28 February 2018 09:55
In what is promised to be a great boost for the Lake District economy, the National Park was granted World Heritage Site Status by UNESCO in July 2017. This makes it one of only 31 such sites in the UK and 2 (along with Hadrian's Wall) in Cumbria. Achieving this status puts the Lakes in the company of world-famous locations such as the Grand Canyon, Easter Island and the Pyramids of Giza.
The area was chosen by the UNESCO committee for both natural and cultural reasons; owing to its rugged landscape, the art inspired by it, and the way people have made use of the land across generations.
It's predicted that even just a 1% rise in cultural visitors could boost the economy of the Lake District by up to £20m. And with World Heritage Status, an increase in tourism seems more than likely.
The government has also pledged to allocate more resources to the area, increasing the amount of funding and investment. Not only will this help to protect everything that makes the Lake District worthy of World Heritage status, but also help increase the amount of business done in the area.
Because of its picturesque appearance and wide open spaces, the Lakes is already an ideal setting for many different types of event. The added boost expected from World Heritage Status is likely to lead to an increase in the number of events in the area as well as the number of visitors.
This is excellent news for Border Loos. The business already has a wealth of experience providing portable toilet hire to events in the area and is well-equipped to continue doing so for any new events that pop up. Based near England's border with Scotland, they are ideally situated to serve the Lake District just to the south.
There are already a number of high profile events in Cumbria and the Lake District such as Kendal Calling, Keswick Mountain Festival, the Cumberland County Show and more. As well as these, there are many smaller food and drink festivals that thrive in the region.
Border Loos and sister business, ShowerHire.co.uk, have provided services already to festivals, weddings, sporting events and more in the Lake District. With 28 years of experience offering
toilet and shower hire, you can be assured they know what they're doing.
Not only has Border Loos provided their services for events, they have also proven their availability in times of emergency. During the Cumbrian Floods in December 2015, they promptly assisted Cumbria County Council by providing key sanitation services.
Are you thinking of putting on an event in the Lake District? Or already hosting one? With the advent of World Heritage Status, there's probably never been a better time to do so. You can take a load off your mind and get the toilets sorted now by getting in touch with Border Loos.