The problem of town-centre regeneration is challenging at best and has defied many proposed solutions.
The onset of urban peripheral free car-parking supermarkets and escalating online shopping are two principal obstacles to this regeneration.
But to pluck out a visitor information centre from the centre of a town is almost like saying: “That’s it, the game’s lost, we’re finished.”
Such a move doesn’t inspire any confidence.
May I also add the opinion that VICs should not be located within the very tourist attraction to which they are meant to refer visitors.
This is self-defeating. It is also like saying that the attraction where the VIC is sited is the main attraction, and can risk eclipsing other attractions in the same local area.
A rethink about this sort of location shift is urgent.