Fen Tourism Ambassador idea is put on hold until councillors agree what the roles will involve

Tim Daniels winning picture in the Atelier East, Fenland Photographer of the Year.

Tim Daniels winning picture in the Atelier East, Fenland Photographer of the Year. - Credit: Archant

A pioneering plan to recruit tourism ambassadors for the Fens has been put on hold until councillors confirm what it is the ambassadors will be doing.

The idea was touted last year and should have been up and running by this month but final details need to be finalised before the roles are advertised for people to apply.

Michelle Tanfield, chairman of the Fen Tourism Board, said: “The idea has been put on hold because there’s been lots of changes. We have had a brain storm so it is temporarily on hold.

“We will be making sure we have got all of the details and cover all our bases before advertising it. There will be another meeting in two weeks time.”

Ms Tanfield was interviewed by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire at the end of last year about the pilot project when it was hoped the idea would be ready by February.

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Once finalised the ambassador roles will be advertised locally and applicants will be short listed to talk about how they feel they can help boost tourism, why they want to be an ambassador and what they can do to boost the work of the Fenland Tourism Board.

It is thought ambassadors will have their own group to meet separately to the tourist board.

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Last year board members agreed that anyone could apply for the role but they must live in one of the four market town.

They would initially be an ambassador for a year.

Ambassadors will not be a spokesperson for their area, purely a person to provide information. The starting point is one ambassador for each Fenland town, a meeting heard this week.

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