April 14, 2011
Burnham-On-Sea tourist information centre opens today
new tourist information centre opens today (Thursday, April 14th)
under the ownership of a brand new community group.
Festival boss Michael Eavis will perform the official opening
of the new-look centre at 12 noon.
The ceremony comes after Sedgemoor District Council this week
formally handed over the lease to the building to the newly-formed
community group BIARS (Burnham Information And Rescue Support),
which now runs the centre.
A wide range of new tourist information, travel advice, leaflets,
and details on local attractions has been brought into the building
over the past week.
new stock includes artwork from Burnham artist Judith Champion,
fudge from Burnham fudge maker Jonathan Walter, Bristol Blue glass,
drinks from Rich's Cider Farm, and merchandise from Burnham-On-Sea.com
- all of which will be sold to keep the centre running.
of Burnham hovercraft rescue charity BARB and The Coastguard Association
will also be handing out sea safety information and selling charity
merchandise of their own at the centre.
BIARS has this week issued a fresh appeal for more volunteers
to come forward to help run the centre, which aims to be open
daily from 10am-4pm. To find out more, call 01278 787852 or visit
the BIARS web page here.