David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, has encouraged domestic and international tourists to visit Bexley and see the many sites the Borough has to offer.
In a speech during a House of Commons Adjournment debate yesterday (Tuesday 24 May), Mr Evennett spoke about the Government’s Tourism Strategy, and encouraged Ministers to support less well-known areas and promote hidden gems, not just the main cities and attractions. He highlighted several historic places, including Danson House, Red House, Hall Place, St Paulinus Church and Lesnes Abbey ruins. Mr Evennett said:
“There is much to do in my constituency and my borough, but importantly, I welcome what the Government are doing to encourage tourism nationally. It is a very important industry, but it is also an important facility for creating jobs—and for having a good time. I welcome what the Government are doing, but I urge them to consider the suburbs, because there is a lot going on there that is worth visiting as a tourist.”
You can read the full text of his speech here – http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm110524/debtext/110524-0003.htm#11052459002029.
You can find out more about the attractions Mr Evennett highlighted here:
St Paulinus Church
Lesnes Abbey ruins
Welling United Football Club
Crayford Greyhound Track