VisitBrighton is reaching out to the edges of the city with the opening of a new Visitor Information Point in the village of Rottingdean.
The new service for tourists and residents is based in Rottingdean Library, on the ground floor of The Grange, located at the heart of the historic village.
VisitBrighton, part of Brighton & Hove City Council and the city’s official tourism unit, worked with Rottingdean Business Association and Rottingdean Parish Council as well as Brighton & Hove City Council’s Library Service to create the new Visitor Information Point (VIP).
VisitBrighton has trained Rottingdean library staff to provide information about a range of attractions, events and facilities as well as providing a face-to-face welcome to the area. The VIP will stock leaflets and literature, including city maps. A selection of the library’s local history books will also be placed in the room for visitors to browse through.
The VIP will be officially opened by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Cllr Lynda Hyde, at 3pm on Thursday 2 July. It is part of a network of VIPs across Brighton & Hove and the first to be established so far from the city centre.
Cllr Adrian Morris, lead member for tourism and arts, said: “Rottingdean is a beautiful part of the city with a rich history. The new Visitor Information Point will give visitors and residents alike an original way to find out more about the village, local attractions and events coming up. The council is committed to supporting tourism across the city and this new service will hopefully encourage visitors to enjoy what is on offer in Rottingdean.”