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Signs to help visitors find areas of interest

John Fleet, Town Centre manager, June Tolson, Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade; Coun Frank Lott, cabinet member for economic development, with one of the new signs in Whitley Bay.

John Fleet, Town Centre manager, June Tolson, Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade; Coun Frank Lott, cabinet member for economic development, with one of the new signs in Whitley Bay.

New information signs have been installed in Whitley Bay to help visitors find their way around the town.

As part of the regeneration of the coastal town, colourful signage panels have been installed at eight different locations.

The panels feature a large map highlighting streets with shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels, as well as the location of parking, the library, leisure centre, tourist information, Playhouse and Spanish City Dome.

Coun Frank Lott, cabinet member for economic development, said: “Whitley Bay is a brilliant town bursting with cultural charm, a rich history and filled with so many fantastic businesses and amenities.

“We are committed to supporting the growth of local businesses and regenerating all our towns, and this is just one way in which we can help.

“With the grant to restore the Dome, it has been a great few weeks for Whitley Bay and I know the signs will be also be very well-received.”

The design, content and locations were decided with help from the Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade, ward councillors and Living Streets – a national charity which promotes safe, enjoyable streets from people to walk.

Similar signs have already been installed at coastal metro stations and they take on the style of the heritage panels at the coast, which illustrate the history of the areas.

Each panel contains a Quick Reader code, which will enable people with smart phones to access further information about the area as well as details about local events and activities.

 

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