clitheroe Tourist Information Centre (TIC) will relocate to the town’s Platform Gallery in May, members of Ribble Valley Tourism Association heard during its recent Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Held at Eaves Hall Country Hotel, West Bradford, Ribble Valley Borough Council tourism information officer Stephanie Hibbert explained to members how, because of savings the borough council has had to make, the TIC will merge with the Platform Gallery from the first week in May.
She added how the TIC had dealt with 23.000 visitors over the past year, attended two exhibitions – Nigel Haworth’s food festival at Ewood Park and the Great Days Out Fair at Manchester’s Trafford Centre. Stephanie explained these exhibitions attract visitors from all over the North West, and are an ideal opportunity to promote the Ribble Valley Guide.
Association vice chairman Steve Alcock opened the meeting and a minute’s silence was held for late chairman Peter Moore.
Isobel Bristow was later elected chairman, Mr Alcock was re-elected vice chairman, Howard Brindle was elected second vice chairman, and Mandy Paul treasurer.
Ribble Valley Mayor Coun. Simon Hore spoke of what a wonderful borough we live in with such a wealth of talent and of all the events and attractions he had attended while in office. Coun. Hore also spoke about the relocation of the TIC to the Platform Gallery, adding an extension of hours would be welcome. A warm welcome was given to Ribble Valley Borough Council’s newly-appointed tourism and events manager Tom Pridmore and Isobel Bristow as the association’s newly appointed chairman. Coun. Hore then wished the Association every success in the future.