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Welcome to the first addition of the Discover Newquay Newsletter
23rd September 2008
In the autumn of 2007 a small yet dedicated team of people volunteered their time and effort to a unique project that would and continue to, help make Newquay more sustainable in a fun, positive and interactive way. Using the Newquay Discovery Trail Map, a project initiated by the Newquay Chamber of Commerce Tourism in 2003, we incorporated everything green from flora and fauna, car free days out, how to be a good visitor, to sustainable travel to mention a few and reprinted the map in July this year. Thousands of maps have been posted through letter boxes in Newquay and businesses have been handing them out to their customers and visitors, they are also available in the Tourist Information Centre.
Following on from the success of the map the Newquay Discovery Website is in the process of being designed and constructed thanks to support our local Town Council, who were delighted to see such a wonderful pioneering project and appreciated the benefits this will have to the town and residents of Newquay. The website will feature an interactive Discovery Map and will be a valuable online resource featuring the environment, public facilities, transport, car free days out, local produce, a forum and the heritage and history of Newquay. The website will be in a format that users will be able to add and edit their own content, which will keep it live, fresh and a growing resource for the people of Newquay.
This is where you come in; whether you are an amateur, professional or just enthusiast in flora/fauna, walking, bird watching, history/heritage or indeed anything related to Newquay with a ‘sustainable’ theme we would like your input to this website. So on behalf of the Newquay Discovery Committee Team we would like invite you to take part in this unique project, and would ask that you reply to this email to express your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Best wishes Ruth Grant Coordinator of the Project
For further information please contact: Ruth Grant at SR Studio, The Store, Fore Street, Grampound Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4DS. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01726 883724
Launch of the Newquay Discovery Map
23rd June 2008
David Bellamy gives a “Wow” to Newquay’s unique map project!
Professor David Bellamy’s reaction to the new Newquay Discovery Map has added yet another credit to the hard work of the small band of local business people and public sector partners who have worked so hard over the last six months to bring the project to completion!
Professor Bellamy was sent a copy of a new illustrated map which shows Newquay’s rich wealth of flora, fauna and sea life, together with its heritage and history and information about recycling, footpaths, cycle ways and using public transport! His quote, “WOW! Follow the Newquay Discovery Trail and discover a greener future for all our futures. WOW! WOW! WOW!” will be added to posters and publicity for the map which is officially launched at the Headland Hotel at 11am next Monday 30th June. Ruth Grant from Newquay Zoo who has coordinated the project said “The support we are receiving is amazing; we have also now been approached by other towns in Cornwall who would like to adopt and adapt the project for their own area’s. Public and private sector sponsors have been very generous and businesses can still join the impressive sponsor list with a donation of as little as a £100”
A tour of traders in Newquay recently has shown the strength of local support for hosting the ‘Get your FREE map here’ posters and taking stocks of the map to offer to their customers and visitors. Jess Parkin, owner of Johnny’s Tobacconists said “It’s a really brilliant map and visitors will love it, it really shows Newquay in a positive way, having maps available in the shop will bring people in so I am delighted to support it”
If you wish to attend the event at the Headland at 11am on the 30th where you can also collect copies of the map or become a sponsor, please reserve your free place by calling Ruth Grant at the Zoo on 01637 873342 or emailing email@example.com by Sunday 29th.