New leader takes the helm at Axminster TIC

PUBLISHED: 07:30 04 June 2016 | UPDATED: 09:10 07 June 2016

Outgoing TIC chairman Sarah Crook (left) and her successor Joy Raymond. Picture CHRIS CARSON

Outgoing TIC chairman Sarah Crook (left) and her successor Joy Raymond. Picture CHRIS CARSON

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Sarah Crook stood down at the annual general meeting to welcome local accommodation provider Joy Raymond in her place.

Axminster Tourist Information Centre has a new chairman.

Sarah Crook stood down at the annual general meeting to welcome local accommodation provider Joy Raymond in her place.

In her final report, Mrs Crook, who will now serve as vice-chairman, outlined the past year’s achievements. These had been to ensure the TIC is a legal and responsible organisation with a constitution with the correct and appropriate policies in place.

She said opening hours and staffing had increased with an improved office and facilities.

Mrs Crook said the crowning moment for the TIC was taking silver place at the Devon Tourism Awards in 2015 - a tremendous team effort.

She added: “I would thank the people of Axminster, all the local organisations and Axminster Town Council for their support. Without them we would not exist and we are very grateful and hope that we can continue to enjoy your support so that we are able to positively contribute to the community.”

Later Ms Raymond said: “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Sarah. First, as an excellent manager for many years and, more recently, as chairman leading it to independence two years ago and getting it to the good place where it is today.”

The new committee includes Shane Morgan, treasurer, Jack Neal, secretary, David Starr, Ian Crawford, Keith and Gill Barnard and Jenny Fells.


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