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  • Article: Sep 29, 2020

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is urging Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group to save Goodly Dale GP surgery in Windermere after responses from their own consultation showed an overwhelming support for the services to stay at the current practice.

    It comes ahead of a crunch meeting where commissioners will decide whether to close the practice and disperse the patient list to nearby GP practices, or to keep the surgery open and find a new provider.

  • Cllr Will Clark
    Article: Sep 28, 2020

    Local Liberal Democrat County Councillor Will Clark has welcomed the news that Ambleside library will reopen next month.

    The library was shut back in March following government guidance on controlling coronavirus.

    At a meeting of Cumbria County Council's South Lakeland Local Area Committee last Thursday, Will raised the importance of the library to the community and encouraged council officers to reopen it as soon as possible.

  • Article: Sep 25, 2020

    Local Liberal Democrat councillor Janet Willis has welcomed the introduction of cheaper parking at the Buxton Place car park in Ulverston.

    The changes - which were led and funded by Ulverston BID - saw prices slashed from £1.20 for an hour down to 50p, and from £2.20 for two hours down to £1.00.

    Janet, who instigated the reduced 20p per hour charge in Stockbridge Lane, said: "Times are tough for many people so it's right that as councillors we work with organisations like Ulverston BID to look into every possible way to help local residents.

  • Macmillan Coffee Morning
    Article: Sep 25, 2020

    Local MP Tim Farron has today raised a mug in support of Macmillan's Coffee Morning and is encouraging residents in the South Lakes to do the same.

    Now in its 30th year, the charity fundraiser usually sees millions of pounds donated every year to help support people affected by cancer.

    This year it is more important than ever to support Macmillan's flagship Coffee Morning, one of the UK's longest-running fundraising events. Due to coronavirus the event is facing a staggering 71% income drop of £20 million, the cost of more than 350 Macmillan specialist cancer nurses in England for a full year. A fundraising fall of this magnitude could risk more than 80,000 cancer patients missing out on support from a Macmillan nurse next year.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2020

    Commenting on the Chancellor's Winter Economic Plan which was announced this afternoon, local MP Tim Farron said: "I welcome the fact that the Chancellor has announced a winter package of support with bespoke measures for the hospitality and tourism sector - something which myself and Cumbria Tourism have been campaigning for since the end of April.