tourist centre celebrates its 100,000th visitor
at Burnham-On-Sea's tourist information centre have this week
celebrated their 100,000th visitor since taking over the premises.
couple Mary White and her fiance David Jamieson from Wells were
greeted by cheers when they entered the building and unwittingly
reach the milestone.
short ceremony was held when the couple was presented with a bouquet
of flowers, a Burnham paperweight and a bottle of bubbly.
Mayor Ken Smout joined
v olunteers from BIARS (Burnham Information and Rescue Support),
who run the centre, at the event.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We love Burnham and like to visit
on the bus from Wells. We called in at the information centre
to collect a bus timetable and were surprised and delighted to
be named the 100,000th visitors!"
took over the facilities from Sedgemoor District Council in April
2011. Its team of more than 30 volunteers hand out tourist and
community information while providing sea safety advice and merchandise
from BARB (Burnham Area Rescue Boat) and Burnham's Coastguard
volunteers are welcome to join the centre's friendly team by calling
in or contacting the group here.
BIARS spokesman added: "Reaching the 100,000th visitor since
BIARS took over the centre last year is a big milestone that demonstrates
how busy our volunteers have been and how vital this centre is
to the area's tourism economy."