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MP joins diabetes campaign

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies joined volunteers from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) to raise awareness of the increasing prevalence of the disease in the UK. Diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, affects more than 382m people worldwide. Unless action is taken, the IDF believes that could rise to 592m by 2035. The IDF and its member organisations –including Diabetes UK – say critical interventions are necessary to counter the increase in cases and to ensure people with diabetes receive the high quality treatment they need to avoid unnecessary... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

CANCER is a terrible illness which affects thousands of people in the UK every day and I am a big believer that research is key to finding a cure. That being the case I regularly attend events in Parliament where I speak to experts about the fight against cancer and the Government support required if we are to help save lives. More than 330,000 people a year in the UK are diagnosed with cancer. But thanks to research, survival rates have doubled in the last 40 years... Read more »
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MP in dementia fight pledge

MP Mark Menzies has pledged to continue his work to make Fylde a beacon for dementia care. It comes after a recent Dementia Friends session hosted by the Member of Parliament saw more than 60 people attend at the United Reformed Church in St Annes. Mr Menzies has often reiterated his desire to make Fylde a Dementia Friendly Community and the event was one of the first steps in that campaign. He has previously written to public bodies across Fylde to see what they are doing to assist... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I was recently contacted by the residents of Staining, Singleton and Hardhorn who formed together after travellers moved on to an illegal site on nearby Fairfield Road four years ago. Following a lengthy legal battle, it appears Fylde Borough Council may soon be able to have the travellers moved off the site but the amount of time it has taken to resolve the matter has left the taxpayer with a legal bill believed to be around £200,000. The residents were keen that the Government, who shouldered most... Read more »
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Member of Parliament holds moss road meeting

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has held a top level meeting with county hall in a bid to get a major St Annes link road reopened. The Member of Parliament met with Lancashire County Council Chief Executive Jo Turton to discuss how best to move forward to get the necessary repair work done on Wild Lane, known locally as the moss road, as quickly as possible. During the meeting, Mr Menzies agreed to support the council’s bid for Government funding to part-build the new road so a route... Read more »