Help town make most of coast..

PUBLISHED: 15:47 02 November 2012

Budleigh Salterton

Budleigh Salterton

Archant

Budleigh Salterton residents with knowledge of the Jurassic Coast are being sought to act as ambassadors.

The chairman of the Communities Forum for the Jurassic Coast John Wokersien told town councillors that they needed local knowledge to improve links between the community and the World Heritage Site (WHS).

He also said that a WHS business accreditation scheme, to enable Budleigh businesses to start selling merchandise based on the area, could be started up.

Under the terms of the World Heritage Convention, the United Nations require that a WHS become a ‘function in the life of the community’ - in other words, they must have meaning to the people who live and work around them.

Since 2001 many people have been giving up their time to help publicise the Jurassic Coast, including giving talks, walks, volunteering at events, and picking up beach litter.

Mr Wokersien said: “After a decade of World Heritage Site status, we would like to formally acknowledge the efforts of these individuals by recognising them as ambassadors for the Jurassic Coast. In addition, we would like to recruit new ambassadors.”

He said they would help out at events, talk to businesses about the benefits of the Jurassic Coast, promote the area to tourists, act as expert guides for walks, give talks, volunteer for visitor centres and help organise conservation activities. He added: ““Budleigh Salterton is a gateway town and is on a unique part of the geological scene.”

Go to: www.jurassiccoast.org.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 13:59

Officers are investigating after a ‘number’ of tools were taken from a building in Sanctuary Lane, Woodbury.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:42

Details of activities taking place at a two-day Love4Exmouth event in Manor Gardens, Exmouth, next month have been announced.

Read more
Thu, 13:24

Exmouth Journal reader Kim Angell has taken this photo of the beavers living in the River Otter, near Otterton

Read more
Thu, 12:49

Researchers from Exeter University are carrying out studies on the Colaton Raleigh Common site which was ravaged by fire in April.

Read more
Thu, 11:05

Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944.

Read more
Thu, 10:35

Exmouth Mayor Brian Cole tells councillors town will miss communiy college princpal Tony Alexander, who is stepping down after more than 15 years.

Read more
Wed, 17:11

Keith Rose, 68, who was convicted of the 1981 murder of Juliet Rowe, has taken his case to the High Court

Read more
Wed, 16:58

Art collectors are being offered the chance to bid for specially-commissioned otter statues to raise money for Dartmoor National Park.

Read more
Wed, 12:49

East Devon District Council says that the window of the band stand was smashed some time after 9pm on Tuesday, July 18.

Read more
Wed, 12:37

Exmouth: storm lovers abandoned all hope of sleep and headed for the seafront to get a front row seat, watching the ‘incredible’ lightning show that illuminated the skies into the early hours of the morning.

Read more

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Local Weather

Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications