This Monday will see Watergate Bridge closed to pedestrians for two weeks, as part of Cheshire West and Chester’s renovation of our city walls. Following the reopening of Morgan’s Mount and works on King Charles tower, Chester MP, Stephen Mosley, speaking in a House of Commons debate, has congratulated Cheshire West and Chester Council’s investment in the city’s historic walls.
Stephen, whilst speaking in a debate on tourism and heritage, also highlighted the important role that heritage can play within the tourism sector. Tourism is said to account for almost 10% of national GDP, adding billions to the economy annually.
Stephen Mosley, MP for The City of Chester, asked the Minister of State from the Department of Culture, Media & Sport whether he would join him “in congratulating my local council, Cheshire West and Chester, on its massive investment in renovating Chester’s Roman city walls, reversing years of neglect”.
Hugh Robertson, the Secretary of State, joined Mr Mosley in praising Cheshire West and Chester Council’s investment in our Roman city walls, adding that the Olympic torch relays had provided a fantastic opportunity for cities to highlight their fantastic heritage.
Chester Renaissance, a partner of Cheshire West and Chester Council, have recently launched a new guidebook for Chester’s city walls, a perfect companion for the millions of visitors treading one of Europe’s leading heritage trails each year. Copies can be purchased from Chester’s Visitor Information Centre and from the Grosvenor Museum.
The transcript of Stephen Mosley MP’s question in The House of Commons debate can be found at: