Let me know what is important to you in Rural Fylde
Fylde is a fantastic place to live and work. I am proud of our local communities and of the people who make them so unique.
But there are always ways in which we can make our area better and your views are important in determining where my focus and that of our councillors at Lancashire County Council and Fylde Council should lie. It is good to know where there are challenges to be addressed and where investment can be made in our towns, road, railways and in creating new jobs and employment opportunities. Whether its fixing potholes or tackling crime, it is good to know what your own priorities are.
There is already a huge amount going on here in Fylde. Not one but three major road schemes, all of which I campaigned for, are being delivered, improving links to the motorway network for towns across Fylde, including our rural communities. There is also progress in delivering a more reliable and frequent rail service along the South Fylde Line with the aim of introducing a half-hourly frequency. But there are still improvements to be made, not least on the congested stretch of the A585 between Windy Harbour and the M55. What is being delivered right now should not be seen as the end point, but the latest stage in an ongoing programme of upgrades.
As we emerge from the pandemic it is important help continues to assist local communities get back on their feet. I have been fighting hard on behalf of the hospitality sector, speaking up for local pubs and restaurants. I am also working to attract new, skilled jobs and investment to Fylde, and to support farmers through a challenging period of changing regulations and funding.
I know there remain issues to tackle. Recent heavy rainfall has reminded us of the risk that flooding poses and I am keen to understand how individual areas and households might have been affected. I am also interested to hear how well connected our towns and villages are, from broadband speeds to bus services to road repairs, your thoughts are welcome.
I will work alongside your elected county councillors, John Singleton, to address these issues. That is where this survey is important. It is a chance for you to let me know your priorities and where I can press for services to be improved. It should only take a couple of minutes of your time and there is even a Freepost envelope enclosed so it won’t cost you a penny to send back to me, or you can do it online using the QR code below.
Please do take the opportunity to share your thoughts and to ensure your views are heard.
Mark Menzies - MP for Fylde