Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston visited Tatton as part of Government’s summer safe campaign to highlight what the UK has to offer as more people choose to holiday at home.
Joined by Tatton MP Esther McVey, he toured the constituency, taking in sights at Tatton Park, Arley Hall and Anderton Boat lift.
Mr Huddleston said: “I am here to promote the Enjoy Summer Safely campaign. We know what beauty there is right across the country, and we really see it showcased to the best here. I want people to understand they can come to places like this.
“I have been to stately homes, beautiful gardens and now I have seen an amazing piece of our industrial heritage at the lift. It is fantastic to see you can do a day trip or spend several days here and do so many things. What I have also seen is people behaving themselves, social distancing appropriately, the organisations, the businesses, the stately homes, everywhere is taking their responsibilities seriously to enable that social distancing. The public too are also behaving themselves properly and doing what we are asking them to do so it makes everyone feel safe so we can enjoy themselves at these beautiful places.”
More people are holidaying in the UK due to the pandemic and Government’s Enjoy Summer Safely campaign encourages people to support the hospitality sector as it reopens and enjoy things they have missed doing during lockdown.
Ms McVey said: “It was great for Nigel to see what amazing attractions and beautiful countryside we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep. What I have seen in recent weeks since visiting businesses that have reopened is everyone working together to ensure people are safe but can get back to as normal as possible.
“We have so much to see and do across the area and I am seeing so many families from near and far out and about enjoying the sunshine and having fun, getting exercise, taking in the sights and enjoying their summer. At the same time people are supporting our local businesses which is what we need as we begin our recovery from Covid-19.”