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  • Article: Sep 20, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron wants to hear from local people about their views on the idea of a tourist tax to raise funds for local infrastructure.

    The idea was mentioned several times during Tim's recent summer tour, and he's keen to start a conversation with local residents, councils and the tourism industry to find out what people think and whether the idea has any merit.

  • Article: Sep 20, 2018

    Commenting on today's report from the Office for Rail and Road that found that a lack of accountability led to this summer's rail chaos, South Lakes MP Tim Farron said:

    "This confirms what local people who endured a summer of misery on the railways already knew - no-one in the rail industry was prepared to take responsibility, leaving passengers high and dry at the end of the line.

  • Tim
    Survey: Sep 19, 2018
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    Tim wants to hear from local people about their views on the idea of a tourist tax to raise funds for local infrastructure.

    The idea was mentioned several times during Tim's recent summer tour, and he's keen to start a conversation with local residents, councils and the tourism industry to find out what people think and whether the idea has any merit.

  • Bowness bay flooded back in 2009
    Article: Sep 18, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has accused the Government of betraying local people by rejecting flood defence plans for Windermere lake after new figures showed that almost 100 businesses were flooded back in 2015.

    In answer to a Written Parliamentary Question from Tim, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said that 94 businesses around the lake had been flooded two years ago.

  • Councillor Hazel Hodgson
    Article: Sep 17, 2018

    Local Liberal Democrat councillor Hazel Hodgson will lead a protest march this Friday (21st) against plans for a power station in Old Hutton.

    Plans were rejected by South Lakeland District Council back in January, but modified plans have been submitted by the developer.

    The march starts at 3.30pm at Old Hutton Primary School and will see the protestors walk down to the proposed site and back up to the school field.