"The City Council has announced plans to close Tourist Information Centres, despite increasingly strong and sustained opposition from local people - I join with local residents now to support ensuring the Lincoln has viable tourist information services for many years to come. We are all aware of the impact Lincoln has on the local communities of the Nettleham & Saxilby Division.
"The decision has come despite projected increases in tourist numbers this year from both the domestic market, and international visitors, using the strong dollar and euro to holiday in the UK.
"I know that the City of Lincoln Council is like so many of us having to weather the economic problems caused by the Labour Government and I do not envy Cllr. Darren Grice's position of having to make the hard decisions, but in this instance I hope he can be prevailed upon to find other solutions to the council's financial problems brought about by Labour's mismanagement."
Monday, 23 March 2009
Tourist Information Offices in Lincoln
Giles McNeill has today issued the following statement: