MP Mark Menzies welcomes development grant for historic gem

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed the award of a £165,500 Lottery development grant to improve one of the Fylde coast's biggest tourism attractions. The award from the Heritage Lottery Fund means a full Lottery bid can now be worked up for historic Fairhaven Lake. Mark Menzies said: “I wrote to ministers and the Heritage Lottery Fund to support the Fairhaven Lake bid and demonstrate the real need we have to develop this popular Fylde tourist attraction. “Fairhaven Lake is a wonderful place to visit, but we know... Read more »

Rail works welcomed by Fylde MP after ‘generation of neglect’

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed the start of works to improve rail services on the coast after they were neglected for 'more than a generation'.

As part of a package of work to upgrade the railway line between Preston and Blackpool, passengers are set to have better, easier access to more reliable train services at a key railway station in the Fylde.

From November 2017, Network Rail will begin work at Kirkham and Wesham station to increase the number of platforms... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP welcomes £1.7m fund to fill 23,000 Lancashire potholes

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed news that more than 23,000 potholes will be filled in Lancashire thanks to a new fund issued by the Government. Fylde road users will benefit from a dedicated £1.7m pothole fund, which will keep the country moving and build a country that works for everyone. This cash is part of a £1.2bn fund for local road that the Conservative Government is allocating to councils to repair and rebuild our transport links. This funding will improve roads, cut congestion and improve journey times... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I was delighted this week to once again ask a question at Prime Minister’s Question Time. There are some 1,200 workers at the Springfields site in Fylde who rely on the nuclear industry to sustain their jobs. So I pressed the Government on the need to support the industry and the site with new nuclear projects. I asked for the Government to ensure that Springfields can supply fuel to the Moorside Nuclear Power Station in Cumbria, where there is a proposal to build three new AP1000 reactors. Such a... Read more »

Fylde MP backs new nuclear site and jobs boost

New nuclear power proposals for Moorside in Cumbria could protect hundreds of Fylde coast jobs. Prime Minister Theresa May declared the nuclear industry has a ‘crucial role’ in our country’s energy needs as she welcomed proposals from NuGen and Toshiba to develop a new nuclear power plant at Moorside. She made a statement in Parliament after Fylde MP Mark Menzies pressed her on the issue, hoping the new scheme will secure hundreds of jobs at Springfields in Salwick. At Prime Minister's Question Time, he asked: "Westinghouse Springfields site... Read more »