Pledge to fight for improved services

A LOCAL MP has promised to tackle the NHS on disability issues and campaign better public services for non-computer users.

Mark Menzies MP made the pledges during his latest round of meetings with parish councils.

The new MP, who was elected in May, is trying his best to find out more about local issues and help to solve them and has pledged to meet every parish council in Fylde.

Recently he met with Freckleton, Elswick and Wesham parish councils.

In Wesham, the hot topic was a planning application for more than 200 houses near Mowbreck Lane.

In Elswick, councillors were keen that the Government devolve more power to parish councils.

And in Freckleton, councillors brought up a number of issues including the lack of a Type Talk service for deaf people within local NHS services as well as a proposal by the Department for Communities and Local Government to allow referendum’s on large council tax increases.

Mr Menzies said: “These meetings are very productive.

“They are a great help to me in understanding the issues which are affecting local people and local councils.

“I hope they are also a help for the parish councils too.

“I want local people and local councillors to know if they do have any issues with local or parliamentary issues myself and my team will, wherever we can, do our best to help.”

 Mr Menzies has already met with St Annes Town Council and Singleton Parish Council and has pledged to take up a number of issues including improvements to local rail services and Singleton Parish Hall.

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