April 13, 2011
begins to opening of new-look Burnham tourist centre
countdown has begun to this Thursday's opening of Burnham-On-Sea's
new tourist information centre.
shelves at the centre have been stocked with new tourist
information, merchandise and sea safety advice leaflets this week
in readiness for Thursday's official opening, which takes place
A wide range of tourist information, travel advice, leaflets,
and details on local attractions will be available.
The stock includes artwork from Burnham artist Judith Champion,
fudge from Burnham fudge maker Jonathan Walter, Bristol Blue glass,
apple juice from Rich's Cider Farm, and merchandise from Burnham-On-Sea.com
which will all be sold to raise money for the newly-formed community
group BIARS (Burnham Information And Rescue Support), which now
runs the centre.
of Burnham hovercraft rescue charity BARB and The Coastguard Association
will also be handing out sea safety information and selling charity
merchandise at the centre.
Festival boss Michael Eavis will perform the official opening
this Thursday (April 14th) at mid-day and then be given a guided
tour of the adjacent hovercraft and coastguard stations.
comes after Sedgemoor District Council this week formally handed
over the lease to the building to BIARS.
BIARS has this week issued a fresh appeal for more volunteers
to come forward to help run the seafront centre. To find out more,
visit the BIARS web page here.