Mark visits shale gas site

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has visited a shale gas drilling site in Fylde to check out the process for himself. Concerns have been raised by a number of constituents following a documentary about shale gas drilling in America. Comments were also made about a lack of information. So, keen to ensure there are no problems in Fylde, Mr Menzies visited the site for himself and spoke to the site operators, Cuadrilla Resources. Mr Menzies said: “I urged Cuadrilla to carry out more public consultation to let people know exactly... Read more »


BY the time many people come to read this a public inquiry into the infamous Fylde travellers site up in Hardhorn will be well underway. It’s been a hugely controversial subject and one I have received a huge number of emails and letters on since the election in May. Countless breaches of planning regulations have been reported by worried local people and complaints about anti-social behaviour, noise disruption and traffic issues are very common. The situation has also clearly worried people from other parts of the borough many... Read more »

Fabulous Feast for Ten

MARK Menzies has urged local residents to take advantage of a special offer and tuck in to some tasty treats at a discounted rate. Mr Menzies shared a meal with friends at the newly re-opened Tiggis Restaurant on Wood Street, St Annes on Saturday. The group, including local councillors Paul Rigby and Patricia Fieldhouse, were taking advantage of Fylde Council’s “Feast for Ten” initiative which sees many top local restaurants offer special discounted menus during January and February. The deal is aimed at boosting trade during the quieter months of... Read more »


IT seems an awfully long time ago when I asked my first parliamentary question, back on 24th June last year. My focus was farming and I spoke out to ask DEFRA minister James Paice, himself a farmer, what he was doing to try and cut down the massive regulatory burden on the industry. With farmers regularly telling me about the huge loads of tiresome paperwork they are forced to fill out to comply with directives, claim grants and prove they are maintaining standards I felt it was... Read more »

CAB supported in Fylde

FYLDE residents have been urged to ‘ make use of their “important” Citizens Advice Bureau service. The message comes from local MP Mark Menzies who visited Fylde Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) on Moor Street, Kirkham this week, meeting with staff and discussing a number of issues. Among them were the impact of public sector budget savings on residents, working together to help people and how to best raise awareness of the work done by CAB. Mr Menzies said: “The staff at CAB are clearly exceptionally knowledgeable about everything... Read more »