UK parks ready to work with new Government

Parks such as Skelwith Fold in Ambleside, Cumbria, are supporting local economies and helping to sustain employment

DEBBIE WALKER, Director General of the British Holiday and Home Parks Association, says the general election has brought about new opportunities for it to engage with the Government.

Debbie Walker, BH&HPA Director General

The Association represents the owners of around 3,000 holiday and residential parks across the UK, the majority of which are family-owned SME enterprises.

“We look forward to working with the new Government to champion and increase the positive contribution that the parks industry makes to the UK economy,” said Debbie.

“The industry already generates £12.2 billion annually in visitor expenditure and employs nearly 230,000 people.

“By working in partnership with Government on planning, taxation, employment, and energy regulations, the UK parks sector can help to increase investment and boost growth in rural and coastal communities across the UK,” she said.

In the run-up to the election, BH&HPA published a manifesto setting out its plans to work with the next Government. Its contents can be viewed here: