Combined centre

PUBLISHED: 07:15 08 November 2013

Archant

A FEW weeks ago, I read in the Journal about the closure of the TIC and also the ongoing hope of a Jurassic Coast interpretation and visitor centre, and your wish regarding obtaining local views on these matters.

As a former local resident, I would like to suggest that, for the greater benefit of Exmothians, and tourists alike, a combined tourist information centre/Jurassic Coast interpretation and visitor centre ought to be considered as the best cost-effective solution, thereby combining the usual overheads of running and staffing costs, and even local information literature.

Many years ago, I visited Princetown and was most impressed with its combined tourist information/Dartmoor interpretation centre, both within an impressive purpose-built building.

Instead of Exmouth continually trying to do things on the cheap, why not attempt something similar here?

If towns like Totnes, Ashburton, Teignmouth and Dawlish can support TICs, surely Exmouth can.

Of course, one ideal location could have been on the seafront just east of the clock tower… but a Premier Inn will have got there first.

Stephen Derek

Tilehurst

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