MP’s delight at ‘outstanding’ care home rating

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has congratulated an 'outstanding' Fylde care home after it was inspected by the Care Quality Commission. The CQC found the quality of care provided by Starr Hills, in Ansdell Road South, Ansdell, to be outstanding following the inspection in November 2016. The report has just been released. Starr Hills offers personal care to older people. Set on two floors all bedrooms are single with en-suite facilities. There were 36 people living at Starr Hills at the time of the inspection visit. The service was... Read more »

Last chance to nominate Fylde’s Woman of the Year

The deadline for the Fylde Woman of the Year title is fast approaching. Entries have been flooding in for the annual event, held by MP Mark Menzies and the Lytham St Annes Express, which aims to highlight the unsung heroes of the area. But there's still time to nominate. Mr Menzies said: "This campaign is about giving credit where it is due, and to highlight the work of many women that can go unrecognised. "We ae looking for the business leaders, carers, community stalwarts and volunteers who always go... Read more »
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MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week it is Recess in Parliament, following some frantic voting on Brexit. It was great to be invited to AKS to take part in the British Heart Foundation-backed Healthy Heart day. Every child at the junior school was given the opportunity to see and practice CPR, and teachers, parents and other members of the community were invited along as well, to make sure as many people as possible can help in a medical emergency. I practised CPR on a dummy and had a chat with many of... Read more »
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Fylde MP Mark Menzies praises community healthy heart project

Fylde MP Mark Menzies took part in a healthy heart day at AKS School. Pupils, teachers, parents and members of the community were invited to learn how to carry out CPR, and how to clear a blockage from someone's throat. Mr Menzies said: "It was great to be invited to AKS to take part in the British Heart Foundation-backed Healthy Heart day. "Every child at the junior school was given the opportunity to see and practice CPR, and teachers, parents and other members of the community were invited... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP says Virgin’s pricing policy ‘fleeces’ Preston passengers

Fylde MP Mark Menzies met with Virgin Rail representatives over its unfair pricing policy on the West Coast Main Line Mr Menzies called the meeting after several complaints from constituents over the rail fair from Preston to London - which can be four times the price of the journey from Lancaster to London, despite being further away. He said: “Virgin were left in no doubt of the strength of my feelings, and my constituents’ feelings on this matter. “They do not want to be charged more than three... Read more »