of tourism in Brean discussed at meeting with local MP
MP James Heappey has hosted a meeting to discuss the development
of tourism in Brean.
meeting was attended by all but one of Brean's holiday parks as
well as representatives of Somerset County Council, Sedgemoor
District Council, Visit Somerset and the British Holiday and Home
meeting covered a wide agenda including local highways issues,
beach cleaning, lifeguarding, policing, mobile phone coverage
and broadband speeds.
is a hugely important part of Somerset's visitor economy with
well over a million people spending their holiday here each year.
Success in Brean means more visitors for Burnham-On-Sea, Cheddar,
Wells and further afield so I consider it hugely important that
those of us in Government - both local and national - support
the resort as much as we can," said Mr Heappey.
grateful to all the park owners for turning up but also the representatives
from the local councils for engaging so enthusiastically. They
brought with them some great news on broadband and took away a
number of issues which, were they to be resolved, would be great
news for Brean and the surrounding area. I'll be monitoring progress
closely and look forward to holding a similar meeting each winter
from now onwards."
Smart, Chairman of Visit Somerset, added: "The strong turnout
demonstrated how important the local industry representatives
felt the meeting to be, and the constructive tone maintained throughout
emphasised that everyone was keen to bring about positive outcomes.
I was very impressed, and I would like to thank James for bringing
the whole thing about."
Harris, Chairman Brean Parish Council and Director at Warren Farm
Holiday Centre, added: "My sincere thanks to James for arranging
this meeting. His understanding of both local and tourism issues
was outstanding and I very much feel that an annual event will
have long term benefits of our village."