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Paul Maynard
Blackpool North
& Cleveleys
 
Jubilee
 

Cleveleys and Blackpool North
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Reporting potholes

Blackpool North & Cleveleys MP launches a new website to report potholes for repair. The Government has recently announced a huge injection of money into local councils to help fix the many potholes that have developed across the constituency.  Lancashire County Council has been given enough money to repair 92,000 potholes and Blackpool has been given enough to fix around 3,000 potholes.  The website - www.potholereporting.net - makes it easy for local residents to directly indentify the location of the pothole which can then in turn be sent to the relevant authority t

Reporting potholes
 

Enterprise Allowance

Maynard : New Enterprise Allowance helping people in Blackpool North & Cleveleys to get off benefits and start their own business   Paul Maynard MP has welcomed new figures showing that 70 people in Blackpool North & Cleveleys have been helped off benefits and are now running their own business, under the Government’s New Enterprise Allowance scheme.  The allowance – which supports people on out of work benefits to start their own business – has helped more than 46,000 people across the country to set up successful businesses since it was introduced in April 2011. The support available to peop

Enterprise Allowance
 

Grant Shapps gets a sneak preview of my new website

Welcome to my new and improved website. I hope if you browse it you find all the information you want. I’ve added an instant advice section, so people can find the information they need easily to help deal with everyday situations; I do however stand by to help any one of my constituents with whatever concerns them. I will keep the website updated with news and opinions on what is happening in Blackpool, Cleveleys and Westminster and also use it as a forum for engaging with  people who I represent in Parliament.  I will be running surveys and polls from the site as well as special campaign sites where you can sign up for instance to show your support for Wyre residents who are no longer able to use the trams using their NOW Card.I would welcome your feedback on the new site and I will take suggest

Grant Shapps gets a sneak preview of my new website
 

Response on Food Banks

Thank you for contacting me regarding yesterday’s debate on food banks in the House of Commons. Such was the demand for time to speak that despite putting my name in as soon as the topic was announced, I was sadly not called, and reduced to making an isolated intervention. Thank you for contacting me regarding yesterday’s debate on food banks in the House of Commons. Such was the demand for time to speak that despite putting my name in as soon as the topic was announced, I was sadly not called, and reduced to making an isolated intervention. This was most frustrating as this is an issue I have a long-standing interest in. As a consequence, rather than enclose a copy of my speech yesterday, I am enclosing a copy of an article from the Manchester Evening News whic

Response on Food Banks
 

Special Bulletin - Aspired Futures - 21st June

Balancing light and shade as a local MP can be a difficult trick. All too often, we focus on what is wrong with Blackpool and Cleveleys. Balancing light and shade as a local MP can be a difficult trick. All too often, we focus on what is wrong with Blackpool and Cleveleys. When we do that, it’s easy to be accused of ‘talking the town down’ – a kneejerk response. Only talk about the positive, and you get emails saying “Why aren’t you talking about X or Y”. Local BBC radio has just spent the best part of a month looking at Blackpool’s public health problems – highly complex, inter-related causation, with no single

Special Bulletin - Aspired Futures - 21st June
 

Transport E-petition

E-petitions are a great idea, aren’t they? Managing them is less easy. As you may well know, I launched one last week on the Blackpool Council website calling for a debate on strategic transport planning. E-petitions are a great idea, aren’t they? Managing them is less easy. As you may well know, I launched one last week on the Blackpool Council website calling for a debate on strategic transport planning. I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised that some regarded it as political mischief-making, even though I tried to make it as unpartisan as possible. Nonetheless, we’re almost a quarter of the way there to the 1,500 signatures, so I do find it encouraging, but I need your help.   I

Transport E-petition
 

Roads & Transport Petition

Over the last few weeks and months I have had many people speak to me about their frustration to get around Blackpool and the wider Fylde Coast. I am equally frustrated as I have heard stories about people not being able to get to job interviews as its take over an hour to get from North of Gynn Square to South Shore. Over the last few weeks and months I have had many people speak to me about their frustration to get around Blackpool and the wider Fylde Coast. I am equally frustrated as I have heard stories about people not being able to get to job interviews as its take over an hour to get from North of Gynn Square to South Shore. This cannot go on.I believe it is a barrier on economic growth. I feel that Blackpool Council needs to address this issue and seriously look at the consequences of its road policy.

Roads & Transport Petition
 

Paul's response to the Prime Minister's EU speech

I wanted to take the opportunity to write to you following the Prime Minister’s speech today. The Prime Minister has committed to holding a straight ‘in-out’ referendum on British membership of the EU if the Conservative Party forms the government at the next election. I wanted to take the opportunity to write to you following the Prime Minister’s speech today. The Prime Minister has committed to holding a straight ‘in-out’ referendum on British membership of the EU if the Conservative Party forms the government at the next election. Given the changes currently occurring in Europe, particularly the deeper integration of countries in the Euro which will require significant treaty changes in the coming years, the Prime Minister wants to use this opportunit

Paul's response to the Prime Minister's EU speech
 

Response to Councillor Blackburn's Open Letter

For a town whose motto is ‘Progress’, it can often seem like one step forward, two steps back. The controversies over 999 Emergency seem to encapsulate that, and as a Member of Parliament for the northern part of the town, I share the frustration that only one side of the Blackpool we know is being portrayed. For a town whose motto is ‘Progress’, it can often seem like one step forward, two steps back. The controversies over 999 Emergency seem to encapsulate that, and as a Member of Parliament for the northern part of the town, I share the frustration that only one side of the Blackpool we know is being portrayed. I welcome Cllr Blackburn’s open letter as an honest recognition of the need for real change in the town. Politicians have a difficult task. We can talk about the problems we see aroun

Response to Councillor Blackburn's Open Letter
 

Upcoming Bus Surgery

Join Paul and an array of transport service providers, Blackpool and Lancashire County Council officers and focus group members to have your say on local public transport. Your bus matters so here's the opportunity to tell the transport teams what they do well and what they can improve on, be it routes,  stops, staff or fares we want to hear it! So give your view in person on October 5th. Join Paul and an array of transport service providers, Blackpool and Lancashire County Council officers and focus group members to have your say on local public transport. Your bus matters so here's the opportunity to tell the transport teams what they do well and what they can improve on, be it routes,  stops, staff or fares we want to hear it! So give your view in person on October 5th. 9am-12noon: St John's Square Blackpool 1pm-4pm: Victoria Road West, Cleveleys (opposite WH Smiths) If you c

Upcoming Bus Surgery
 
 
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