Today 6th October Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Rebecca Pow MP has visited Morecambe and Lunesdale. Minister Pow first visited RSPB Leighton Moss, to see some seabirds and to discuss their work on seabird conservation. She then visited Morecambe’s Eden Project site to hear about Eden’s plans for the site and how the Eden Project will be promoting understanding of our natural environment not just in Morecambe but the whole North West, in her role a Minister for Nature Recovery.
David Morris MP, who hosted Rebecca on her visit:
‘I am pleased that the Minister took the time to visit Morecambe and Lunesdale to see how important and unique our natural environment is.
The Minister is currently working on a plan for more seabird conservation, and was particularly interested in the work the RSPB are doing at Leighton Moss to preserve habitats and promote conservation. These discussions will feed directly into the policy work she is carrying out.
We then moved onto the Eden Project site, where along with Tim Narey from Eden we were able to brief the Minister on the site and what the project is going to look like and its unique ability to promote the natural environment of Morecambe Bay to a wide catchment area.
It was fantastic to have representation from both Lancaster City Council and Lancashire County Council at the visit, to show how we are all working together in the area to support the project. This support is vital when demonstrating the reasons why the Project should receive Government funding.
I am delighted that the Minister took the time to visit the site, and I hope has become another ally of the scheme in Westminster. I will continue my work to secure Government funding for the Project.’