I recently paid a visit to the Adult Support and Outreach Centre at Clifton Academy in St Annes, where I was delighted to be able to spend some time with the clients who regularly use the services on offer. The centre provides a place for older and vulnerable people to go to socialise with others so they do not become cut off and lonely. There was much celebrating when the service, formerly known locally as Church Road Day Centre, found its new home on Clifton Drive after... Read more »

Former Mayor in Parliament visit

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies was delighted to welcome a Fylde Borough Councillor and former St Annes Mayor to Parliament last week. Cllr Viv Willder was given a tour of the Parliamentary estate before joining Mr Menzies for lunch in the Strangers’ Dining Room. Following the visit, Mr Menzies said: “I often have the pleasure of being able to invite people from Fylde down to Parliament to show off what is not only one of our country’s greatest buildings but is also one that sits at the heart... Read more »

Mark Menzies praises FSB at opening of new premises

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies praised the work of a Fylde based business group during the opening of its new premises. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) began life in Fylde but has gone on to become a nationally renowned organisation which represents the interests of thousands of companies around the country. Mr Menzies joined Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden to open the group’s new office on Sir Frank Whittle Way, St Annes, as part of its ongoing expansion. Following the event, Mr Menzies said: “I was delighted to... Read more »


THIS week I spoke at a debate in Parliament on the subject of planning and its effect on our communities in Fylde. This topic has been extremely controversial of late and I wanted to get across to the Minister the feeling locally that the Government’s attempts to put planning decisions in the hands of local people were not being felt within our communities. Make no mistake about it, when this Government brought out the Localism Act it was intended to move away from the previous Westminster-led approach... Read more »

Fylde MP in charity shop visit

Fylde MP Mark Menzies visited the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shop in Lytham and spent an hour meeting with shop staff and volunteers to learn more about what the BHF is doing in the local community. Mr Menzies said: “It was great to pop in and meet the dedicated members of staff and volunteers that work at the Lytham BHF shop. The BHF is such a fantastic cause and the work they do is vital in the fight against heart disease. “I’d urge people to have a... Read more »
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