tourist information centre saw 22,000 summer visitors
22,000 people visited Burnham-On-Seas tourist information
centre over the summer holidays during one of the busiest seasons
since the facilities opened seven years ago.
seafront centre, run by community group BIARS (Burnham Information
and Rescue Support), welcomed 22,706 visitors between the start
of June and the end of September, according to its footfall counter.
has been another busy year for our volunteers," Chairman Tom
Ashton told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
visitor numbers were again strong, around the same as last year,
and were helped by the warm weather at the start of the holidays
and the large number of people taking breaks in the UK."
The team celebrating the tourist
centre's 7th anniversary in April
of 40 volunteers runs the centre, with daily opening hours of 10am-4pm
until the week after carnival when winter hours of 10am-2pm come
Jefferies, manager at the centre, added that income has been stable
this year, with sales of souvenirs and postcards continuing to be
popular alongside attraction tickets, Somerset DVDs, crafts and
for travel information - local bus and rail timetables - are also
among the most popular items for visitors.