People encouraged to contribute to new tourism service

A Belper shop is urging people who organise events in the town to make use of their new tourist information service.

The Belper News told in November how De Bradelei Mill stores is now home to a new Town Centre Visitor Information Point.

The service has been set-up to provide easy access to information on local visitor attractions, events and ideas of places for people to visit around the town.

De Bradelei Stores offered space for the facility after the Belper Vision Group – also known as the Belper Cluster Group – asked officials atAmber Valley Borough Council for more tourist information to be available in the town centre.

Now, Belper people who put together visitor attractions are being encouraged to send or deliver A4 posters for display at De Bradelei.

The Information point can be found on the ground floor of the complex and is open seven days per week throughout the year.

It will work in addition to the existing visitor service, provided by staff and volunteers at Strutt’s North Mill and the Belper Ambassador scheme, which encourages traders who are happy to answer questions to engage with visitors.

For further information or to feature in the area contact Joanne Bamford, Tourism & Culture Coordinator by phoning 01773 841485 or emailing her at Joanne.bamford@ambervalley.gov.uk

Alternatively, direct information for the attention of Simon Scott at the De Bradelei Stores, which are located on Chapel Street.