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Farron backs Bill to save local post offices

January 24, 2007 11:16 AM

Local MP, Tim Farron will dash back to London this Friday to back the Sustainable Communities Bill, when it is due to be debated on the floor of the House of Commons.

Mr Farron has long supported the introduction of a Sustainable Communities Bill, and was one of the leading signatories to the Early Day Motion which called for its introduction.

Last year at a packed meeting at which Mr Farron spoke at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal overwhelming support was given to the Bill, which will give local communities the power to decide which local services they should have. The Bill for example would give local villages the right and the resources to keep open local post offices threatened with closure.

Tim Farron said:

"Friday is normally a day that I devote to spending time amongst the communities that I represent.

"This Friday I will be supporting my communities by backing this Bill which will give our local towns and villages the power to decide what facilities they want locally rather than constantly being on the receiving end of cuts dictated from far away."