Wealden District's Conservative leader, Cllr Bob Standlley, met with local MP, Nusrat Ghani, and the site management of Bewl Water to discuss opportunities for improvements to the site’s facilities to boost local economy.
Bewl Water is the largest body of inland water in the Southeast, attracting thousands of visitors every year to enjoy the open water and leisure activities, generating revenue for the region. Nusrat has recently convened a meeting with the Leader of Wealden District Council Bob Standley and the Chief Executive of Wealden District Council Trevor Scott, and representatives of Bewl Water management team to discuss opportunities for refurbishment of some of the derelict buildings on site in order to provide better visitor experience, create more full-time local jobs and boost local economy.
Nusrat Ghani said: “Bewl Water is the only expanse of water in the area for Wealden residents to enjoy and I was pleased to get an update on how the existing facilities can be improved in order to create more full-time jobs on site, bringing economic benefits to Wealden. I look forward to a positive working relationship to ensure that Bewl Water continues to be a fantastic local asset.”
Bob Standley, Leader of Wealden District Council said: "Bewl Water is a superb facility for residents of East Sussex and Kent in providing water activities including sailing, canoeing and fishing in addition to miles of footpaths. It was good to hear Bewl's plan to encourage those pursuits whilst being mindful of the environment within the AONB."
Pictured are Wealden's Chief Executive, Trevor Scott, and Conservative council Leader, Cllr Bob Standley with MP Nus Ghani.