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  • Tim speaking during Justice Questions
    Article: Oct 11, 2019

    On the floor of the House of Commons this week, ministers agreed to meet with local MP Tim Farron to discuss restoring access to justice in the South Lakes.

    The Government closed Kendal magistrates' court back in 2017 meaning that people in the South Lakes have to travel to Barrow for their nearest court.

  • Eating disorder APPG
    Article: Oct 11, 2019

    On World Mental Health Day, local MP Tim Farron has written to the Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group to ask them to keep their promise of a specialist one-to-one eating disorder service for young people in South Cumbria.

    Back in February 2016, the Government allocated £5m to be used to create a bespoke county-wide service, but over three years later there are still no signs of this happening.

  • Tim in Staveley
    Article: Oct 11, 2019

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron will host his next Community Q&A session tomorrow (10th October) at Staveley Village Hall from 7pm to 9pm.

    The meeting is open to everyone, and residents will be able to put their questions to Tim and raise and discuss any issues of concern.

    Tim said: "One of the best parts of my job is getting out into the community, listening to local issues and acting on them.

  • Article: Oct 9, 2019

    In Parliament this morning, local MP Tim Farron urged ministers to invest in local rural bus services and upgrades to the Lakes Line in a bid to tackle the climate emergency.

    Almost 16 million people visit the Lake District each year, but an estimated 83% of those arrive by car.

    Speaking during the debate on the Government's plan for net zero emissions, Tim said: "Not only does the use of diesel and petrol-powered cars have a devastating impact on the environment, but the Government's failure to invest in public transport prevents people from choosing better options.

  • Article: Oct 9, 2019

    Commenting on the news that Barclays are taking away the ability for their customers to withdraw money from local post offices, South Lakes MP Tim Farron said:

    "By stopping customers from being able to withdraw money from their local post office branch, Barclays is throwing our local communities under a bus - especially after closing branches in towns like Milnthorpe, Grange, Ambleside, Coniston and Sedbergh.