Morecambe Tourist Information Centre

 

UntitledMorecambe Tourist Information Centre @MoreMorecambe is situated in the old Railway Station building which also functions as a Concert Venue @ThePlatformLCC and has a restaurant on the left side of the picture which is not connected to the Lancaster City Council.

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The Building is on the main Marine Road and is easy to find as it is opposite the Art Deco Midland Hotel which is run by @EnglishLakes which has a group of 5 hotels in the Lake District and North Lancashire.

The Staff at the Visitor Centre seem to be funded by Lancashire County Council who have said that there will be cuts starting from December 2017 – details in the link below

Local Newspaper The Visitor with details of Job Cuts at the Morecambe Visitor Information Centre

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Details from Lizzi Collinge who is a Labour Party County Councillor and was posted on Social Media

Since this news there has been extensive coverage in the local and national media relating to Child Poverty in the West End of Morecambe and hopefully these issues will be addressed.  In the meantime the image of Morecambe as a Tourist destination will have suffered.

It is essential that there is funding for the Tourist Information Centre at Morecambe. In addition there should be a dedicated Marketing office for The Morecambe, Heysham and Carnforth coastline as there is no specific office.

There is an organisation @MorecambeBayUK which does much for the area and arranges the Vintage Festival  The popular Morecambe Carnival is mainly run by fantastic volunteers.   The @MoreMusic1 at the West End arranges the Kite Festival. Lancaster City Council helps Morecambe and also VisitLancashire @VisitLancashire and @marketingLancs have advertising and promotional connections and recently did a joint Lancaster and Morecambe Advert which is very helpful.

The business development area of Central Morecambe is run by John at @MorecambeBID and is doing a great job with many projects including Christmas Lights and signage.

£4.13 Billion was generated in Tourism in Lancashire in the latest information from Marketing Lancashire with 75 Million Visitors. Hopefully there will be no cuts to the Tourism office in Morecambe as Tourism Investment=Jobs.  In fact more needs to be invested with #Brexit and more people having a #Staycation.

Information from Marketing Lancashire about Lancashire Tourism   

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In the meantime “Bring me Sunshine.”

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If there is incorrect information – or something that needs to be added contact me on @ChrisJCoates on Twitter, thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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