tourist information centre's team thanks retiring Chairman
community group that runs Burnham-On-Sea's Tourist Information
Centre has a new Chairman this week.
Neville Jones, 93, stepped down from the role at BIARS (Burnham
Information and Rescue Support) during the group's AGM held on
Ashton, a director at Somerset Tourism Association and a former
guest house owner in Burnham, has taken over the Chairman's position
and thanked Cllr Jones for all his work, who becomes honorary
has had probably the longest active role in tourism in the country,
from running his own hotel business in Devon to being the head
of the south west tourist board for many years and more recently
being a driving force behind Burnham's tourism industry for over
50 years," said Tom.
him, I doubt if we would have a tourism office in Burnham and
we owe a great deal to him for all his lobbying work over the
Jones said: "Our tourist centre is doing a fantastic job
and I'm proud to have been a part of it - I will continue to provide
help where I can and am pleased to accept the role of President."
the AGM, centre manager Ian Jefferies, Treasurer Steph Lewis and
Secretary Gail Cruickshank were all thanked for their considerable
work over the past year, along with the organisation's 50 volunteers
who keep the centre running.
and supporters of BIARS at this week's AGM, above