Nick Herbert opens Tourist Information Point
Steyning's new Tourist Information Point was officially opened by Nick Herbert MP last Friday (21 January).
The MP for Arundel & South Downs was delighted to cut the ribbon on the village's new touch-screen information point, located in Steyning's Post Office.
The system provides a central source of local information for visitors and residents.
It was made possible by dedicated members of the Visitors & Tourism committee, part of the Steyning & District Community Partnership, and funding support from Collabor8 and the Chanctonbury County Local Committee.
Mr Herbert was invited to use the new system. His first search was for restaurants and pubs, where he learned more about the wide selection of good food available in the local area.
He also viewed the diary of upcoming events, which included farmers markets and conservation volunteering.
Martin Leigh-Pollitt, Chairman of the Visitors & Tourism Committee, commented: "I am delighted that Nick Herbert was able to open this new Tourist Information Point at Steyning Post Office. This project, undertaken by the Steyning & District Partnership, is an important new resource for those visiting this attractive area and local residents.
"This initiative is a major stepping stone in a series of projects undertaken by the Steyning & District Community Partnership which have been aimed at improving the visitor experience, providing better information and improving the physical environment. In the current economic climate these projects help ensure that local businesses enjoy their share of the tourism cake. My thanks to the volunteers, Alan Marsh from the Post Office, Hidden Britain and funding partners Collabor8 and Chanctonbury County Local Committee for enabling us to provide this valuable facility."
Nick Herbert commented: "The Tourist Information Point is a wonderful new addition to Steyning that provides easy-to-access information on amenities in the local area.
"I hope visitors and residents alike will find this a useful facility. It's so important that we promote the Downs and our local towns and villages which are great to visit.
"I'd like to thank everyone who made this new Information Point possible."