Fylde MP Mark Menzies meets United Utilities chiefs over water issues

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has met with United Utilities chief executive Steve Mogford to seek answers over the area’s current water problems. It is now three weeks since a boiled water notice covering 300,000 homes in Lancashire was put in place after traces of the microbial parasite cryptosporidium were found at Franklaw water treatment works [...]


Today it is three weeks since a boiled water notice was put in place affecting Fylde and the wider area. While it is critical that no risks are taken over people’s health, I have informed United Utilities that I do not believe that is good enough and that it must do everything it can to [...]


Mark Menzies MP supports new animal shelter appeal

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has joined forces with volunteers to help raise money for an under-threat animal shelter. The Member of Parliament attended a fundraising event in aid of Easterleigh Animal Sanctuary at the Station Tavern in Lytham on Sunday. The St Annes-based charity is looking for a new home after the land on which [...]



This week I have been busy liaising with those involved in the current water supply issues affecting Fylde and the wider area. I have asked for regular updates from United Utilities and senior executives have assured me that they are working hard to return supply to normal. I know the Secretary of State, the Rt [...]

Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, on a tour of the Typhoon final assembly facility during a visit to BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire


This week the name of this column may be somewhat inaccurate as, due to Parliament’s Summer Recess, I have been at home in Fylde rather than in Westminster. That is extremely fortuitous as it has meant I have been here to see large parts of the extended Lytham Festival – and what a week it [...]