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  • Tim at Holehird
    Article: Apr 12, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to the Chief Executive of Leonard Cheshire, Ruth Owen, formally asking her to put on hold plans to close Holehird care home in Windermere.

    Ahead of a Leonard Cheshire board meeting tomorrow, Tim has asked for the charity to suspend the process of making staff redundant and closing the home, in order to explore other options to save Holehird, including finding a new provider to take over the running of the home.

  • Loraine and her dog Poppy
    Article: Apr 12, 2021

    Liberal Democrat candidate for Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Loraine Birchall is calling on the Government to make dog theft a specific criminal offence to combat the worrying rise during the pandemic.

    DogLost, a charity that helps reunite owners with their lost dogs, saw reported pet thefts soar from 172 dogs in 2019 to 465 in 2020.

  • Article: Apr 9, 2021

    This morning, local MP Tim Farron has launched a campaign to save Holehird care home from being closed.

    Holehird, based on the outskirts of Windermere, has provided care for people with physical disabilities and complex needs for the past 60 years.

    However, the organisation that runs Holehird, Leonard Cheshire, has announced plans to shut it down, with around 60 members of staff set to lose their jobs and 24 residents set to lose their home.

  • Article: Apr 6, 2021

    This morning, South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to the Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, calling for MPs to be able to debate and vote on plans for COVID domestic passports as soon as Parliament returns next week.

    Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced that the Government will be pushing ahead with trials for vaccine passports - a move which Tim has labelled "divisive, illiberal and completely unnecessary".

  • Article: Apr 1, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has warmly welcomed this morning's news that Natural England have launched a new national campaign to promote the Countryside Code.

    Tim has been calling for a widespread public information campaign on the Countryside Code since lockdown rules were first eased last summer.

    Natural England have also updated the Code for the first time in over a decade to help "people enjoy countryside in a safe and respectful way."