Weymouth TIC Closing This Weekend
6:47pm 9th April 2013
(Updated 6:48pm 9th April 2013)
Weymouth Tourist Information based at Weymouth Pavilion will now shut this Sunday (14th April).
The Borough Council say the early closure is due to the loss of key staff.
The closure of the TIC will not affect the box office service at the Pavilion which will continue to operate until the Pavilion building closes on 31 May.
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Leisure and Tourism Manager, Nick Thornley said:
"We appreciate that local businesses and residents will have concerns about the provision of tourist information within Weymouth and would like to reassure them that we are setting up new tourist information points at the Harbour Office at Custom House Quay and at the council offices at North Quay as quickly as possible.
"We are also working with local businesses to establish a further tourist information point or points within Weymouth.
"The council continues to support the Visit-Dorset.com tourism website as an efficient and effective means of providing quality information to visitors and local residents.
"In the meantime email, telephone and written enquiries and requests will continue to be handled by appropriately qualified staff."
Councillors agreed in February to close Weymouth's Tourist Information Centre as part of measures to help the borough council balance its budget and cope with reductions in public spending.
At a Management Committee meeting on Tuesday 2 April, councillors agreed alternative methods of providing visitor information for Weymouth and Portland including establishing alternative tourist information points in Weymouth and using Visit-Dorset.com to provide visitor information and promote local businesses and attractions.
Portland's TIC will continue to operate for the 2013 summer season.