Tourist information centre for Coleford

Wednesday 20th January 2016 1:57 pm
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ACTION PLAN: Deputy mayor Nick Penny outside the building that will become home to the Tourist Information Centre and Citizens Advice. ()

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CIVIC leaders in Coleford hope to house a tourist information centre in the town as part of their local plan.

Coleford Town Council has recently acquired the lease for a building on Lords Hill with a view to providing an information point for visitors.

The building now houses Citizens Advice and work is ongoing to make it a suitable tourist information centre which is a part of the council’s four-year plan.

Deputy mayor Nick Penny said: “I want the council to be so much more than just a talking shop.

"Over the past few years a number of ideas and projects have been identified that could easily be brought to fruition.

“And as part of the consultation process for the Neighbourhood Development Plan so many suggestions were made that it was decided that many of these ideas could be worked on and completed.

"We don’t need to wait until the NDP has been completed.”

Some 30 projects have been identified and includes improving the recreation area within the Bells Field to include an amphitheatre styled venue, making use of the natural landscape and increasing the number of events staged in the Coleford with the objective of ?increase the footfall in the town.

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