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MP joy after day centre finds new home

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has revealed his delight after helping secure new premises for a vital day care service in St Annes. Church Road Day Centre currently operates from the Church Road Methodist Church and provides a place for older and vulnerable people, particularly those with mental health needs, to go to socialise with others so they do not become cut off and lonely. However, in September the management revealed the service could no longer afford to operate from its current home and needed new premises. Following the... Read more »

MP to meet Flooding Minister to discuss Fylde issues

MP Mark Menzies is to hold top level talks to discuss issues with flooding in Fylde. The move comes after Environment Agency North West revealed it had missed out on funding for the East Lytham Project, a scheme to discover the issues causing the saturation of land around Main Drain and Liggard Brook, for the next two years. While work is currently ongoing to replace the old penstocks at the Preston Road Bridge with a modern new system, which it is hoped will allow water to drain... Read more »

Mark Menzies puts breast cancer treatment on the agenda

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies, has joined leading UK charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s call for the issue of access to drugs to be made a top priority, and help put breast cancer back on the agenda. Mr Menzies attended a reception at the House of Commons where the charity called on the Government to bring about a new focus on breast cancer, with the aim of introducing a fair system where effective new treatments are routinely made available to patients. The Member of Parliament said: “Breast cancer is... Read more »


THERE was an excellent turnout in Lytham this weekend for the annual Christmas lights switch-on ceremony. While often these events see a local pop star or actress drafted in to flick the switch, Lytham’s festive display was this year turned on by In Bloom chairman Jim Leake, after the town was named the best in Britain at the national awards last month. It was a fitting tribute to those volunteers who worked so hard to bring home the title and Mr Leake received a brilliant reception from... Read more »
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MP attends opening of new park in Warton

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies today paid tribute to the people behind a new aircraft-themed children’s playground in Warton. The site, which is located behind the village community centre on Lytham Road and is intended for use by children under five, has been installed by Bryning-with-Warton Parish Council – after money and time were donated by BAE Systems, the parish council and the people of the village. Mr Menzies attended the official opening of the playground on Saturday and said he was delighted to see so many youngsters... Read more »