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  • Article: Sep 25, 2020

    Local Liberal Democrat councillor Janet Willis has welcomed the introduction of cheaper parking at the Buxton Place car park in Ulverston.

    The changes - which were led and funded by Ulverston BID - saw prices slashed from £1.20 for an hour down to 50p, and from £2.20 for two hours down to £1.00.

    Janet, who instigated the reduced 20p per hour charge in Stockbridge Lane, said: "Times are tough for many people so it's right that as councillors we work with organisations like Ulverston BID to look into every possible way to help local residents.

  • Macmillan Coffee Morning
    Article: Sep 25, 2020

    Local MP Tim Farron has today raised a mug in support of Macmillan's Coffee Morning and is encouraging residents in the South Lakes to do the same.

    Now in its 30th year, the charity fundraiser usually sees millions of pounds donated every year to help support people affected by cancer.

    This year it is more important than ever to support Macmillan's flagship Coffee Morning, one of the UK's longest-running fundraising events. Due to coronavirus the event is facing a staggering 71% income drop of £20 million, the cost of more than 350 Macmillan specialist cancer nurses in England for a full year. A fundraising fall of this magnitude could risk more than 80,000 cancer patients missing out on support from a Macmillan nurse next year.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2020

    Commenting on the Chancellor's Winter Economic Plan which was announced this afternoon, local MP Tim Farron said: "I welcome the fact that the Chancellor has announced a winter package of support with bespoke measures for the hospitality and tourism sector - something which myself and Cumbria Tourism have been campaigning for since the end of April.

  • Tim speaking during the UQ
    Article: Sep 24, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, South Lakes MP Tim Farron urged the Government to keep their promise that no renter who has lost income due to coronavirus would lose their home.

    On Monday, the ban on no-fault evictions ended, with charities and campaign groups wanring that tens of thousands of private renters could be at risk of losing their home.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2020

    South Lakes MP and Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson Tim Farron has secured an Urgent Question in the House of Commons following a loophole in the Government's legislation to end the eviction ban, which has left an estimated 55,000 households at risk of being evicted since Monday.

    It comes the same day as Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson in the House of Lords Olly Grender will use a motion in an attempt to try and block the legislation from going ahead.