MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I met with members of AFC Fylde’s Community Foundation team to discuss the excellent work they do across Fylde. It was a pleasure to meet Tom and Chris and listen to the enthusiasm they have for the various projects they have ongoing, and their plans for the future. As well as working with ex-offenders, schools and children’s groups across Fylde to engage with participants through sport, I learnt that the foundation is also working with young people at Weeton Barracks, many of whom have now... Read more »
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Fylde MP backs Love Your Local Market campaign

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has urged residents to Love their Local Market after a national campaign was launched to support street traders. The Love Your Local Market (LYLM) scheme this year runs between May 17th and 31st and the Member of Parliament said markets provide a great way for local producers to sell their goods. And Mr Menzies, who worked in marketing for some of the UK’s largest supermarket chains before entering Parliament, believes campaigns such as Love Your Local Market provide an excellent platform to remind... Read more »
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Mark Menzies MP supports the Great British Food Campaign

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has revealed his pride in backing the national Great British Food Campaign. From Lytham Brewery to Bonds of Elswick Ice Cream, Fylde boasts some of the highest quality food and drink producers in the UK. And now the five-year Great British Food Campaign, led by Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, has been set up to further promote British food and drink at home and abroad. The Great British Food Unit will support the campaign, turbo-charging exports, supporting inward investment and championing the excellence of home-grown... Read more »
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Fylde MP praises young orators at national final of Rotary competition

Fylde MP Mark Menzies praised young public speakers following the national final of the Rotary Club’s Youth Speaks competition at Kirkham Grammar School. The prestigious event saw teams of youngsters from across Great Britain head to Fylde this weekend to speak on a range of topics in front of a panel of judges. Following the competition, Mr Menzies said the level of oration on display had been extremely impressive, with the teams tackling some difficult subject matter. He added: “As a Member of Parliament I am privileged to... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP attacks Lancashire County Council over library closure plans

Mark Menzies MP has hit out at Labour-led Lancashire County Council’s plans to close libraries across Fylde. On Friday, the county council announced proposals to close Lytham, Kirkham, Ansdell and Freckleton Libraries, despite the efforts of local campaigners, councillors and the Member of Parliament. The news means the only facility left for the whole of Fylde is in St Annes and Mr Menzies said he was “appalled” at the extent of the cuts. Mr Menzies, who has attended a number of recent events in support of libraries and... Read more »
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