Discover Frome Information Point opens its doors
Discover Frome Information Point opens its doors on market day this Sunday, a week earlier than previously advertised. Mayor Sheila Gore joined councilors, council staff, and Black Swan Trustees and staff to formally open the information point. This comes just in time for the many visitors who come into town on Independent Market day.
The information point, which opened in time to support the Frome Festival, will not be an all-encompassing information service. Instead it specifically focuses on the arts, trails and events. The Town Hall continues to respond to enquiries regarding services. The information service team headed by Tricia Muggridge will continue to be based there. There is also a phone link at the information point for enquiries needing to be met at the Town Hall.
Councillor Jean Boulton who, is sponsor of this project, said “There had been an drop off in visitor numbers to the service once it had moved to the Town Hall which we felt was due to location. By restoring this service to the centre of town we hope to better serve the public. It is also excellent to renew the information service’s relationship with Black Swan Arts in the hope that we will better serve the Arts.”
The Information Point will inform residents and visitors with an interest in information on the Arts and Events in Frome. This is also part of plans to better inform people of the amazing array of events and experiences on offer. These will additionally include revitalising the website Discover Frome to better represent the town and the performing arts. A partnership with the List will further produce a substantial town guide or annual.
Amanda Sheridan, Chair of Black Swan Arts said “We very much look forward to welcoming the Discover Frome Information Point and feel this is an exciting and forward-thinking opportunity. It places a vital service to residents and visitors right in the centre of Frome and the Centre will benefit from the boost in footfall. Here’s to a successful summer ahead!”
The information point is staff by volunteers. In an instance where we are unable to have a full compliment of volunteers we will remain closed. To become a volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01373 465757