New signage to guide visitors around town

New sign board outside Bexhill Town Hall. From left: Hillary Randall, from Bexhill Town Team, Julian Porter, from Bexhill Museum, Cllr Abul Azad, RDC member for Bexhill Central, Cllr Simon Elford, RDC lead member for Bexhill affairs, culture and tourism, Cllr Joy Hughes, RDC member for Bexhill Central SUS-151028-100059001
New sign board outside Bexhill Town Hall. From left: Hillary Randall, from Bexhill Town Team, Julian Porter, from Bexhill Museum, Cllr Abul Azad, RDC member for Bexhill Central, Cllr Simon Elford, RDC lead member for Bexhill affairs, culture and tourism, Cllr Joy Hughes, RDC member for Bexhill Central SUS-151028-100059001

Visitors to Bexhill will be able to navigate more easily thanks to new signposts and maps installed around the town.

The new signs are the result of a joint project between Rother District Council and Bexhill Town Team, launched after a survey identified a need for more signs to assist visitors.

Funding for the project came from a successful bid by Hastings Borough Council and Rother District Council for money from the Coastal Communities Fund, a Big Lottery Fund-backed scheme which aims to encourage economic development in coastal areas.

Five signage boards featuring maps and details of attractions have been installed, along with eight finger posts with directions to points of interest.

New signs have also been installed in Hastings, allowing tourists to navigate between the Jerwood Gallery and Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion.

Rother councillor Simon Elford said: “These signs link two first-class tourist destinations and help visitors to discover the wealth of leisure, shopping and tourism attractions this area has to offer.

“The signs in Bexhill will complement the recent pedestrian improvements in Marina in encouraging people to walk between the seafront and town centre, with all the economic benefits that brings.

“Tourists don’t recognise local authority boundaries and this project is a great example of two councils working together for a scheme which benefits both areas.”

Council officers worked with Bexhill Town Team, the De La Warr Pavilion and Bexhill Museum on the map and location of the signs.

Signs featuring maps, along with finger posts, have been installed at Devonshire Square, Egerton Park, Manor Gardens, the De La Warr Pavilion car park and outside Bexhill Town Hall. The boards also feature map dispensers.

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