Guy Opperman MP News: Back local this summer
Tynedale’s MP Guy Opperman has urged people to back local Tynedale attractions this summer.
The local MP recently visited Humbles Wood Farm and Country Store in Prudhoe. The farm boasts an array of animals, including goats, chickens, pigs, sheep, as well as two donkeys – appropriately named Ant & Dec!
The farm is free to visit but asks for donations to help with running costs and the cost of keeping the animals.
Clare Welsh, Owner at Humbles Wood Farm and Country Shop said:
‘‘We purchased the farm 9 years ago as an old run down piggery. We are still working very hard to build all the animals’ new shelters and hard stands.
We are trying to make it more pleasant for the families to come in and enjoy. The work is never ending even though we have friends that help out. We have struggled through the lock down with no visitors for the animals but now we are open 6 days a week. It’s free entry and we rely on donations and the public to support the farm shop, by buying their own animal feeds and equipment.’’
Guy Opperman, MP for Tynedale said:
“It was brilliant to meet the team and animals at Humbles Wood Farm. It is a brilliant family day out and I encourage everyone to visit this summer.
Our local attractions have suffered through the pandemic. Now restrictions have eased, it is vital we back them. If we don’t use them, we will lose them.”
Visit the Farm’s Facebook page for events
Notes: Photograph attached. (From left to right) Gordon Stewart, Clare Welsh, Guy Opperman