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Mark Menzies pledges charity support

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies met with charity bosses to offer his support as they look to secure funding to continue their important work. Home-Start Fylde helps families with young children deal with any issues they might have and supports parents as they learn to cope by helping improve their confidence and allowing them to build better lives for their children. Mr Menzies, who is a patron of the charity, met with the team at their headquarters in St Thomas’s Church, St Annes, on Friday and told bosses... Read more »
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MP meets union over potential job cuts

THE Member of Parliament for Fylde met with union chiefs at Westinghouse’s Springfields site following the announcement of potential job cuts at the plant. Mark Menzies arranged the meeting after it was revealed Canadian firm Cameco had chosen to end its contract with the company two years earlier than expected, putting a number of jobs at risk. And Mr Menzies wanted to offer his support to workers during a time of uncertainty at the site. He said: “Following a meeting with management, it was important for me to... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

THIS week I have been busy concentrating on helping constituents with any problems they are having where my intervention may be able to assist. This column is regularly devoted to the bigger issues or events I attend in Fylde and in Parliament but rarely have I talked about the day-to-day work which takes up most of a Member of Parliament’s working week. Every day MPs can receive dozens of letters and emails from constituent’s about a whole range of problems which we then try to resolve with... Read more »

MP hails planning decision

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has congratulated planning chiefs after they turned down plans for 30 new homes in Staining. The scheme, which was planned for a field off King’s Close, would also have provided nine socially rented properties and the site is owned by Co-Op homes. There is now the potential for the application to go before the Planning Inspectorate if the company chooses to appeal the decision. Mr Menzies said: “I am pleased the councillors on the planning committee showed the strength of conviction to refuse planning... Read more »
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Mark Menzies backs cancer charity

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies joined forces with impressionist and comedian Jon Culshaw to pledge his support to Marie Curie Cancer Care. Mr Menzies was attending a Parliamentary event in the House of Commons to celebrate the Great Daffodil Appeal. The Member of Parliament pledged his support to Marie Curie’s flagship annual fundraising campaign and is encouraging local people to donate and wear one of the charity’s iconic daffodil pins. The money raised through the appeal helps Marie Curie provide free nursing and hospice care to support terminally ill... Read more »
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