Holiday parks are “vital” for economy, says MP


Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier has helped celebrate Worcestershire tourport-on-Severn.

Mr Garnier made his visit during English Tourism Week, and to the region’s economy.

The March event is designed tor, of which £6.4 billion is spent annually in the West Midlands.

Mr Garnier tors Denis and Karen Lloyd Jones whose family enterprise, Hillandale Caravan Parks, began 70 years ago.

Tranquil surroundings at the park woo holiday home buyers
Tranquil surroundings at the park woo holiday home buyers

Today, Hillandale has grown to seven award-winning holiday parks located in tranquil locations in Worcestershire, Shropshire, Mid Wales and the Welsh coast.

Over the years, the MP heard, the family has invested much time and energy into-the-minute facilities for holiday guests.

Mr Garnier also inspected a modern motorhome which, said Denis Lloyd Jones, represented an increasingly popular style of “staycation” experience for many people.

He to sustain a raft of local businesses.

Lickhill Manor is based in 65 acres of quiet countryside alongside the River Severn, and has won several national and regional awards for its first-class standards.

They include a five-star quality grading from VisitEngland, a Platinum Loo of the Year award, and the David Bellamy Conservation Gold Award for the park’s many wildlife friendly initiatives.

Mr Garnier said that enterprises such as Lickhill Manor had an important role to sustain local jobs:

“The tourism and leisure industry is a vital component of the Wyre Forest economy,” said Mr Garnier after his visit.

“The region attracts many visito offer holidaymakers.

“Caravan Parks like Lickhill Manor are vital to the area,” he added.

Denis Lloyd Jones, who is helped in the running of the business by sons James and Charles, said he was delighted that Mr Garnier was able tourism at Lickhill Manor.