A DEAL has been reached to relocate the Malvern Tourist Information Centre (TIC) which fell victim to Government funding cuts, writes Annie Lucas.
The service will close in its current location on May 12 and will be in its new home – in the former Great Malvern Priory Parish Office – from May 17.
It follows an agreement being struck by Great Malvern Priory and Lyttelton Well.
The majority of services will remain unaffected as the TIC will maintain face-to-face advice for visitors six days-a-week excluding Sundays, and every day of the week during summer or during major events.
Malvern Hills District Council has been subject to Government funding cuts and needs to save £1.45million by 2021. However, it has been confirmed the TIC will remain responsible for employing its members of staff.
It has been agreed that two employees will take voluntary redundancy after the move in May.
Simon Smith, the council’s economic development manager, said: “I’m delighted we’ve been able to agree a deal that retains Malvern TIC in a town centre location and ensures it will continue to offer the same high quality service to visitors.
“I’m grateful to both Great Malvern Priory and Lyttelton Well and the TIC staff for their tremendous support during this process.”