MP looks to park in bid to boost tourism
AN MP has met with the head of a national park to discuss ways to boost tourism.
MP for Macclesfield, David Rutley, met with chief executive of the Peak District National Park Authority, Sarah Fowler, to discuss the future of the park and tourism in the area.
David believes Macclesfield is fortunate to have the Peak District on its doorstep and that the town serves as a natural gateway for more people to visit the park, both for day trips and longer stays.
He feels Macclesfield should develop its tourism offer further, which in turn would help many local rural businesses, such as bed and breakfasts, that rely on tourism.
David is the Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for National Parks, and co-chair of the Mountaineering APPG and has been a keen supporter of the Peak District since becoming MP for Macclesfield in 2010.
Following the meeting David said: “It was a pleasure to meet Sarah and to learn more about her vision for the Peak District in the months and years ahead.
“I wish her every success and look forward to working with her on key issues in future.”
●● David Rutley MP with Sarah Fowler outside Macclesfield Town Hall