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  • Sedbergh Post Office
    Article: Oct 3, 2016

    South Lakeland MP Tim Farron cut the ribbon to officially reopen Sedbergh Post Office following its modernisation and refurbishment.

    The Post Office, based inside Penny Black store at 24 Main Street in Sedbergh has been refurbished and now has longer opening hours. The new store and Post Office opening times are from 7am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday and 7am - 12.30pm on Saturday.

  • Article: Oct 3, 2016

    The "utter incompetence" of the Government's Rural Payments Agency will leave taxpayers to foot the bill. South Lakes MP Tim Farron is demanding immediate action from the Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom MP.

    The Basic Payment Scheme is currently funded by the EU, but is administered in the UK by the RPA. The final deadline for completing payments is fast approaching - any payments not made by the 14th October will not be eligible for EU funding and will instead have to be funded by the UK Treasury.

  • Article: Oct 3, 2016

    South Lakeland MP Tim Farron has uncovered figures showing that a local health trust has raised almost a million pounds through car parking fees in the last year.

    The figures obtained by Tim show that in 2015/16, the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust made £833,000 from car parking charges. This total has increased by almost 40% over the last 5 years.

  • Article: Sep 30, 2016

    A damning government inquiry published this week about late-night hospital discharges for elderly patients must lead to real reform, South Lakes MP Tim Farron has insisted.

    The Public Administration Committee's report highlights "worrying and unsafe discharge practices", acknowledging the "human costs of poor discharge, causing suffering and distress for patients, and anguish for their carers and relatives". The report concluded this is a "persistent problem" and recommended that the Health Secretary introduce changes so that "only those who want to be are discharged between 11pm and 6am".

  • Article: Sep 29, 2016

    Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed a national report showing that the quality of life and wellbeing of South Lakes residents is amongst the highest in the North West and significantly above the national average.

    The report released this week by the Office for National Statistics reveals that the life satisfaction of residents in the South Lakes is the joint second highest of any local authority in the North West, and is significantly above the average for the UK.