Mark Menzies MP on board with Guide Dogs’ Talking Buses campaign

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has backed a campaign to make travelling by bus easier for the blind or partially sighted. The Member of Parliament attended a reception at the Houses of Parliament to support the Guide Dogs charity’s campaign to make sure all new buses have audio visual (AV) next stop announcements, which are vital for those with limited vision. The reception, which was addressed by Bus Minister Baroness Kramer, highlighted how the announcements enable blind and partially sighted people to understand their location and prevents them from... Read more »


This weekend was the 70th anniversary of the Freckleton air disaster and I was pleased to see the number of people who came out to pay their respects on a date which helped shape the history of that part of rural Fylde. The tragedy saw a United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) Consolidated B-24 Liberator come down in a violent storm during a routine test flight from the nearby Warton Aerodrome, now BAE Systems, on August 23, 1944. During the crash, the aircraft devastated Holy Trinity Primary... Read more »


Over the years I have attended many meetings concerned with the state of the moss road which links St Annes to the M55. The single track country lane has always been used by drivers needing to access the motorway and since it was closed amid safety concerns I have received a large number of complaints about the impact on Fylde’s road system. For some time now a new road has been planned as part of the Queensway housing development so, when the current lane was closed, Lancashire... Read more »


I am writing this week while watching closely the humanitarian crisis currently unfolding in northern Iraq. I recently attended a church service at St Joseph’s in Ansdell where I spoke to a number of parishioners who were deeply concerned about the situation and I promised to write to the Foreign Secretary on their behalf. In that letter I explained to the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP that, as a Member of Parliament, I am extremely distressed when I read reports of the abuse of Christians by extremist... Read more »

Fylde MP meets cancer campaigners

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has met local campaigners in Parliament to find out more about Cancer Research UK’s bid to help more people survive the disease. He met with Fylde residents Alexander Whittam and Clive Barley to find out about the charity’s plan that within 20 years three in four of all cancer patients will survive at least ten years. Following the meeting, Mr Menzies said: “It was a pleasure to see Alexander and Clive again and listen to their stories. I want to do what I... Read more »
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