MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

THIS week I have been busy concentrating on helping constituents with any problems they are having where my intervention may be able to assist. This column is regularly devoted to the bigger issues or events I attend in Fylde and in Parliament but rarely have I talked about the day-to-day work which takes up most of a Member of Parliament’s working week. Every day MPs can receive dozens of letters and emails from constituent’s about a whole range of problems which we then try to resolve with... Read more »

MP hails planning decision

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has congratulated planning chiefs after they turned down plans for 30 new homes in Staining. The scheme, which was planned for a field off King’s Close, would also have provided nine socially rented properties and the site is owned by Co-Op homes. There is now the potential for the application to go before the Planning Inspectorate if the company chooses to appeal the decision. Mr Menzies said: “I am pleased the councillors on the planning committee showed the strength of conviction to refuse planning... Read more »
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Mark Menzies backs cancer charity

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies joined forces with impressionist and comedian Jon Culshaw to pledge his support to Marie Curie Cancer Care. Mr Menzies was attending a Parliamentary event in the House of Commons to celebrate the Great Daffodil Appeal. The Member of Parliament pledged his support to Marie Curie’s flagship annual fundraising campaign and is encouraging local people to donate and wear one of the charity’s iconic daffodil pins. The money raised through the appeal helps Marie Curie provide free nursing and hospice care to support terminally ill... Read more »

Road repairs vital, says Fylde MP

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has urged county hall to apply for new grants to help fix local roads which are crumbling and blighted by pot-holes. The Member of Parliament wrote to Lancashire County Council Chief Executive Jo Turton after the Chancellor announced in his budget last week that he was making a further £200m available for local authorities to repair roads. It comes after county hall recently announced it was to spend £1.25m on road projects in Fylde. Mr Menzies said: “I was delighted when the council announced... Read more »
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MP takes part in ward surgery

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies met with constituents during a councillors’ surgery in St Annes. The Member of Parliament joined with Fairhaven Ward councillors along with police officers and volunteers to speak to people on Alexandria Drive in St Annes to give them the opportunity to raise any issues they may have. And the event proved extremely worthwhile with people taking the time out of their day to speak to Mr Menzies about a range of matters. Following the event, Mr Menzies said: “One of the most rewarding parts... Read more »
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