Posted on: February 5th, 2014 by admin
FYLDE MP Mark Menzies will host a Dementia Friends session for people to learn more about helping those suffering from the debilitating illness.
Mr Menzies’ aim is for Fylde to become one of the UK’s first Dementia Friendly communities and the session is key to getting that project off the ground. He is also keen for the constituency to become a pioneer when it comes to dementia diagnosis and treatment and raised the issue during a private meeting with the Health Secretary,... Read more »
Posted on: February 3rd, 2014 by admin
FYLDE MP Mark Menzies is looking forward to exciting times at Lytham Hall after paying a visit to the historic stately home.
Lytham Hall joins Blackpool Tower as the only other Grade 1 listed building on the Fylde coast and is rightly seen as a jewel in the area’s crown.
But times have been hard for the former seat of the renowned Clifton family, and the house and its grounds are in need of extensive refurbishment.
That project is now underway and Mr Menzies visited the hall to... Read more »
Posted on: January 30th, 2014 by admin
FROM my own school days I was always politically aware and wanted to visit the Houses of Parliament from a young age, but never had the opportunity until later in life.
With that in mind it was a pleasure to welcome students from Carr Hill High School’s 6th form to Parliament this week where they were given a tour of the estate before they met up with me and asked me questions about my role in Westminster.
The students seemed very keen to see first-hand the seat... Read more »
Posted on: January 29th, 2014 by admin
FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has taken a stand against prejudice by signing the Holocaust Memorial Day Book of Commitment.
To mark the annual event this week, Mr Menzies signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s pledge in the House of Commons, honouring those who died during the tragedy as well as the extraordinary survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people about what they endured.
This Monday marked the 69th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the... Read more »
Posted on: January 23rd, 2014 by admin
THIS week I have been busy dealing with a raft of issues which are concerning constituents from around Fylde.
As a Member of Parliament, planning is something over which I can have limited influence as decisions have always been left to local councils to make without interference from Westminster.
However, in Wrea Green Fylde Borough recently turned down four planning applications for housing developments in the village, which I feel was the right decision.
It now appears the developers behind those four schemes have appealed to the Planning... Read more »