Bedford Visitor Information Centre is moving to the Library

Bedford Central Library will be the new home for the Bedford Visitor Information Centre (VIC) from March this year.

By Holly Patel
Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 1:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 1:26 pm

The service, which launched in St Paul's Church in 2018, will be moving to the ground floor of the library to allow the VIC to develop and expand its services to the public, with a larger area and increased space for displays and information.

The VIC is a volunteer-run organisation working to promote Bedford by providing accurate and up to date information about visitor attractions, events and the local area, since its launch the VIC has welcomed nearly 2,000 people.

Steve Barratt, from the Visitor Information Centre, said “We are very grateful to all the team at St. Paul’s Church, without whose help and support the VIC would not exist.

Bedford Central Library. Photo from Google Maps

"We look forward to the move to Bedford Central Library, and to working with the team at the library to expand and improve the service we can provide for residents and visitors."

The VIC will be open in the Library from early March on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 4pm.

Cllr Henry Vann, portfolio holder for Town Centres, said: "The Visitor Information Centre is a superb, volunteer-led promoter of Bedford and in its new location it will be even more accessible and visible.

"I recommend people check it out, and try out some of the Bedford Tour Guides Associations walks: You will always learn something new - and I say that as a Councillor and history teacher! I look forward to the next chapter in this volunteer created asset for our Town Centre."