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  • Article: Dec 29, 2017

    South Lakes residents have expressed their delight as Highways England give the green light to work at Cross-a-Moor on the A590.

    Local Lib Dem county councillor Janet Willis has been at the forefront of the campaign to improve the junction and make it safer.

    Work at Cross-a-Moor has been supported by South Lakeland District Council, who made a grant towards the scheme. Janet has also helped to secure support and funding from the county council and local enterprise partnership.

  • Article: Dec 21, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed today's announcement that the Windermere ferry will once again allow passengers to buy their tickets from a member of staff on board.

    Tim said: "I've been working with local residents for many months now to be able to get on board ticket payment reinstated.

    "It's great that we've won this battle and I'm very grateful to all those in the community who have helped to put pressure on the officers to win this successful U-turn.

  • Article: Dec 21, 2017

    Local MP Tim Farron has presented a petition to Parliament which calls for an Urgent Treatment Centre to be brought to Westmorland General Hospital.

    The petition, which has attracted over 2,500 signatures during recent months, calls for a centre which will provide better access to urgent care closer to home for South Lakes residents.

  • Article: Dec 20, 2017

    Local MP Tim Farron has presented a bill in the House of Commons which would make it a legal requirement that people should not have to travel more than the national guideline of 45 minutes to reach their nearest radiotherapy centre.

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

  • Article: Dec 20, 2017

    Police in Cumbria are facing a real-terms cut of £880,000 next year, South Lakes MP Tim Farron has revealed.

    Today the government announced that core funding for police budgets will remain exactly the same as last year.

    Taking into account inflation, that means Cumbria Police will face a real-terms cut of £880,000.