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MP holds football youth surgeries in Kendal

April 6, 2012 4:21 PM

Tim after his MUGA surgery event at Sandylands.South Lakes MP Tim Farron has announced that on Thursday 12th April he will be holding his annual youth surgeries on three estates in Kendal.

This year Tim will be holding his surgeries on Thursday 12th April, starting at Sandylands at 10:30am, then onto Kirkbarrow at 12:30pm and then onto Hallgarth for 2:30pm. All the events will be held at the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)

Last year over 200 young people joined Tim on Hallgarth, Kirkbarrow and Sandylands estates to play football and talk to Tim about the issues that matter to them. Tim played games of five-a-side football on the multi use games areas with the local youngsters, before sitting down to discuss issues of concern.

Many of the youngsters are keen to see extra investment in the games areas, the size of the pitches increased and adding extra safety screening. However national issues of importance, such as crime, were raised as well.

Tim said: "I think it is very important to engage with the young people in our are and the Easter holiday gives me the perfect chance to discuss the issues affecting them. It's also great for me to get the occasional game of five-a-side in!

"Obviously the games areas are important to young people but I always enjoy hearing from them about their concerns on other issues such as crime and jobs. I always take their concerns on board and try to act on their comments, so that they can see that they can really make a difference."