MP celebrates tourism week with local businesses


Taking a break from the turmoil of Westminster’s Brexit crisis Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies visited the town’s popular local The Good Companions in Leigh Road, and the Gleneagles Equestrian Centre in Allington Lane to mark English Tourism Week.

Taking place in spring each year, English Tourism Week which campaigns to raise the profile of the industry and celebrate the value and quality of tourism in England.

After raising a glass in Goodies the MP – who is also Minister for Loneliness-  said:

“Every good tourist attraction needs a decent watering hole, and last week it was great to pop in to The Good Companions.

“Pubs are hubs within our communities, and so it was great to hear from Dan and Claire about how they’re getting involved in the Eastleigh BID, Pubwatch and also working to tackle loneliness in our area by hosting a group from Mencap on a Monday evening”

The Good Companions

Mims Davies with Claire (L) and Dan and Brigid Simmonds OBE of the British Beer & Pub Association (centre).

Davies also paid a visit to Gleneagles Equestrian Centre in Allington Lane to hear about the riding school’s work with The Riding for the Disabled Associaition and how both locals and tourists enjoying riding session in West End.

Afterwards the MP said:

“I really enjoyed marking English Tourism Week locally last Friday. Our area has plenty for people to enjoy when they visit, from the Royal Victoria Country Park in Netley, to the stunning woodland and scenery around the nationally renowned angling hotspot that is the River Itchen, and on to the local shopping experience, with Hedge End home to Europe’s biggest M&S!”