Search is on for Fylde’s Woman of the Year

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has today launched his annual campaign to find Fylde's Woman of the Year. Mr Menzies has teamed up with the Lytham St Annes Express and Lytham businesswoman Katie Fieldhouse to find that one woman who goes above and beyond for the good of the community, for a third year. From successful business people who make the perfect boss to selfless volunteers working with vulnerable members of society; judges want to hear about the efforts of Fylde women which may otherwise go unnoticed. Mr Menzies... Read more »

Fylde MP calls for nuclear jobs for North West

The Fylde coast's burgeoning energy sector has been given a huge boost by business minister Greg Clark. Speaking in Parliament in response to a question from Fylde MP Mark Menzies on the nuclear sector, Mr Clark said there were 'big opportunities in the sector with regard to skills and the expansion of industries'. Mr Menzies has been keen to highlight the energy college under construction in the Enterprise Zone at Blackpool Airport in recent weeks, as well as the work to create fuel rods for nuclear reactors... Read more »

Fylde MP welcomes conference centre funding

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed a Government funding package that will bring a conference centre back to Blackpool, benefiting the entire Fylde coast. The Growth Fund cash was announced by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP. The new conference centre will be built at the rear of Blackpool's historic Winter Gardens centre. Mr Menzies said: "“This money is a huge shot in the arm for the entire Fylde coast and its tourism economy. “This money will help bring about the... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I held several key meetings in Fylde, looking into some of the biggest issues in the constituency. Firs up was a meeting with Network Rail down at Kirkham and Wesham Station, where I received an update on the works set to transform the site. I'm delighted to see the station will finally be accessible for all, with the installation of two lifts, along with the creation of a new platform. Once the works are complete, we will see up to eight direct services a day to... Read more »

Fylde MP’s call for release of Lytham Hall Heritage Lottery audit report

The operators of Lytham Hall should release a report into why it lost its Heritage Lottery funding, says Fylde MP Mark Menzies. Mr Menzies met with the head of the region's Heritage Lottery Fund to discuss its decision to rescind a £1.7m Lottery grant awarded to the Grade I-listed Georgian mansion. The newly-appointed head of the Lottery organisation's North West region, Nathan Lee, revealed the organisation cannot release an auditor's report into the matter due to it being about a commercial third party - but said he... Read more »