Could you be a Minehead ambassador?

    Could you be a Minehead ambassador?

    Could you be a Minehead ambassador?

    Monday 14 November 2016

    Volunteers with the gift of story-telling, the ability to get on with people and a knowledge of Minehead are being sought to become new ambassadors for the resort.

    West Somerset Council, working with Minehead Information Centre, is hoping to recruit people willing to give up a few hours to lead guided walks around the town.

    Three trails have been created but there is scope for volunteers to create and lead their own walks.

    The time commitment is modest – and it’s up to volunteers to decide how many hours to offer. The trails are designed to last between 90 minutes and two hours, starting and finishing at the Information Centre on the sea front.

    At present it’s planned to pilot the scheme this autumn and winter with the aim of launching it at Easter, in time for the start of the main holiday season.

    Cllr Karen Mills, West Somerset Council’s Lead Member for Tourism and Economic Regeneration, said: “I am sure there must be people in and around Minehead who’d love to share their knowledge, stories and special places.

    “We’d also love to hear any ideas they may have to create their own trails – perhaps based on a theme.”

    The three trails – two designed to be accessible for those with disabilities – cover landmarks like Blenheim Gardens and Church Steps, the historic harbour, and beauty spots like Bratton Stream.

    If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like more information please contact: Nicki Maclean on nmmaclean@westsomerset.gov.uk / 01984 635326

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    Contact:

    Debbie Rundle, on behalf of West Somerset Council,01984 635280 or 01823 356407 or 07714 759899 email d.rundle@tauntondeane.gov.uk