Award winning Thirsk tourism centre could be saved

AN award-winning tourist information centre facing its third threat of closure in a decade looks set to be given the publicly-owned building it operates from to secure its long-term future and enable it to develop services further.

Hambleton District Council’s cabinet will next Tuesday (March 8) consider transferring the ownership of the Thirsk Tourist Information Centre’s premises in the Market Place, which has been valued at £37,500, to the group of volunteers that runs the service.

The move comes some 11 years after the Thirsk non-profit venture relocated into the former public toilet block in the heart of the town