MP “pleased” by clean water return

Fylde MP Mark Menzies said he was pleased residents in Fylde once again have clean drinking water after the boiled water notice affecting the area was lifted. United Utilities has confirmed supplies are now back to normal after up to 300,000 homeowners were told they could not drink tap water for almost five weeks when cryptosporidium, a microbial parasite, was discovered at a water treatment plant. Since the alert, Mr Menzies has been in regular contact with the supplier to ensure everything possible was being done to... Read more »

Fylde MP slams ‘disgraceful’ water compensation figure

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has hit out at the figure announced to compensate consumers who have been without clean drinking water for the last month. United Utilities has revealed it is to give £50 or £60 to each affected household, depending on the length of time they have been without normal supply. Following the announcement, Mr Menzies said: “I think the figure of £50 or £60 is woefully inadequate and in no way reflects the inconvenience people have been put through over the last month without drinking... Read more »


This week I had the pleasure of attending an event at the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool which brought back good memories of my time as a representative at Conservative Party conferences in the resort. Blackpool was a fantastic place to hold a conference back in the day and I remember listening to many famous speeches in the Winter Gardens and attending various side events at venues around the resort. The thousands of people who attended always needed somewhere to stay and I know from many conversations I... Read more »

Boiled water notice lifted in parts of Fylde

United Utilities has today announced that the boiled water notice affecting Fylde has been lifted in certain areas. The affected postcodes include FY8 1, FY8 2 and FY8 3 but members of the public are advised to check their postcode on the United Utilities website before using water from their taps. A spokesman for United Utilities said: "With immediate effect, a further 25,000 customers in parts of south Blackpool and Lytham St Annes no longer need to boil their tap water. "To check which postcodes are now lifted, customers can... Read more »

Fylde MP Mark Menzies meets United Utilities chiefs over water issues

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has met with United Utilities chief executive Steve Mogford to seek answers over the area’s current water problems. It is now three weeks since a boiled water notice covering 300,000 homes in Lancashire was put in place after traces of the microbial parasite cryptosporidium were found at Franklaw water treatment works in Catterall, near Garstang. Since then, Mr Menzies has been in daily contact with United Utilities and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and has asked for a full... Read more »