MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week has been dominated by the horrific news coming out of Tunisia, as the death toll of British victims continues to rise following the shocking attack on holidaymakers in Sousse. The deplorable aggression directed at innocent people who were simply enjoying their holiday is deeply saddening. My thoughts are with the families of the victims at this difficult time and particularly that of Denis and Elaine Thwaites, the Fylde coast couple killed in the incident. The current priority is helping Britons who remain in Tunisia whilst... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP thanks Citizens Advice volunteers

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has thanked staff and volunteers at Fylde Citizens Advice for providing constituents with the support they need to solve problems. Mr Menzies met people from across the service during an event in Parliament, where he was told more about the work staff do helping residents with a variety of issues. The Member of Parliament said: “Fylde Citizens Advice does a great job in helping people solve their problems while developing the skills and confidence they need to help themselves. “As Member of Parliament for... Read more »
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Fylde MP backs business start-up schemes

Mark Menzes MP has welcomed new figures showing the success of the Government’s Start-Up Loans and New Enterprise Allowance schemes in helping provide growth and jobs for Fylde families. The latest statistics show that Start-Up Loans have already helped 29 people in Fylde set up a business, with £170,000 worth of loans approved locally since the scheme launched in 2012. In addition, the New Enterprise Allowance has helped a further 70 Fylde residents launch their own company. Following the release of the new figures, Mr Menzies said: "This... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week Lancashire County Council are to make a decision over plans for two shale gas exploration sites at Roseacre Wood and Westby-with-Plumpton. I have always said that I feel it is imperative that decisions over shale gas sites are made by locally-elected representatives who can make judgements based on specific factors which are relevant to those areas. I know there are many arguments for and against these sites which councillors have heard in recent days, weeks and months and, while I have no powers over planning,... Read more »
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Fylde MP breaks ground on new St Annes development

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies donned a hard hat and hi vis jacket to mark the ground-breaking of McCarthy and Stone’s new Retirement Living development in St Annes. Mr Menzies also had the opportunity to view forthcoming plans for the development during the visit and said it was vital that older people were able to maintain their independence into retirement. He added: “It was a pleasure to formally mark the start of construction at the new development. “Maintaining independence is incredibly important, and as we are living longer, it’s... Read more »
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