MP meets the team of staff - and tries some target shooting - on a visit to the outdoor centre given new lease of life

11:04 24 March 2014

Steve Barclay MP visit to Mepal outdoor centre

Steve Barclay MP visit to Mepal outdoor centre

Archant

MP Steve Barclay put his orienteering skils to the test on Friday on a visit to Mepal Outdoor Centre.

Steve Barclay MP visit to Mepal outdoor centre Steve Barclay MP visit to Mepal outdoor centre

Steve teamed up with children from Mepal and Witcham Primary School to take part in some orienteering and target shooting sessions.

The NE Cambs MP then met with the new team of staff to learn more about the centre, which was saved from closure last year thanks to the help of development charity, Cambridgeshire ACRE.

Alison Brown, head of business services for ACRE, said: “The management support given by Cambridgeshire ACRE has helped turn the centre’s fortunes around.

“The facilities have been improved and we are now offering an exciting programme of adventurous outdoor activities. Mepal Outdoor Centre is gearing up for a busy summer season ahead and having Steve on site has provided a great opportunity for him to see what a great asset it is for the community.”

Steve Barclay MP visit to Mepal outdoor centre Steve Barclay MP visit to Mepal outdoor centre

The centre is available for family taster sessions, children’s parties, courses, corporate team building sessions, as well as school group bookings. Visit www.mepal.co.uk or call 0300 365 1245.

Mepal Outdoor Centre is a purpose-built outdoor activity centre with dormitories, a campsite, a cafe for meals and a stunning 20 acre lake. The centre can accommodate residential groups of 36. For the more adventurous, our campsite can accommodate 50 – 80 visitors.

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:06
Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s bid to open a store in Whittlesey looked increasingly fragile tonight after their late efforts to overturn “onerous” planning conditions were rejected by Fenland District Council.

Yesterday, 10:53
Kamel Bourgass

Two high-profile terrorist prisoners, including one held in Cambridgeshire, who were segregated for extended periods have won challenges at the UK’s highest court.

Yesterday, 19:30
Councillor Kay Mayor.

A councillor says her decision to stand down from Fenland District Council’s plannning committee was not “entirely” down to the decision to approve the controversial Showfields application last week.

Yesterday, 19:00
Heritage Lottery Fund

The experiences of teenage evacuees living in Fenland during the Second World War will be the focus of a project made possible by a £40,900 Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition