Sherwood and the Dukeries Tourism Group
Notes from meeting held 18th January 2005
The meeting was held at the Harley Gallery, Welbeck. There were 25 attendees who generated some lively discussion.
Alan Birt of Notts. County Council Highways Department gave a talk
outlining the policy and procedures for Tourism Signing in the
below are some of the key points relating to signage. I would
strongly recommend that anybody seriously considering applying for
signage should obtain a copy of the document entitled :-
Signing in Nottinghamshire
There are very strict criteria to be met and the application fee of £200 is non-refundable in the event of a failed application.
establishments are classified as either a Facility or an
Facility is primarily for people resident within the area, an
Attraction is primarily to attract tourists into the area.
applicants enter into a five-year agreement with N.C.C. renewable
Bona Fides of an establishment will be checked, probably by
of signage will be dependent upon density of existing signage in
to be met by applying establishments: -
parking on site or within reasonable walking distance
of advertising or publicity over previous twelve months
the application. £200 +VAT non refundable
and designing sign. £100 +VAT per sign face
of provision, erection and future maintenance
vandalism or theft
of consent after five year period or removal of sign
approval for signage the establishment must sign the Tourist Board
Charter and Code of Conduct
signage will be allowed and only on the latter stages of journey
own signs must be removed from the highway
very lively debate followed and the chairman undertook to contact
the relevant personnel to represent the views of the Association
and instigate a review and update of the current policy.
was reported that the Newark and Sherwood Tourism Guide for 2005
was now available. Michelle le Calvez stated that there were still
copies of the Visitors Guide to Bassetlaw
available and establishments were being contacted, to
update information, with the objective of reprinting.
also reported that she was contacting establishments for
information to add to a calendar of events.
and Mrs. Bennett raised the issue of the associationís name as
they felt that it defined a very specific area and felt that,
being outside the area they would obtain no benefit from
were assured that the Association exists to involve and represent
tourism-related businesses across the whole of North
Nottinghamshire and that many other businesses were also on the
periphery of the area defined by the name Sherwood and the
Barry Bowles informed the meeting that he had attended a
conference on Londonís bid for the 2012 Olympics. He stated that
success would have a huge impact on tourism related businesses in
our area as large numbers of visitors to the Olympics would take
the opportunity to tour the country. Visitors may also base
themselves in the area and travel to London, as often they are
selective in the events they wish to view.
Bowles asked that all members log on to the bid web site at www.london2012.com
as every visit to the site will be logged as a yes vote.
information will be circulated, as it becomes available.
Morton (Vice Chairman) is developing a web site for the
Assosiation. He asked members whether they wanted the web site to
be an information sharing source, closed to members or an open
site that could be used as an advertising medium for memberís
consensus at the meeting was that we should start with the former
and progress to the latter over time. Please let us know if you
have any comments on this subject.
of next meeting.
date will be Tuesday 15th March. Michelle le Calvez
will give a presentation on the Robin Hood Airport, which by that
time should be operational.
venue has yet to be confirmed. We would like to hold the meeting
in the evening. If anybody has a suitable venue that would
accommodate up to thirty people and would be prepared to host a
meeting could they please contact me.
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