MP meets health bosses over new St Annes surgery plans

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has met with health chiefs to discuss plans for a new surgery in St Annes. The meeting came after Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) revealed proposals to move Poplar House Surgery into the nearby Durham Avenue Health Centre, as its building is no longer fit for purpose. Mr Menzies set up a meeting with the CCG’s clinical chief officer Dr Tony Naughton and estates manager Phil Hargreaves after discussing the suitability of the proposal with residents and patient groups. Following the meeting,... Read more »
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Fylde MP Mark Menzies in Freckleton Library support

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies attended a 'read-in' at Freckleton Library to show his backing for the facility. The library is currently under threat after Lancashire County Council revealed plans to severely curtail services as part of its annual budget. While county councillors are yet to reveal where the cuts will fall, Mr Menzies said it was vital communities came together to show their support for their local facilities. He said: “I was really pleased to see so many people turn up to support Freckleton Library and hope it... Read more »
Roads minister John Hayes with Mark Menzies MP at the end of the Moss Road

Mark Menzies MP discusses new moss road with Transport Secretary

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies spoke to the Secretary of State for Transport about the new Lytham St Annes M55 Link Road during a meeting in Lytham. The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin was invited to Fylde to speak at a business dinner at the Clifton Arms hotel on Thursday night and Mr Menzies took the opportunity to highlight the importance of the new road between the motorway and Lytham and St Annes. Following the meeting, the Member of Parliament said: “Patrick was last in Fylde when he announced... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

The introduction of the new National Living Wage this week is one of the most significant innovations the government has introduced for British workers since coming to power. It means workers aged 25+ must be paid at least £7.20 an hour by law from now on. By 2020 that is forecast to rise to £9. In real terms it means 1.3 million of the lowest-paid in our society will now earn more for every hour they work. That is something we should all be proud of. However, we... Read more »
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Fylde MP welcomes Kuwait Typhoon deal

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies today welcomed an agreement with the Kuwait government to buy 28 Typhoon aircraft, protecting thousands of aerospace jobs in Lancashire. The Member of Parliament was speaking after the Gulf State became the eighth country in the world, and third in the Middle East, to invest in the multi-role combat aircraft. The final agreement was signed off this week and it is hoped the move will further strengthen the relationship between Kuwait and the UK governments. Mr Menzies said: “This is great news for BAE... Read more »