MP hands out Prince’s Trust awards

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies spoke of his admiration for the achievements of a group of young people as he presented their certificates for completing the Kirkham Prince’s Trust scheme. The Member of Parliament was asked to hand out the awards during a moving ceremony at Ribby Hall in Wrea Green on Friday. During the event he spoke to the group – aged between 16 and 25 – about the challenges they had undertaken and overcome during the 12-week Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service course and how it... Read more »

Fylde MP welcomes new community care company

Mark Menzies MP said he was delighted to attend the opening of new business premises for a community care company in Lytham. The Member of Parliament was invited to the launch of Mosaic Community Care’s new Lytham branch on Clifton Street. During the event, he spoke to staff about the work they do to help people who wish to live independently, but still may need that bit of extra help. Mr Menzies said: “It was fascinating to hear about the work which Mosaic does with those who need... Read more »


This week I was, like most readers, celebrating a fantastic Christmas with family and friends in Fylde. I took my mother and a group of friends to the Hand and Dagger in Salwick and we had our festive lunch served by the landlord Martin's hard-working staff. However, it is sometimes easy to forget that while we are all enjoying the Christmas celebrations many people spend the season doing any number of vital jobs. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those emergency service, health, hospitality... Read more »

Mark Menzies attends outreach service Christmas party

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies visited a St Annes day centre to share some Christmas cheer with clients and their families. The Member of Parliament went to the Adult Support and Outreach Service (ASOS) – formerly the Church Road Day Centre – Christmas Party after presenting managers with a cheque for £1,000 last week from the Queendeans charity, to fund festive events for service users. During the visit he spoke to staff, clients and their families while enjoying a cup of tea and a mince pie. He said: “I’m... Read more »


This week I was delighted to be asked to present the awards to a group of young people who had taken part in Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s Kirkham Prince's Trust scheme. The Prince's Trust offers young people, many of who have had a challenging start in life, the opportunity to gain confidence and skills through working as a team to complete community projects. During the 12 week course they also take part in work experience with various employers and are given training in interview techniques and... Read more »