group aims to save threatened Burnham Tourist Centre from axe
new 'working party' of local tourism bosses is to be formed later
this week when talks to save Burnham-On-Sea's closure-threatened
Tourist Information Centre get underway.
new group is expected to be created at a meeting to discuss the
future of the seafront centre on Thursday evening (28th January)
at 7pm in the Town Council Chambers in Jaycroft Road.
Clerk Eileen Shaw told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The purpose of
the meeting is to appoint a small working party of about seven
persons actively engaged in tourism to come up with suggestions
as to how the TIC could be manned in the future."
is likely that such a working party would include a representative
from one of the major holiday villages, one from one of the smaller
holiday outlets and one from the B&B outlets, plus representatives
from the transport industry, the business sector and the district
and town councils."
is hoped that such a working party will be in a position to report
back within the next two to three months."
this stage it is not anticipated that funding will be a matter
to be considered at the meeting - rather a question of 'throwing
a life line' to allow the TIC to continue to operate whilst a
long term practical solution is sought."
in November that the centre's future could be in doubt due to
district council funding cuts. The centre also received a sought-after
mystery shopper award, as reported here.