Keynsham Town Council joins Visit Somerset to raise town's tourism profile

Published on: 04 Mar 2016

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March 2016

Keynsham Town Council has become the third council in Somerset to team up with the county’s official tourism organisation.

Councillors voted to join Visit Somerset in December 2015 and town councillor Sam Waite recently met with Visit Somerset chief executive John Turner and MP Jacob Rees-Mogg to discuss plans to raise the town’s profile as well as initiatives taking place across the county.

Mr Turner said he was delighted to welcome Keynsham as a new member and added: “Keynsham is an important strategic town between Bristol and Bath and with its latest town centre investment well deserves the support to raise the profile of the town and all that it has to offer.

“We are really looking forward to working with the town council and the Keynsham community in helping to support and increase awareness of this lovely town.”

Mr Waite added: “I believe working with Visit Somerset we can raise awareness of our historic market town to increase visitor numbers to our fantastic events such as the Keynsham Music Festival and charming Winter Festival.

“It will also help us support economic growth and further inward investment at a time when the population of our town is increasing rapidly with hundreds of new homes being built.

“Keynsham is a fantastic town within a historical and beautiful county. Due to our proximity to Bristol I believe that can sometimes get forgotten but we will work hard to ensure Keynsham adds extra shine to the jewel of the South West that is Somerset.”

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