Fylde MP backs business start-up schemes

Mark Menzies MP has welcomed new figures showing the success of the Government’s Start-Up Loans and New Enterprise Allowance schemes in helping provide growth and jobs for Fylde families. The latest statistics show that Start-Up Loans have already helped 29 people in Fylde set up a business, with £170,000 worth of loans approved locally since the scheme launched in 2012. In addition, the New Enterprise Allowance has helped a further 70 Fylde residents launch their own company. Following the release of the new figures, Mr Menzies said: "This... Read more »


This week Lancashire County Council are to make a decision over plans for two shale gas exploration sites at Roseacre Wood and Westby-with-Plumpton. I have always said that I feel it is imperative that decisions over shale gas sites are made by locally-elected representatives who can make judgements based on specific factors which are relevant to those areas. I know there are many arguments for and against these sites which councillors have heard in recent days, weeks and months and, while I have no powers over planning,... Read more »

Fylde MP breaks ground on new St Annes development

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies donned a hard hat and hi vis jacket to mark the ground-breaking of McCarthy and Stone’s new Retirement Living development in St Annes. Mr Menzies also had the opportunity to view forthcoming plans for the development during the visit and said it was vital that older people were able to maintain their independence into retirement. He added: “It was a pleasure to formally mark the start of construction at the new development. “Maintaining independence is incredibly important, and as we are living longer, it’s... Read more »


THIS week I was delighted to be able to host a Parliamentary reception for staff from BAE systems. As many people will know, the company is Fylde’s biggest employer with more than 6,000 people working at its site in Warton. I’m extremely proud of the work that goes on there and often tell people I meet that the Eurofighter Typhoon and Hawk aircraft are built in Fylde. I was delighted to be able to welcome the Prime Minister to Warton in March and show him some of the... Read more »

Mark Menzies welcomes Lytham station improvements

Fylde MP Mark Menzies said he was delighted to hear about plans to improve Lytham Railway Station in time for the forthcoming Lytham Festival. The Member of Parliament paid a visit to the platform to learn more after a group of local businesspeople joined forces to raise the money to carry out the work. The plans will see the concourse rejuvenated with new planters and signage brought in to improve the first impression for thousands of visitors to Lytham. The group will work with Fylde Borough Council and... Read more »
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