MY WEEK IN WESMINSTER

I met this week with Lancashire's new Chief Constable Andy Rhodes who knows Fylde very well, having served and lived here for a long time. We met to discuss a number of issues, not least the amount of work police officers are dedicating to people with mental health difficulties. The force has an entire team dedicated to high volume callers, who repeatedly call 999 when it is not necessary. Read more »

Fylde MP Mark Menzies welcomes jobs figures

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed new jobs figures which show unemployment is at its lowest level since 1975. The total number of unemployed people in Mr Menzies' constituency is 690, a rate of 1.8 per cent. And more young people have found employment in the past year; there were 115 claimants aged 18-24 in Fylde in July 2017, 35 lower than July 2016. Nationally, the number of unemployed people fell 57,000 in the past month, 157,000 fewer than a... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Huge congratulations to local lads Daniel Cuffe and Peter Taylor for a successful Lytham Festival which saw tens of thousands of visitors converge on Fylde. There were some hardy souls on the last night watching the Proms, but every credit to them for doing so – they were given a musical treat that was second to none. Following the high winds last year which saw two nights cancelled, I’m delighted to see that the show went on this time around. Read more »
Fylde MP Mark Menzies with resident Steve Hannan

Fylde MP tackles parking issues in Lytham

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has asked Lytham residents how they would like to see a chronic parking problem outside their homes solved. Mr Menzies has written to residents after he received complaints about the number of cars parked for lengthy periods outside people’s homes. Roads affected include Westwood Road, Beach Street, Ashton Street and Gregson Street. Mr Menzies said: “It’s obvious there are a... Read more »

Fylde MP pleased at standard of barracks accommodation

All of the accommodation for soldiers and their families at Weeton Barracks in Fylde is up to or even better than the standard expected. Fylde MP Mark Menzies wrote to the Secretary of State for Defence to ask: "What plans his Department has to upgrade and improve the accommodation for service personnel and their families at Weeton Army Camp?" Defence minister Tobias Ellwood replied: "There are no significant improvement works required for the service families accommodation (SFA) at Weeton Barracks. "All of the SFA occupied by Service personnel and... Read more »