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3:00pm Sunday 24th February 2013 in News
A NEW tourist e-point to keep visitors informed and up-todate has been opened at Newent Library.
The screen, unveiled last week, connects to the official tourism website visitforestofdean.co.uk.
It has been provided by Forest of Dean District Council, with Gloucestershire County Council covering the broadband and power costs.
Further cash was needed to pay for its installation, so district councillor Julia Gooch went on the hunt and was pointed in the direction of Costcutter’s ‘Making a Difference Locally’ scheme by the local branch.
“It is great news that the screen is now in place. Newent has been without a tourist information point for some time and this will be a great asset for our visitors,” she said.
Newent’s mayor Roger Beard added: “In these challenging business times it is essential we make visitors to our town welcome and make it easy for them to locate attractions.”
The e-point was unveiled by Jemima Parry-Jones, director of the International Centre for Birds of Prey, one of the area’s biggest tourist attractions.
PICTURE CAPTION: INFORMATION: Ferom left, district councillor Julia Gooch, Jemima Parry-Jones of the International Centre for Birds of Prey, Mayor Roger Beard, Newent Library assistant Nadia Perdisatt, and Angela Pugh of Newent Costcutter, which has helped to pay for installation of the new e-point.