MP looks to park in bid to boost tourism

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

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

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