Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Resort’s information centre to offer a wider range of services at its new base
Seaton’s Tourist Information Centre reopened in a new base this week with plans to offer a wider range of services.
It has moved from the electric tramway ticket office to its former HQ next to Harbour Road car park, in The Underfleet.
The switch is just one part of a new development scheme planned for Seaton which will roll out to the public this year.
Seaton TIC aims to help by advising on local attractions, transport, accommodations, activities and entertainment.
The centre will provide a full range of services including a wide stock of local leaflets, brochures, street maps as well as walking and cycling information and bus timetables for Devon and Somerset amongst others.
In addition, visitors will be able to browse stocks of books, gifts, stationery and local artisan arts and crafts. The TIC will also be the place to go for beach hut hire, weekly parking permits and radar keys.
Town council tourism committee spokesman John Seward said: “The Tourist Information Centre has been a vital part of the Seaton community for more than 10 years and we are delighted to be back in the building.
“Offering an expanded facility for orienting travellers to our region as well as providing the local community with access to information is a welcome step. We would like to thank the tramway for accommodating the TIC for the last few years.”
Mr Seward added that many visitors come to Seaton to see the migratory birds along the estuary in autumn, or just to walk along the esplanade, and the TIC will help local businesses, shops, accommodations and services by providing essential information on this.
The centre will be open throughout October from 10am to 3pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
From November, it will open 10am to 2pm on Monday and Friday.
Welcoming the new improved TIC services Seaton’s marketing and events co-ordinator Karin Frewin said: “As autumn’s approach heralds in blustery weather, the winds of change are already rustling through Seaton.”