Facts about visitor centre

PUBLISHED: 02:01 09 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:02 15 June 2010

I'd like to make everyone aware of the variety of projects that are on-going for locals and visitors alike through the unceasing work of the charity called the Seaton Visitor Centre Trust (originally the Seaton Gateway Town Group). The group recognises t

I'd like to make everyone aware of the variety of projects that are on-going for locals and visitors alike through the unceasing work of the charity called the Seaton Visitor Centre Trust (originally the Seaton Gateway Town Group). The group recognises that it will be some time before the centre is built so, in the meantime, it is working hard to keep Seaton looking vibrant and encouraging a sense of community. Our projects include the stunning banners (created by local students) that now hang from Seaton's lamp posts, additional fun activities for all during carnival week, themed walks, a climate control exhibition, an annual symposium, a New Year's Eve party and Jurassic Coast cruises. The group has always had representatives from many of Seaton's community groups and has grown from the dozen or so people who, even before World Heritage status was awarded to the Jurassic Coast back in 2001, started to promote the concept of a high quality interpretation centre for the area and to develop ideas for its content and place in the community.Decisions about the centre are being made by funding bodies such as the South West Regional Development Agency, Devon County Council and East Devon District Council. Through our research and sound arguments and the efforts of our project manager, Tracey Guiry, we have proved the case for a viable top quality visitor centre. We are involved in regeneration issues only when they directly affect the proposed centre and we are not duplicating the work of any other groups. If you would like to join us, or just like to know more, please see our new website www.seatonvisitorcentretrust.org or attend one of our meetings (in Seaton Town Hall at 3.30pm on the third Tuesday of every month except August and December).Bernard DunfordChairmanSeaton Visitor Centre Trust

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