Herefordshire park is a major asset to area, says MP

Pearl of a park: Bill Wiggin MP (centre) takes a tour with manager Alex Davidson (left) and group MD Glenn Jones

Pearl of a park: Bill Wiggin MP (centre) takes a tour with manager Alex Davidson (left) and group MD Glenn Jones

North Herefordshire MP Bill Wiggin paid a visit to one of the West Midlands’ most popular holiday parks this spring – and saluted the benefits being brought by the business to the area.

Mr Wiggin was the guest of Pearl Lake Leisure in Shobdon near Leominster during English Tourism Week at the end of March.

The MP was invited to help mark the annual event by Glenn Jones, managing director of Discover Parks which owns five-star Pearl Lake Leisure.

In the company of Mr Jones and the park’s manager Alex Davidson, Mr Wiggin toured the 80-acre grounds which plays host to more than 200 holiday homes.

“There has been a huge rise in the number of people wanting to buy into the lifestyle offered by holiday home ownership,” said Glenn.

“Our three parks at Shobdon, Eardisland and Presteigne are proving very popular already this season, and keeping over thirty employees extremely busy,” he told the MP.

Bill Wiggin said he was very impressed with what he saw, and commented:

“Employers like Glenn are crucial to the local economy, creating revenue for surrounding businesses who benefit from the thousands of visitors drawn to the area each year by Discover Parks.

“I’m amazed at what they offer here in these superb five-star surroundings of north Herefordshire countryside; the park is a real jewel in the constituency crown,” added Mr Wiggin.

Discover Parks has recently opened new holiday lodge developments at both Rockbridge Country Living Park and at its Arrow Bank Country Park on the Marches border with Wales.

 

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