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  • Tim in Parliament
    Article: Jan 15, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron's campaign to bring a radiotherapy unit to Kendal took another step forward last week after the Government announced it will officially look into the effect long travel times have on a cancer patient's ability to recover.

    During a debate led by Tim in Parliament on access to cancer treatment, health minister Jackie Doyle-Price announced that the Government will produce a report on whether travel times affect outcomes.

  • Tim and Eric Morrell at Hampsfell Road car park
    Article: Jan 15, 2018

    Local residents who work in Grange will soon be able to take advantage of cheaper parking in the town centre.

    From April, a new 'early bird' rate will be available in the Hampsfell Road car park. Parking will cost just £1 a day for drivers who arrive in the car park before 9am.

    The rate is in addition to the existing £1.20 a day charge at the Berners Close car park further out of the town centre.

  • Will Clark and Vicky and Vivienne
    Article: Jan 9, 2018

    Local Lib Dem County Councillor Will Clark says he is strongly opposed to plans to erect multiple zipwires across the valley of Thirlmere.

    In a letter to the Lake District National Park Authority, Will raised concerns over the project's safety and said that Thirlmere valley was "definitely the wrong place for this kind of thing".

  • Tim in Parliament
    Article: Jan 8, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron will lead a debate in the House of Commons this Wednesday on the subject of access to cancer treatment for patients.

    Currently most people needing radiotherapy treatment in South Cumbria have to travel over an hour to their nearest radiotherapy unit in Preston.

    Tim said: "It's estimated that one in six of us will need radiotherapy to treat cancer at some point in our lives, but easy access to this treatment can depend entirely on a postcode lottery.

  • Article: Jan 8, 2018

    Commenting on the news that Jackie Daniel is to step down as Chief Executive of the Morecambe Bay Hospitals Trust, South Lakes MP Tim Farron said:

    "Jackie has done an absolutely amazing job.

    "The Trust's remarkable turnaround from being in special measures to now being rated as 'good' is testament to the years of hard work and sheer determination from Jackie and all of the staff at our local hospitals.