Ask Me Points' - A helping hand for visitors to Penrith
30th July, 2013
The Penrith Chamber of Trade & Commerce has recently revealed their new ‘Ask Me Point’ scheme, designed to make Penrith a more friendly, welcoming and accessible place for tourists visiting the town.
Various shops and business throughout the town have become ‘Ask Me Points’ at various locations and provide a warm welcome to visitors as well as help and assistance. They are stocked with various items of useful information such as town and travel maps, Penrith mini guides and specialist shop guides, Penrith & Ullswater guides, a key services sheet produced by the Tourist Information Centre and parking disks.
One of the aims of Penrith Chamber of Trade and Commerce is to promote the town. ‘Ask Me Points’ are another way for local businesses to get involved and to help achieve this collective aim and to make Penrith a special place to visit and shop for all. Not only will businesses be helping Penrith become a more desirable travel and business destination, but it is also hoped that the scheme will increase footfall into the premises of the businesses involved.
Richard Utting, President of the Chamber comments,
“We have been working closely with businesses throughout the town to ensure the visitor experience in Penrith is exceptional, that they feel welcome and have all the information on hand they should need. They can be pointed in the right direction for local amenities, given ideas of how to spend their time and generally promote the town and make people feel welcome and encourage them to visit again. It is really important we all work together to ensure our town is the best it can be and we are making small changes which could have a significant impact on our town.”
‘Ask Me Points’ now include Occasions and Penrith Building Society on King Street, The Wine House of Penrith on Devonshire Street, Seagraves and Dixon in Cornmarket, Maggie’s Bakery in Sandgate and the Tourist Information Centre on Middlegate.
A half day training was provided free of charge by the Tourist information Centre for those business who are taking part in the scheme. Signage and information packs have been provided at the various ‘Ask Me Points’ to ensure visitors can find their way around and know who to ask for help.