Help town make most of coast..

15:47 02 November 2012

Budleigh Salterton

Budleigh Salterton

Archant

Budleigh Salterton residents with knowledge of the Jurassic Coast are being sought to act as ambassadors.

The chairman of the Communities Forum for the Jurassic Coast John Wokersien told town councillors that they needed local knowledge to improve links between the community and the World Heritage Site (WHS).

He also said that a WHS business accreditation scheme, to enable Budleigh businesses to start selling merchandise based on the area, could be started up.

Under the terms of the World Heritage Convention, the United Nations require that a WHS become a ‘function in the life of the community’ - in other words, they must have meaning to the people who live and work around them.

Since 2001 many people have been giving up their time to help publicise the Jurassic Coast, including giving talks, walks, volunteering at events, and picking up beach litter.

Mr Wokersien said: “After a decade of World Heritage Site status, we would like to formally acknowledge the efforts of these individuals by recognising them as ambassadors for the Jurassic Coast. In addition, we would like to recruit new ambassadors.”

He said they would help out at events, talk to businesses about the benefits of the Jurassic Coast, promote the area to tourists, act as expert guides for walks, give talks, volunteer for visitor centres and help organise conservation activities. He added: ““Budleigh Salterton is a gateway town and is on a unique part of the geological scene.”

Go to: www.jurassiccoast.org.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:30
Tesco community champion Louisa Littlewood and store manager Leanne Eamshaw with The King's Centre food bank manager Teresa Hawkes. Ref mhh 3169-35-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

More than 50 boxes were filled throughout last weekend and donated to the food bank.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:17
Supermarket trolley

The revelation has been heralded as a ‘blessing in disguise’ by the town’s chamber of commerce chairman.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:16

Are your children addicted to TV or computer games? Do they rarely stir from the sofa? Are they getting enough exercise? With the children back at school this week, it’s the perfect time for them to get fitter.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:39
Exeter Magistrates' Court

Woman left upset after pensioner exposed himself

Read more
Tue, 17:06
Honiton Christmas lights in 2013. Ref mhh 0083-50-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Several collections will be made outside Tesco in Honiton.

Read more
Tue, 11:30

The incident happened on Sunday, August 30, between 3.30am and 4am in Kings Road.

Read more
Tue, 10:15
Seaton’s royal party (left to right)  Princess Erin Ellis, Carnival Queen Jenny Weber and Princess Haley Jones. Rear:  gardener, broadcaster and writer Anne Swithinbank who crowned the Carnival Queen
Mrs Jacqueline Bayless (nee Powling) who was the Carnival Queen 50 years ago and presented the cups to this year’s Royal Party. Photo IAN BARRADALE

Golden jubilee trio receive their cups from the town’s first carnival queen of 50 years ago - Jacqueline Bayless

Read more
Mon, 16:44
Sitting pretty on a pink tractor is two and a half Lottie York at the Honiton Hill Rally. Ref mhh 9350-36-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Pictures:

Read more
Mon, 08:12
Lyme Regis Lifeboat

RIB comes to the rescue before Lyme Regis lifeboat crew carry pair to the safety of the harbour

Read more
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Dame Hilary Mantel: 'As I work my way through the third book it often feels as exciting as the first day I started'

Speaking ahead of the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, of which she is president, the Wolf Hall author recalls the first time she visited the East Devon town as a teenager.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition


Honiton's trusted business finder