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Frustrated at the lack of tourist information
12:00pm Thursday 5th April 2012 in Letters
I was pleased to read (Gazette, March 29) that the £1 million revamp scheme proposed for Marlborough’s town hall has been rejected by electors.
Reading on, I was angered and frustrated to see that whilst fresh proposals will include a museum, new council offices, better toilets, kitchen, bar and even external lift, there is no mention of any provision for a Tourist Information Centre.
I am currently working at Avebury and I am frequently asked for information about the area and where they can find the nearest TIC. The Avebury one no longer exists and I believe the nearest centre now is in Chippenham.
It’s a relief to know that re-opening the public toilets beneath the town hall is being considered. It’s a lack of business acumen to turn a blind eye to increased trade potential for the High Street through the absence of any formal tourist information point.
A website is not a fitting alternative. Many people like to converse with a human being.
Robert Macmillan, Kelham Gardens, Marlborough.