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Fylde MP visits Cyprus to meet latest Weeton Barracks tenants

Mark Menzies MP has visited Cyprus to meet the new tenants of a Fylde army base. The Member of Parliament spent time at the Royal Air Force’s base at Akrotiri and had the opportunity to speak to some of the troops from the 1st Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, who will be based at Weeton Barracks from 2018. They will replace the 2nd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, which has made Weeton its home for the last five years. Mr Menzies was visiting Cyprus as part of the... Read more »
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Mark Menzies MP: Judges took a shine to Mohshina’s

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has hailed the quality of Fylde’s restaurants after a Lytham curry house was recognised in the finals of a prestigious Parliamentary competition to find Britain’s best South Asian restaurant. The Tiffin Cup sees establishments around the country nominated by their local MPs and Mr Menzies this year put forward Mohshina’s Taste of India on Henry Street. And the popular restaurant was named among the runners up after judges – including TV chef Ainsley Harriott – were impressed with the standard of its cuisine. Mr... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week Lytham has celebrated another hugely successful festival, which brought thousands of visitors to the area and a great deal of fantastic publicity for Fylde. Having spent most of the week in Lytham I was extremely impressed by the amount of people the festival brought into the town, who all seemed to be happy to spend money in the surrounding shops, bars and restaurants. I am sure many local business owners have spent the week counting their takings, while those working in our hospitality industry had... Read more »
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Fylde MP urges Lytham Hall bosses to find solution after lottery funds pulled

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has urged trustees to work with lottery bosses after Lytham Hall lost a £1.7m grant to restore the Grade I listed Georgian mansion. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) decided to withdraw the money after identifying issues which could jeopardise the scheme. And despite Mr Menzies securing the hall’s owners – Lytham Town Trust – more time to come up with an alternative plan, the HLF has now announced it cannot move forward with the project. The Member of Parliament said: “After being told that... Read more »

Mark Menzies demands answers over cryptosporidium outbreak

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has today called on the Drinking Water Inspectorate to provide answers over the cause of last year’s cryptosporidium outbreak across Lancashire. The incident saw thousands of homes left without clean water for a month while water company United Utilities attempted to identify the source of the issue and decontaminate supplies. Following the outbreak, an independent investigation was launched by the Drinking Water Inspectorate – but a year has now passed and people are still awaiting the result of that inquiry. Mr Menzies said: “I... Read more »