THIS week has been extremely busy in Fylde as the festive season gets into full swing. Those of you who have been out in Lytham after dark recently will have noticed how wonderful the display of lights adorning the town centre look this year. The annual display is the result of a lot of hard work from a community-minded group of individuals and business people and it was a pleasure to be asked to attend their Christmas Lights Ball at the Clifton Arms this weekend. The event was... Read more »

Mark Menzies on board with new Fylde link to London

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies said a new direct link from rural Fylde to London could help encourage major investment into the area. The Member of Parliament boarded the first Virgin Rail train from Blackpool North to Euston at Kirkham and Wesham Station this morning, after a long campaign to get the service introduced. And Mr Menzies said that improved rail and road links for the Fylde were critical to provide employment and tourism opportunities for the future. He added: “When we were first successful in getting the Blackpool... Read more »

MP visits Fylde aerospace site

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies made his final visit of the year to BAE Systems in Warton for an update on the various projects being carried out on the site. During the visit, Mr Menzies was given a progress report on the £185m Taranis unmanned aircraft programme, before stopping by the Hawk and Typhoon production lines to view the latest units being created. He also met with senior executives to discuss progress with orders and potential export contracts on the horizon. Following the meeting, Mr Menzies said: “I always... Read more »

Fylde MP visits revamped Land Registry building

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has visited a former derelict Government building which is being given a new lease of life in Lytham. The former Land Registry building – Jubilee House – which is situated at the southern end of Lytham Green, was bought by accountancy firm Danbro recently and is currently being converted into a state-of-the-art business hub. The building had been allowed to fall into disrepair after the Land Registry moved into new offices in Warton, and Mr Menzies said he was delighted to see the... Read more »


This week I was delighted to host the annual Air Power Association Dinner in Parliament. The association is the organisation which looks after the interests of the aerospace industry and it was a pleasure to see so many constituents at the dinner from BAE Systems in Warton. The industry is obviously one on which a lot of people in Fylde depend for their livelihoods and it was extremely interesting to hear views from many influential people within the business on where it is heading in the future. I... Read more »
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