During this year’s English Tourism week, local MP Cat Smith visited Moss Wood caravan park in Cockerham. Owners, Syd Wild and his son Henry, launched Moss Wood in the 70s and have sought to make it the perfect destination for travellers with caravans or motorhomes. Accommodation providers such as these have greatly aided the local economy, with visitors to Moss Wood bringing in more than £1.5 million to the area every year. Henry Wild works to promote tourism beyond his company and is approaching the end of his two-year term as national chairman of the British Holiday and Home Parks Association, representing approximately 3000 holiday park UK-wide.
Cat Smith commented: “It was a pleasure to visit Moss Wood, and to see the ongoing work to develop the park and to celebrate the beautiful environment it sits within. Tourism makes an important contribution to the economy across my constituency, and I’m pleased to be marking the start of English Tourism Week at Moss Wood.”
Henry Wild is particularly proud of rural Lancashire’s natural surroundings, with Moss Wood winning, at gold level, the David Bellamy Conservation Award for its wildlife initiatives. Wild was said to be thrilled Cat Smith was able to visit the family’s park and commended her work helping local businesses that has worked to support a variety of local organisations including Moss Wood.
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