David Morris MP has launched a campaign to update the Isle of Man Ferry Terminal at Heysham Port. Thousands of people use this terminal each year, with the facilities for car passengers tired and in need of refurbishment.
David Morris who is promoting stronger relations with the Isle of Man, wants there to be a feel-good factor for people heading to the island and similarly those travelling to Heysham, should feel welcomed on arrival.
David Morris recently attended the Isle of Man’s Government conference where he held talks with Isle of Man Chief Minister Alfred Cannan.
David Morris MP said:
‘Morecambe is on the cusp of becoming a major visitor destination with the opening of the Eden Project. Now more than ever our connectivity is significant. The Isle of Man is an important partner with the steam packet ferry travelling twice a day between Heysham and Douglas and our fortunes are intrinsically linked, and that should be reflected with a more welcoming terminal.
I recently met with Chief Minister Alf Cannan who was supportive of strengthening ties between our two areas and also ensuring that the terminal in Heysham should be welcoming to visitors from the Isle of Man. I also met with the Steam Packet who operate the service, and they too agreed that the terminal itself could be improved.
The next step is to visit Heysham Port and speak specifically with Peel, who own the Port about options that could be available and how I can work with them to secure a package of funding to improve our terminal in Heysham.’