Mayor Unveils New Visitor Information PanelPublished Monday, 11 July 2016
Ribble Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate unveiled a new information panel during a special visit to Longridge Heritage Centre marking the work of volunteers in providing a valuable tourist information servic
The Longridge Heritage Centre, on the site of the old station, is manned by a dedicated group of volunteers who provide visitor information and share their knowledge of local history.
The Mayor of Ribble Valley said ‘I was very keen to come to Longridge to help celebrate the work of the volunteers and the installation of a new information panel provided the ideal opportunity to confirm Longridge as important tourism destination in Ribble Valley.
Tourism and Events Officer Tom Pridmore, who is working closely with the Heritage Centre team, said. ‘Visitors already receive a warm welcome from the volunteers and the Council is keen to support their valuable work by installing a new information panel and providing other information.
Jean Hill, Chairman of the Longridge Heritage Centre Trust said ‘we are working closely with the Council on improving our facilities for visitors and greatly value their interest in our work’, adding ‘we were particularly delighted to welcome the Mayor of Ribble Valley to the Centre’
New brochure racking has been provided by the Ribble Valley Tourism Association, which, in partnership with the Council, is developing a network of dedicated Visitor Information Points across the area. Chairman Amanda Dowson who also attended the event said ‘Longridge is the Western gateway to the Ribble Valley and the perfect place for one of our Visitor Information Points’