Mark Menzies in talks over water works

MP Mark Menzies met United Utilities chiefs to discuss a multi-million pound project which will protect Fylde’s water supply for years to come. The 10-year £12m project, which began in 2006 in East Lancashire, is moving into its final phase and will see workmen moving on to the Fylde coast, beginning at Westby and then heading into Blackpool in the coming months. The scheme will see new pipelines laid to replace old infrastructure which is at risk of leaking and causing water discoloration for homes in Lytham... Read more »


THIS week I have been busy speaking to various people about the imminent closure of Blackpool International Airport. Since the airport was put up for sale last month, I have been in regular contact with current owners Balfour Beatty and it is very sad a final decision to close its doors now appears to have been made by the operator. However, I have recently been having conversations with potential buyers and investors, my fellow Fylde coast MPs and the Transport Minister to discuss ways to make the... Read more »

Fylde MP in talks with BAE Systems over jobs threat

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies today said he would work closely with BAE Systems’ management in a bid to save jobs in Warton. The Member of Parliament met with senior managers at the Warton site after it was announced that 286 managerial roles could be at risk from the company’s Military Air & Information (MAI) arm in Lancashire. During that meeting he made it clear that he was available to support the company in any way he could as it attempts to mitigate against compulsory redundancies in the... Read more »

Mark Menzies meets tidal barrage mastermind

MP Mark Menzies met with a leading businessman to discuss a tidal barrage scheme which could power more than five million homes. The multi-billion pound project, which would see a barrier built across the River Ribble as well as Morcambe Bay and the Mersey, would also vastly reduce journey times around the North West due to roadways being included on each of the crossings. Mr Menzies this week met Alan Torevell, the man behind the North West Business Leadership Team’s proposals, at his constituency office in Fylde... Read more »


I was disappointed this week to hear that Blackpool International Airport could be on the verge of closure due to the operator being unable to sell the business to an appropriate buyer. I recently met with the airport’s managing director to discuss the issues currently faced by the hub and had hoped Balfour Beatty would be able to find a company which could take the airport on and make it more profitable and viable. I offered to do all I could to represent the airport’s interests and... Read more »
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