MP meets stars of North Cornwall tourism

Scott Mann MP (centre right) at Mother Ivey’s with Margaret and Patrick Langmaid and Malcolm Bell

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has helped celebrate English Tourism Week with a visit tow.

Mr Mann was the principal guest at a VIP reception on the park arranged by Mother Ivey’s Bay business owners Patrick Langmaid and his wife Margaret

Attendees included other park owners from the region, Visit Cornwall’s Malcolm Bell, and Services to Tourism CEO Robin Barker.

As well as marking English Tourism Week, Patrick and Margaret to Mr Mann some of the industry’s current challenges.

These included families not being able toilets

View from holiday home at the park
View from a holiday home at the park

Over a homemade Cornish cream tea prepared by Mother Ivey’s general manager Julie O’Donnell, guests were able to talk about some of the issues they faced, whilst also reporting excellent bookings for the coming year.

“The event went really well – so good in fact that Scott Mann has asked to meet up with us as a group on a regular basis,” said Patrick Langmaid.

“He said that to help resolve the term-time challenge.

“He also said he was working hard toilets,” said Mr Langmaid.

Commenting on the visit, Scott Mann said: “We’re very lucky to our economy.

“In addition, the local supply chain is hugely important which supports one in three households in the Duchy, and I’ve noticed a boom in food and drink producers in recent years who make some of the finest produce around.

“Mother Ivey’s has shown great commitment over the years to be with them in National Tourism Week,” said Mr Mann.

Visit Cornwall’s Malcolm Bell agreed.  He said: “Cornwall is the UK’s to medium sized businesses and the efforts of tens of thousands of owners, managers and staff.

“In addition, to Cornwall’s success.

“Mother Ivey’s dedication to investing in both its products and its staff is an exemplar of this commitment over years,” added Mr Bell.

Other industry representatives were James Diamond, from Gunvenna Holiday Park at St Minver, Leroy Chandler from Trethias Farm Camping and Caravanning Park near Padstow.