Today it is three weeks since a boiled water notice was put in place affecting Fylde and the wider area. While it is critical that no risks are taken over people’s health, I have informed United Utilities that I do not believe that is good enough and that it must do everything it can to make sure we get clean water from our taps back running as soon as possible. I understand that the company is slowly getting to the stage where the notice may be lifted... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP supports new animal shelter appeal

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has joined forces with volunteers to help raise money for an under-threat animal shelter. The Member of Parliament attended a fundraising event in aid of Easterleigh Animal Sanctuary at the Station Tavern in Lytham on Sunday. The St Annes-based charity is looking for a new home after the land on which its Queensway Park Farm headquarters sits was sold and the new owner chose not to renew its lease. Staff and volunteers are currently working hard to raise the money to relocate to new... Read more »


This week I have been busy liaising with those involved in the current water supply issues affecting Fylde and the wider area. I have asked for regular updates from United Utilities and senior executives have assured me that they are working hard to return supply to normal. I know the Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, has spoken to the Chief Executive twice this week and I have been in touch with colleagues in the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs to... Read more »
Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, on a tour of the Typhoon final assembly facility during a visit to BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire


This week the name of this column may be somewhat inaccurate as, due to Parliament’s Summer Recess, I have been at home in Fylde rather than in Westminster. That is extremely fortuitous as it has meant I have been here to see large parts of the extended Lytham Festival - and what a week it has been. While I have heard fantastic reviews of all the events, a highlight for me was during Sunday night’s concert when the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team flew into the festival... Read more »

Mark Menzies vows to fight on for Lytham post office

Fylde MP Mark Menzies  has vowed to continue his battle to retain Warton Street Post Office after the sitting postmaster tendered his resignation. Mark Bamforth this week handed in his notice to Post Office LTD due to ill health and Mr Menzies has sent his best wishes for Mark's future. The MP recently secured a commitment from the Post Office that the popular branch would not be closed and has now written to the company to ensure that situation will not change. Mr Menzies added: "I am very... Read more »