Tourism in Budleigh Salterton has been given a welcome boost thanks to the reopening of the town’s Tourist Information Centre (TIC).
The Fore Street office, which was closed for several months, is now being run by volunteers six days a week, from 10am until 4pm.
The TIC centre is keen to recruit extra help to boost its numbers on an ad-hoc basis, to cover for sickness or holidays. Volunteers work in pairs, with the day split into two, four-hour shifts.
Skills also being sought by the TIC are book keeping, and someone who can help manage the centre’s advertising.
The centre is a hub of information for visitors and residents, with advice and help on what can be found locally, including accommodation, and services.
It will also sell postcards, leaflets, maps and books about the local area.
The TIC hopes to increase its service at a later date, to include ticket sales.
Helen Warren, Budleigh TIC spokeswoman, said: “The re-opening has been welcomed in the town and the timing is apt, as we have seen a recent influx of holidaymakers to the area.
“Since Monday there has already been a steady stream of visitors to the centre.”
She added: “The response for volunteers has been good but the TIC is still seeking extra manpower to cover gaps in the rota and cover for absences.
“If you would like to join the bank of volunteers willing to help out – either with or without having a weekly commitment – then please contact us.”
To volunteer, call Alan on 01395 442304 or Helen on 01395 442600.
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