Member of the Welsh Parliament for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay, will be raising the position of garden centres remaining open during the firebreak announced by the Welsh Government yesterday. Nick will be speaking in today’s Business Statement during Plenary on this issue which has been raised with him by local garden centre businesses in Monmouthshire
Speaking today Nick said: “During the last lockdown some garden centres were able to open and some were not. I will be pressing the Welsh Government for all garden centres to remain open during the forthcoming sixteen day lockdown provided they follow all necessary safety precautions to safeguard the public and their staff.
“ Gardening is one of the few pleasures to occupy people when they are told to stay at home and extremely important for mental and physical wellbeing. Autumn is a key time for planting, and even for those without a garden planting on balconies and window boxes as well as indoor plants can be enjoyed by everyone.
“ I will be urging the Welsh Government to allow all garden centres in Wales to remain open if they wish to do so during the fortnight ahead.”