Fylde MP Mark Menzies calls for urgent action on crumbling road

Clifton Street letter NEW Fylde MP Mark Menzies has written to Lancashire County Council to demand action is taken over the dangerous state of Lytham's main shopping street. Mr Menzies has written to the authority highlighting the pothole-ridden state of Clifton Street. He said: "I wrote to the authority highlighting this issue before Christmas and I am aware of one pothole being filled in - that is wholly unsatisfactory. "Since then, that repair has failed and the entire carriageway is starting... Read more »

Fylde MP’s tribute to Jimmy Armfield CBE

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has paid tribute to Jimmy Armfield CBE. Mr Armfield, a member of England's 1966 world cup winning squad and Blackpool Football Club legend, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, following a battle with cancer. Mr Armfield was a football pundit for the BBC in recent years, and a well-known community figurehead who supported a great number of good causes. Mr Menzies said: "I'm very sad to hear of the death of former Blackpool and England legend Jimmy ArmfieId. "He was so much more than a world-class footballer.... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I met Bev Sykes from Just Good Friends at home in Fylde. Bev and her group are some of the most driven people I know. Their work to combat loneliness is exemplary. There are more than 300 members of the group now, meeting up to five times a week and going on trips. Not only is this organisation helping people meet new friends, it is also helping ensure those... Read more »

Fylde MP Mark Menzies told local authorities can restrict shale gas site numbers

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has written once again to ministers to ask for protections to be put in place to limit the number of shale gas sites in an area. Mr Menzies wrote to question the potential density of shale gas sites within close geographical proximity to each another. He said: "It is my consistent, longstanding view that the Government must ensure shale gas well sites are not permitted to be built within close proximity to other well sites. Read more »

Fylde MP Mark Menzies objects to Roseacre shale gas appeal

Roseacre objection 1Roseacre objection 2                     Fylde MP Mark Menzies has reiterated his call to planners to not allow a shale gas site to be developed at Roseacre Wood in Fylde. Mr Menzies objected to the proposed site when the scheme was first rejected, and has now written to the Development Management Group of Lancashire County Council to once again outline his concerns over HGV traffic around the site, and to ask... Read more »