OOH, how I so agree with Philip Evans regarding the appalling state of our town council’s “flagship” Jubilee Pavilion (LymeOnline, September 3 2021).
Their total lack of interest and commitment to it is an embarrassment and it is truly an eyesore along our wonderful Marine Parade.
Many years ago I wrote and attended a council meeting outlining what it could become after the demise of the Tourist Information Centre. Nothing has happened!
Philip is correct; the old volunteers (I was one) would gladly reappear and help in any way to make the place attractive and informative to our visitors.
Several of our more mature visitors don’t want to be staring at screens or wafting their phones over unintelligible logos. They want a friendly face who can give them up to date information and make them feel welcome in the town.
How can this be funded? I have and many others suggested the council get a proper commercial/marketing manager who can let out the upstairs rooms on a proper commercial footing, which would more than pay for any costs incurred.
That person could also be responsible for recruiting and organising volunteers who want to help visitors and also the town’s reputation!
Oh, and by the way, they spent enough repairing the roof and putting in a glass screen… but that’s another story!