Fylde MP picks litter for Trinity Hospice at Lytham Festival

Fylde MP Mark Menzies rolled up his sleeves and got to work picking litter in support of Trinity Hospice. The Member of Parliament headed to Lytham Festival on Thursday night to join the army of volunteers working on site on behalf of the Fylde coast care facility. Around 180 of Trinity’s 800 volunteers were working at the event, undertaking a variety of jobs including keeping the Green tidy and taking tickets – while raising much-needed funds for the charity. Organisers Cuffe and Taylor will donate £10,000 to Trinity... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP urges Network Rail to promote Blackpool South line

Mark Menzies MP has urged rail chiefs to consider improving the under-used South Fylde line when looking for solutions over the planned closure of the main route into Blackpool. Network Rail will suspend services into Blackpool North next year while it carries out vital improvement works on the track and is currently looking at options to ensure people can still reach the resort by train. And Mr Menzies, who is a long-term campaigner for more frequent services on the Blackpool South line, said the company would not... Read more »


Fylde has once again been in the national and international spotlight this week due to two major tourism events in St Annes and Lytham. The St Annes Kite Festival has gone from strength-to-strength in recent years and the sight of hundreds of colourful creations flying above the sands is always breathtaking. And it seems the world has taken note with pictures of the event appearing in the London Metro and on news websites from the United States to the Middle East. The kite festival has become one of... Read more »

MP’s call for Government help over Fylde travellers

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has requested Government assistance for a local council as it attempts to deter a group of travellers from settling on public land in St Annes. The group had set up camp at Blackpool Road North playing fields but Fylde Council officers secured a court order requiring them to vacate the site. However, the travellers then moved on to land at nearby Rodney Avenue, with staff currently seeking an order banning them from any public open space in the borough. Mr Menzies said: “I... Read more »

Fylde MP welcomes jobs boost after Typhoon contract signed

Fylde MP Mark Menzies today welcomed a £2.1bn Typhoon maintenance contract which will protect hundreds of jobs at BAE Systems’ Warton site for years to come. The deal was recently announced at the Farnborough International Air Show (FIAS) when Minister for Defence Procurement, Philip Dunne MP, signed off on the landmark 10-year support arrangement for the RAF’s Typhoon jets. The new Typhoon Total Availability eNterprise (TyTAN) agreement aims to deliver more than a third on savings on current support and maintenance costs, and could see more than... Read more »