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Mark Menzies: ‘United Utilities must do more to protect vulnerable’

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has called on United Utilities to do more to protect vulnerable constituents, following a temporary loss of water supply in the constituency. Mr Menzies spoke to United Utilities chief executive Steve Mogford following the burst water main incident in Fylde on Sunday, which affected three postcode areas. Engineers checked some 15km of pipeline to locate the issue and repair it. Mr Menzies said: “One of the key things that came from the conversation is an acceptance that much more needs to be done to... Read more »

Mark Menzies opposes police station counter closures

Fylde MP Mark Menzis has slammed plans to close the last remaining two police counters in the constituency. The proposals have been put forward by Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw, following a one-week survey of counters in November. Mr Menzies said: “I have met with the police staff union representatives and I am in complete agreement that these closures are counter-productive and akin to removing officers from the front line. “Closing these counters in Kirkham and St Annes will put further pressure on the call handlers who... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

St Annes Carnival was the biggest and best yet, thanks to the combination of the superb efforts of the organising committee and some amazing weather. The two-day event brought people out in record numbers and I congratulate all involved for helping the carnival past the £100,000 mark for donations to charities. It was a pleasure to take part in the parade on Saturday and I was delighted to see the level of support. Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I joined the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) dealing with the WASPI women – those born in the 1950s who now find themselves in difficulties due to changes in pension age. I promised, when I met these ladies at Ansdell Library, when I invited them to Parliament, and when I met them on Lytham Green during the election campaign, that I would join this group of MPs to see how the situation... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

The Queen's Speech debate has still been the main order of business in Westminster, with the Government pressing forward its aims for the new Parliament. Brexit makes up eight of the 27 bills, notably its impact on areas such as farming and fishing, as well as immigration and trade. I was delighted to hear Theresa May's stance on EU nationals in the Brexit talks. I spoke earlier this year to staff at Fylde Fresh and Fabulous to reassure them that... Read more »