Mark Menzies demands answers over cryptosporidium outbreak

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has today called on the Drinking Water Inspectorate to provide answers over the cause of last year’s cryptosporidium outbreak across Lancashire. The incident saw thousands of homes left without clean water for a month while water company United Utilities attempted to identify the source of the issue and decontaminate supplies. Following the outbreak, an independent investigation was launched by the Drinking Water Inspectorate – but a year has now passed and people are still awaiting the result of that inquiry. Mr Menzies said: “I... Read more »
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Fylde MP Mark Menzies welcomes new dementia garden at Clifton Hospital

Fylde MP Mark Menzies today welcomed a new dementia garden to be created within the grounds of Clifton Hospital. The new beauty spot will see a tranquil and relaxing space created for patients, which will allow them to enjoy the fresh air, while providing the necessary security and safety in the grounds of the hospital on Clifton Drive, St Annes. Clifton Hospital has three wards which cater for patients with varying levels of dementia. Last year, its nurses received Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Team of... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP contacts Secretary of State over traveller site decision

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has slammed a decision by the Planning Inspectorate to allow travellers to remain on an illegal site near Staining. The group moved onto the land off Fairfield Road, Hardhorn, in November 2009 and Fylde Council has since been involved in a protracted legal process to return the site to its original condition after rejecting their subsequent planning application for a change-of-use for the agricultural land. After exhausting all options to remain on site following a seven-year campaign, the group submitted a planning application... Read more »
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Fylde MP picks litter for Trinity Hospice at Lytham Festival

Fylde MP Mark Menzies rolled up his sleeves and got to work picking litter in support of Trinity Hospice. The Member of Parliament headed to Lytham Festival on Thursday night to join the army of volunteers working on site on behalf of the Fylde coast care facility. Around 180 of Trinity’s 800 volunteers were working at the event, undertaking a variety of jobs including keeping the Green tidy and taking tickets – while raising much-needed funds for the charity. Organisers Cuffe and Taylor will donate £10,000 to Trinity... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP urges Network Rail to promote Blackpool South line

Mark Menzies MP has urged rail chiefs to consider improving the under-used South Fylde line when looking for solutions over the planned closure of the main route into Blackpool. Network Rail will suspend services into Blackpool North next year while it carries out vital improvement works on the track and is currently looking at options to ensure people can still reach the resort by train. And Mr Menzies, who is a long-term campaigner for more frequent services on the Blackpool South line, said the company would not... Read more »
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