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Mark launches schools manufacturing competition

MARK Menzies MP is proud to be launching the We Made It! competition in Fylde, working with local schools and industry to help young people understand how exciting and rewarding a career in manufacturing could be. The competition will invite young people aged 13-16 to submit designs and ideas for a gadget, gizmo, toy or tool they'd like to see made. Any invention, no matter how creative, is welcome and as long as it's realistic enough to be made there's a chance it could be! The entries... Read more »
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Mark calls for action following complaints

FYLDE’s local MP, Mark Menzies, has today called upon Cuadrilla Resources to reduce the impact of geophysical surveying near residential areas. Cuadrilla Resources have, in recent weeks, been undertaking a series of tests to enable a detailed map of the local geology to be constructed. However, this has left some constituents concerned at the level of disturbance. Mr Menzies said: “In recent weeks, I have received a large number of complaints from concerned constituents regarding the disturbance caused to them as a result of the surveys. “Having met with,... Read more »
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Sam’s a little star

A BOY from St Annes has been congratulated by his MP after raising money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Sam Russell, 11, from Lytham, who is severely deaf, organised a “Dreams Can Come True,” pyjama dog walk from Grannys Bay to Park View Playing Fields. He completed the walk alongside a host of other volunteers and his Black Labrador hearing dog, Ember and was met at the finish line by Mark Menzies. Mr Menzies, who is a keen supporter of the charity and has attended events in... Read more »
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Helping a club in need

SOCIAL clubs in need of support are being urged to look at all options to boost their membership and continue to thrive. It follows a visit by Mark Menzies, MP for Fylde, to St Annes British Legion Club. The club contacted The Gazette newspaper to express their concern about beer prices and other problems which are a major concern for clubs throughout the country. So, keen to see the club thrive, Mr Menzies visited the club on Friday to speak to club official Dave Stones and offer his... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

 THE Diamond Jubilee celebrations may be over but it’s pleasing to see the Union flags are still flying high here in Fylde. The celebrations, of course, began with the magnificent river pageant on The Thames on the Sunday and I was lucky enough to be there and the spectacle was incredible. You did not need to the BBC to tell you there were over a million people lining the banks of the Thames – I’ve never seen central London so busy. Despite the drizzle there were no dampened... Read more »