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MP praised for work on new A585 bypass

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies was congratulated by the Transport Secretary in the House of Commons for helping secure a £41m new bypass to ease congestion in rural Fylde. The A585 at Singleton has long been blighted by regular traffic jams and plans for a new road have been on the agenda for more than 20 years. However, difficulties over funding have meant that the new road has never been built. Yesterday, Minister without Portfolio, Grant Shapps MP, visited the area to announce the bypass would be constructed between... Read more »

Fylde MP presses PM for action at Warton Enterprise Zone

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies urged the Prime Minister to ensure that the Government is pushing for investment in advanced manufacturing at the Warton Enterprise Zone. The Member of Parliament raised the issue with David Cameron during this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons and he agreed that enterprise zones provided Britain with the opportunity to increase investment from overseas. Mr Menzies said: “I thank the Prime Minister for his Government having designated Warton in my constituency as an enterprise zone, but may I ask... Read more »
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MP’s joy at move to protect land in Lytham

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies today welcomed news that councillors had voted to take responsibility for public open spaces in Lytham, to protect them from potential development. Mr Menzies first became involved in the issue when UK Asset Resolution (UKAR), the taxpayer-owned holding company which took on the three parcels of land on the Belfry estate following the collapse of Northern Rock, was planning to put them up for auction to the highest bidder, sparking concerns they may be bought by developers for housing. The Member of Parliament... Read more »
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Mark Menzies welcomes new mental health services

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has welcomed the opening of a new hospital which will provide state-of-the art mental health services on the Fylde coast. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Heather Tierney-Moore was handed the keys to the Harbour, on Preston New Road, during a ceremony this week. During the event, Mr Menzies was given a tour of the new facilities by trust chairman Derek Brown and told about the new in-patient and community services which will be available, particularly surrounding dementia. The Member of Parliament said:... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I spoke at a debate in Parliament on the subject of shale gas and made some serious points to the Energy Minister about the regulation of the industry. This is a subject which I have raised regularly in the House of Commons and one which commands my full attention, due to the effect it could have on Fylde if two planning applications for sites at Roseacre Wood and Preston New Road are given the go-ahead by Lancashire County Council. During the debate I outlined my... Read more »
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