Thursday 15 October 2020 / 4:14 PM Alex Sobel / Tourism

Alex Sobel responds to news more heritage sites are at risk than being saved

Alex Sobel MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Tourism and Heritage, responding to news that more heritage sites are at risk than being saved for the first time in years, said:

“This is incredibly sad news.

“These places play an important role in teaching us about our heritage and in attracting tourists but the pandemic has put many maintenance projects on hold and hit funding hard.

“Sadly, the government’s schemes do little to help while footfall is down but venues are legally able to stay open – the government must abandon its sink or swim mentality and target support where it’s most needed.”