June 28, 2011
MP praises town's tourist information centre team
MP has praised the team of volunteers who are running the town's
seafront information centre.
a special visit, Tessa Munt met members of the community group
that is running the centre and heard how it is dealing with an
average of 300 visitors a day.
full of admiration for the work the volunteers are doing here,"
she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
has an incredibly useful and informative centre that is benefiting
tourists, residents and local businesses while also raising money
for two great charities."
(Burnham Information And Rescue Support) took over the facilities
from Sedgemoor District Council in April, as we reported here.
Its team of around 20 volunteers are handing out tourist and community
information while also providing sea safety advice and selling
a wide range of merchandise, including items from BARB and Burnham's
volunteers are still needed to join the centre's friendly team,
particularly at weekends, to help by handing out information.
Those interested can call in at the centre during opening hours
(10am-4pm) or by contacting the group here.
is also vital for BIARS and a recent collection at Burnham's Morrisons
supermarket (pictured right) raised £277 while car boot
sales are also proving successful.
of items for the car boot sales are welcomed and can be dropped
off at the seafront centre during opening hours (10am-4pm).
BIARS is also keen to hear from organisers of community events
central diary of events is being set up to help event organisers
avoid clashes and a new email address has been created at firstname.lastname@example.org
for event details to be sent through. Events will be displayed
free of charge on the centre's calendar while A4 posters can be
displayed in a what's on book for a small fee of just 50p.
(Top) Tessa Munt at Burnham's information centre with volunteers
Ian Jefferies and Gail Cruckshank; and (above) Tom Ashton and
Rob Wing during a collection on behalf of BIARS
BIARS web page