Harleston near Bungay is lucky enough to be one of the seven East Anglian market towns to receive funding for the new Waveney Valley audio tours.
The project aims to provide detailed and entertaining audio tours to accompany visits to some of East Anglia’s most picturesque and historical towns. The project’s application for funding from the Rural Development Programme for England successfully netted a £32,500 grant as well as a further £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund Awards For All fund.
Secretary of the project, Deborah Sarson, told the Diss Express that the development of the market towns audio guides project has been a fantastic example of the collaborative working that can be achieved and the project itself should deliver real benefits across the Waveney Valley.
Norman Hart, Harleston representative and chairman of the group, said: This downloadable tour brings Harleston firmly into the 21st Century, greatly widening the potential tourism attraction of the town. It is wonderful that we are at last working together with our neighbouring towns, which we hope will result in further collaborative projects.
Plans for the audio tour system include a website where tours can be downloaded for free, as well as to provide promotional booklets which will include maps and other tourist information.