ROTHER dignitaries turned out in force to the official opening of a new tourist information point in Bexhill.
Councillors, town mayors, local traders and tourism businesses were invited to join the celebrations.
Bexhill now has a dedicated tourism information point located at the Number 48 café in Devonshire Road.
There is racking for leaflets and literature, a telephone line that links through to the hub office in Rye for visitors to use at no charge and staff will be trained to help answer visitor queries.
The locations, which includes a sister branch in Battle have been chosen by Tourism South East, in conjunction with Rother District Council. Tourism South East won the visitor information services contract in Rother for three years from April 2012.
Tourism South East has also identified 10 locations for Local Tourist Information Points throughout the district, these consist of literature racking in prominent positions within the smaller villages in Rother. Local Information Points can be found at; Orchard Farm Shop in Hurst Green, the Greedy Goat in Ticehurst, Burwash Newsagents, the Mill and Toy Museum in Northiam, The Castle in Bodiam, the Cooden Beach Hotel, the Gallivant in Camber Sands, the Ship in Winchelsea Beach, Winchelsea Farm Kitchen and the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill.
Rother District Council member for tourism Cllr Martin Kenward said: “It’s thrilling to be able to open these new information points which, along with the Rye office and the new offices throughout the district, will give an excellent service to our many thousands of visitors to Rother.”