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  • 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.

  • Tim with local officers
    Article: Apr 20, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has launched a petition demanding more front-line officers for the South Lakes.

    The call comes after the deputy chief constable of Cumbria Police, Mark Webster, confirmed during a meeting of Cumbria County Council that there were only eight visible police officers on patrol for the whole of the South Lakes at any one time.

  • Kendal East councillors
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    Local parks in Kendal have received a funding boost thanks to local Lib Dem councillors.

    Helen Ladhams, Eamonn Hennessey and Rachael Hogg, who all represent the Kendal East Ward on South Lakeland District Council, have used their locality budget to invest in £1,500 worth of new play equipment on the Castle Estate play area.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2019

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has presented a bill to Parliament calling for much greater funding support for local schools after it was revealed that special educational needs funding in the North West has been slashed by 24% over the past 5 years.

    A recent report released today by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) found that our region has been the hardest hit by the cuts, with funding reduced by 17% nationally.