Tourism centre revamp backed

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Chesterfield Council has given approval for a revamp of its award-winning Tourist Information Centre.

The refurbishment, which will be carried next month, is one of a number of projects by agency Destination Chesterfield to update key gateways into the town.

Peter Swallow, Destination Chesterfield chairman, said “The impression we give visitors when they arrive in Chesterfield is vital. The objective of our Warm Welcome Campaign is to improve the arrival at key gateways into the town.”

The £40,000 funding for the refurbishment of the centre and Destination Chesterfield’s other gateway improvements is from the European Union.

The revamp will also introduce a new feature to the exterior of the building which will tell a short story about four famous people associated with Chesterfield and will include George Stephenson, Gordon Banks, Lady Baden-Powell and Bess of Hardwick.