Pointers to help visitors to Durham

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VISITORS will be sent in the right direction as a team of helpers launched their work.

The Durham Pointers scheme has been set up by Esther Ashby, Anne Heywood, Giles Radford and Colin Wilkes,.

The group all work in Durham City.

They are recruiting volunteers to act as a welcome to visitors and to help them find their way around the city during the summer.

As the result of an appeal, more than 50 Durham Pointer volunteers have been recruited to utilise their love and knowledge of the city by directing visitors.

They also aim to offer a personal welcome and act as responsive mobile signposts for tourists looking for attractions, as well as services such as the bus station and passport office.

The volunteers, who will wear pink tabards, will work in pairs working two-hour shifts, situated in the Market Place from Monday to Friday between June and September.

Anne said: “We all look forward to sharing our knowledge of Durham City and its many attractions throughout the summer.

“We are also happy to hear from anyone who may like to join us who has not already signed up – the more the merrier.”

Anyone who would like to find out more about the scheme, or become a Pointers volunteer, can visit www.durhampointers.co.uk.

Alternatively, call Giles on 07582 332 621.