Nantwich awarded ‘Coach Friendly’ status

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The market town of Nantwich in east Cheshire has been awarded CPT’s ‘Coach Friendly’ status. Nantwich becomes the 22nd holder of this title – the fifth location in the North West – along with Bury, Chester, Liverpool and Southport.

The status, now in its 12th year, acknowledges the commitment that the town has made to understanding the requirements of coaches and their passengers, whilst also providing first-class facilities and information sources for drivers.

Presenting the award to the Mayor of Nantwich, Councillor Christine Farrall and Peter Saunders of Nantwich Rotary, Alf Scrimgour, CPT’s Coach Tourism Executive said: “I am delighted to present Nantwich with CPT’s ‘Coach Friendly’ status.

“The town has shown a coherent and detailed strategy for integrating group tourism – providing clear directional instructions and signs for visiting coaches, adequate capacity for coach parking, set down and pick up points and excellent nearby facilities for both passengers and drivers.”

Alf added: “Overall I was extremely impressed by Nantwich’s whole-hearted efforts to satisfy the quite demanding criteria of the status, and also by the way all agencies have worked together to make sure they ‘ticked all the boxes.’

“Nantwich has shown a real commitment to providing a true and genuine welcome to coaches, their drivers and passengers.”

On receiving the status, the Mayor of Nantwich, Councillor Christine Farrall said: “I am delighted to accept this prestigious award on behalf of Nantwich at what is my final formal engagement as Mayor.

“I would like to thank all those who have worked so hard to make sure that the town has been officially recognised as being coach friendly. I am certain that this status will lead to a greater to number of visitors having an even more enjoyable time when coming to Nantwich.”