Mark’s Column

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

A NEW and unexpected problem has literally arrived on our shores in the last few months – cockle picking. For a while now the area opposite Seafield Road has been plagued by problems as a result of the surge of fisherman out collecting the precious molluscs. I’ve received reports of anti-social behaviour as well as [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

THIS last few weeks I’ve been focused on two massive issues – BAE Systems and the school merger – both of which have caused so much concern. However, to show you that is not the only thing I’ve been working on, I thought I would update readers on the other issues I’ve been dealing with [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

A HIT television show and a chance to save lives are two of good causes I’m doing my best to campaign for this week. And I’m hoping for some audience participation so if you can get involved I would urge you to seize the chance. Firstly, I’m backing a potentially fantastic opportunity for Fylde’s small [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

LAST week felt like the calm before the storm. Aside from answering your letters and emails and dealing with problems, I took a short break spending a little time in the Outer Hebrides with a friend who is the MP for the area. And I’m glad to have relaxed a bit because now I am [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

A BEACH; it’s something that we all, at times, take for granted. We are so lucky on the Fylde coast that we have our beautiful coastline to explore, enjoy and use. And, if you’re not a regular visitor, the beach does seem, of course, to simply exist; to naturally evolve, grow and change. But we [...]