Matt Severn has asked for the motion to be tabled at the next full council meeting after 22 out of the 36 scheduled trains on the line yesterday were cancelled.
  • APPG on radiotherapy
    Article: May 23, 2018
    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has been elected the chair of the new All Party Parliamentary Group on radiotherapy.
    The new cross-party group held its first meeting today and agreed on its plan for radiotherapy.
    This will include pushing the Government to increase the funding for the treatment which currently stands at just 5% of the overall NHS cancer budget.
  • 200th anniversary of the Westmorland Gazette
    Article: May 21, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has paid tribute to local newspaper The Westmorland Gazette as it celebrates its 200th year.

    To mark 200 years of the paper, its history is now the subject of an exhibition - "From Wordsworth to the Web" - at the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry in Kendal.

    Tim said: "The Gazette is integral to our community. It is a quality newspaper and at the same time it is warm and human.

  • New commuter train for Dent
    Article: May 21, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed the introduction of a new early morning commuter train for Dent on the Settle-Carlisle line.

    From today, people living in and around Dent will be able to catch the 7.05am train to Leeds and the 6.47am train to Carlisle to commute to work or go shopping.

    Before today, no trains stopped at the station until after 9am making it difficult for people to commute to work

  • Article: May 18, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron will host his next advice surgery tomorrow (Saturday 19th) at Victoria Hall in Grange from 10am to 11am.

    There is no need to book an appointment - you can simply turn up and speak to Tim.

    Tim said: "I would encourage any local residents who have any concerns they wish to raise with me to come along to the surgery tomorrow. I speak with a large number of constituents each week about the issues that affect them and will always do my best to help".