Putting Seaton shopping centre on the map

PUBLISHED: 08:26 21 October 2015 | UPDATED: 17:27 09 November 2015

New guide to help visitors find their way around

Seaton has taken steps to help shoppers find their way around its busy town centre.

The resort’s chamber of commerce and town development team have joined forces to commission local artist Carolyn King to produce a pictorial map.

It is designed to inspire both visitors and locals to come into the town centre and see what is on offer.

“Seaton is packed full of independent shops, cafés, bars, and other businesses, and now they’re on the map,” said a spokesman.

Jenny Eagles, from Owl and Pyramid bookshop, and Gill Hamlett, of WithaGee Glass Art, the new co-chairmen of the chamber, have worked with the local authority and development team to get the new shoppers’ map to print.

Jenny said: “Visitors arriving in Seaton may not be aware of what is in the town centre and even people who live in the area may not realise quite how many local businesses there are in town.

“There are, in fact, over 100 places to eat, shop and enjoy in Seaton.”

Gill added: “We have worked closely with the town development team to improve footfall in the town and we would like to thank them for their input and for funding a significant proportion of this venture.”

Councillor Heather Sanham, who has spearheaded the town council’s signage work, and Karin Frewin of the town development team said: “We are delighted to work with the chamber to produce this new map and hope that it will help many visitors discover the independent shops in the town centre.”

The new shoppers’ map, printed locally, is available at the tourist information centre, the library and town hall, as well as some shops.

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