Visit to Global Energy Systems

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies says he is very proud of the technological innovation in his constituency following a visit to an award-winning company. Mr Menzies toured Global Energy Systems,  a developer of renewable energy generating Air Source Heat Pumps which is based in Lytham. Global Energy Systems say the Air Source Heat Pumps can be an important part of the solution to the Government's twin goals of carbon emission reduction and energy security for the UK. The pumps are capable of cutting emissions by 60 per cent and heating bills by 65 per cent and can be fitted to... Read more »

Hall refurbishment plans would boost Singleton

NEW Fylde MP Mark Menzies has thrown his weight behind plans to refurbish Singleton Village Hall. Singleton Parish Council and the Village Hall committee are desperate to overhaul the building which they say binds their community together. But so far three National Lottery bids have been unsuccessful. Now the committee and parish council are keen to launch a new effort to win funding and have turned to their MP for advice. Mr Menzies met with parish council chairman Coun Bob Gallagher and Fylde Borough Coun Maxine Chew over the... Read more »

Mark meets staff at Lytham Insurance firm

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has praised workers at Lytham-based insurance giant Aegon following a tour of their workplace. Mr Menzies was keen to meet with staff and senior executives at Aegon as they prepare for a consultation process over the refocusing of their business. It is possible that some jobs could go as part of the process with the company looking to cut costs by around 25 per cent. Despite the uncertainty though, Mr Menzies said he was impressed by the positive attitudes of the workforce. “It was a... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

MOST people will by now be aware of the phrase “the big society.” Launched by the Prime Minister last week, who called it his “great passion,” the policy aims, in simple terms, to give power to the people. The concept will give local groups the chance to run facilities like libraries and post offices, shape housing projects and even get involved in the running of transport services. It’s an idea I fully support and I’m delighted to say it seems to be already in... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Life as a Member of Parliament, I’m finding, can be very, very busy. Each day, I have a diary packed full of appointments with everyone from the Chancellor of the Exchequer to international ambassadors. Take last week for instance. I had a packed diary, visiting businesses and the local youth MP in the constituency while also speaking four times in the House of Commons. I have also met, along with other North West MP’s, with the Chancellor of the Exchequer while attending defence briefings, an event... Read more »