Fylde MP asks Government to step in over cryptosporidium inquiry

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has called on the Government to ensure an investigation into a Lancashire water crisis remains on track. The Member of Parliament has written to the Secretary of State at the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs, the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, to ask her to intervene after long delays in seeing the results of the Drinking Water Inspectorate’s inquiry following last summer’s cryptosporidium outbreak. It comes after Mr Menzies contacted the organisation to find out the status of the investigation but... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP supports new Lytham post office

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has visited a Lytham post office to offer his support for the new venture. The Member of Parliament popped in to Crofts Newsagent and Post Office on Warton Street and spoke to the owner Tony Croft about his decision to expand the business. Crofts Newsagent has been part of the east Lytham community for a number of years but recently began offering the new services following the closure of the former community post office at Bamforths Food and Wine. Mr Menzies said: “I’m really... Read more »


This week, with Parliament in recess, I have been lucky enough to spend the entire week at home in Fylde. And it is times like this when I am able to spend prolonged periods at home that I am reminded how fortunate we are to live in such a wonderful place. Over the last week I have been out shopping in St Annes and Lytham, spent time on Kirkham’s busy high street and visited Wrea Green and some of the more rural parts of Fylde. While the weather... Read more »
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Fylde MP hails Eurofighter Typhoon after seeing aircraft in active service for first time

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has described how impressed he was after seeing the Warton-built Eurofighter Typhoon in action on military operations for the first time. The Member of Parliament recently spent some time at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, the air force’s forward mounting base for overseas operations in the Middle East, where he saw the aircraft in active service first-hand. Previously, Mr Menzies had only seen the Typhoon on the assembly line, performing displays at air-shows and during testing in the skies above the Fylde coast. He said:... Read more »


This week, Lytham has been in the national spotlight once again as thousands of people visited the town for the 1940s Wartime Weekend. As the marquees of Lytham Festival came down, they were replaced with a sea of camouflage as dozens of tents were pitched along the famous Green, in an effort to make the estuary-side open space resemble the former battlefields of northern France. Military vehicles and aircraft were out in force, with visitors having the opportunity to walk among the tents and speak to enthusiasts... Read more »