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  • Tim with Stephen Hammond MP
    Article: May 9, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron stepped up his campaign for more ambulance provision for the South Lakes during a meeting with a health minister.

    Tim met with Stephen Hammond MP alongside Joan Williamson - a local ambulance campaigner from Bowness.

    The minister said he accepted the pressures faced in rural areas and said he would go away and consider the proposals for more ambulances to be brought to the South Lakes.

  • Tim during health questions
    Article: May 7, 2019

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, local MP Tim Farron secured a meeting with the health minister, Seema Kennedy, to discuss the need for a radiotherapy unit at the Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal.

    Speaking during Health questions, Tim said: "Would the Secretary of State agree to look personally at the case for a new satellite radiotherapy unit to the Westmorland General Hospital tied to the Rosemere unit in Preston?

  • Tim and the West Coast Railways team
    Article: Apr 29, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has renewed his calls for a passing loop on the Lakes Line following the success of the free heritage service run by West Coast Railways over Easter weekend.

    A passing loop, as well as doubling the number of trains that could run on the line, would allow for the possibility for heritage services to run on the line alongside regular passenger trains.

  • Tim on the new electric boat
    Article: Apr 29, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has cut the ribbon at the launch of a new electric pink boat onto the waters of Windermere in aid of Cancer Research UK.

    The boat is available to hire from Windermere Quays Electric Boat Hire and will help raise money through their match-funding initiative.

    The boat, which holds up to ten people, will cost an extra £5 per hour. Windermere Quays have pledged to match the extra £5 so that for each hour the boat is hired £10 will go to Cancer Research UK.

  • Tim and the West Coast Railways team
    Article: Apr 22, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has hailed this weekend's special rail service on the Lakes Line as another massive success.

    The line, which runs from Oxenholme to Windermere, was set to be shut over the Easter weekend due to engineering work on the West Coast Main Line.

    But after discussion between Tim, Network Rail and West Coast Railways, the Carnforth-based company agreed to run a free shuttle service on Easter Saturday and Sunday.