Tim Farron met with young disabled people to discuss access in Kendal

5 October 2015

Tim Farron at RiverviewTim Farron, the recently elected leader of the Liberal Democrats and the local MP for Kendal, is supporting the campaign by young disabled people to improve access in Kendal.

Our YouthAbility activity and skills group in Kendal invited Mr Farron to visit their club to hear their concerns about making the town more disabled-friendly.

They asked him about a range of issues including dropped kerbs, narrow pavements and difficulties getting into shops.

‘It was brilliant to meet with the YouthAbility team and support their campaign to improve facilities for disabled people in our area.  I have long campaigned to improve facilities in Kendal and the South Lakes and we have had some real successes — investment on skate parks, games areas and facilities.

‘I look forward to working with YouthAbility in the months ahead and together I hope we can make a real difference.’ — Tim Farron MP

Mr Farron pledged his support for their campaign to introduce a star rating system to celebrate good access and encourage businesses to do more to support disabled customers.

The next stage of the campaign will see the young people carrying out their own 'access audit' around the town over the next few months.

‘We really appreciate our MP taking the time to talk and listen to our views. The young people really enjoyed getting the chance to ask Tim Farron about a range of local issues, as well as his work as our local MP.’ — Sharon Clegg, YouthAbility co-ordinator


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