MP Phil Wilson Putting Brightwater on the Map

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On the 5th September Local MP Phil Wilson attended an end of the day adjournment debate in the House of Commons where he told the nation about some of the fantastic things in our patch.

To mark the occasion yesterday the Discover Brightwater team and MP Phil Wilson took a not-so-mystery tour around Brightwater which was a trip down memory lane whilst stepping into the future of Brightwater. We visited key sites and attractions in area including Hurworth Burn Reservoir, The Mary Magdalene Church, Fishburn Colliery Pit Wheel, NETPark, Hardwick Country Park, Heighington Station, Hitachi Rai, ROF 59 and Discover Brightwater Head Office (Flexspace).

The morning ended with a free business lunch for VIP guests including local businesses, politicians and our partners. Guests learned more about the £3.3 million projects funded by the National Lottery players via the Heritage Fund and walked away with a goodie bag and Discover Brightwater beer.

MP Phil Wilson said, “I was delighted to travel through my constituency with Discover Brightwater. This project is about the past by preserving the heritage of our area, the
present by revealing the natural environment and the future by developing beautiful walks and hubs for visitors and local people to enjoy.”

If you would like to find out how the debate went, please visit and search Discover Brightwater.

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