Councillors Call Again For Better TIC Signage

The Tourist Information Centre

The Tourist Information Centre

Councillors have again asked for better signage on the islands, particularly for the Tourist Information Centre, which moved to the Schiller Shelter last year.

It’s one of the objectives for the AONB’s new Executive Group, outlined in a report that went before last week’s Planning Committee.

Cllr Fran Grottick asked when there would be investment in new signs and said she hoped there’d be a wider debate about the issue.

This was echoed by Cllr Christine Savill, who said that the discussion needed to happen “sooner rather than later.”

She said the islands were “sadly lacking in any forms of signage at the moment.”

Christie says there’s an ongoing issue with the lack of pointers for tourists to the TIC. That’s been raised by several members over the last 18 months, she added.

The Council’s Senior Manager of Infrastructure and Assets, Diana Mompoloki, said the AONB would be concentrating on smaller scale signs, such as those for footpaths.

But she admitted that the Council would need to deal with the issue as it’s, “a bit all over the place.”

Cllr Savill questioned whether the Council or the Duchy was responsible for this on the off-islands.

The AONB also wants to create a new job role to build links between the islands natural environment and the economy.

That could include organising wildlife and heritage breaks, creating an interpretation centre, and a Youth Ranger Scheme.

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