VOLUNTEERS at a visitor centre were treated to a cream tea as a thank you.

Lyme Regis Town Council invited helpers to enjoy the treat to thank them for their work at Jubilee Pavilion.

The Bay restaurant on Marine Parade was the venue for the tea, after the volunteers' help over the spring and summer.

The helpers manage the information point on the seafront, located in Marine Parade Shelters, providing help and advice to visitors on facilities, services and attractions in the town.

They complement the work of the Tourist Information Centre in Church Street, with a reception desk and displays.

Volunteers provide a welcome to the town, answer visitors' questions, and provide information and conversation.

Jubilee Pavilion is open from April to October each year, and has helped around 8,000 visitors in 2017.

Lorna Jenkin, who this year stood down as volunteer co-ordinator, was also presented with a bunch of flowers by the mayor, Cllr Michaela Ellis.

Cllr Cheryl Reynolds, chairman of the town council's tourism, community and publicity committee said: “The volunteers at the Jubilee Pavilion do an invaluable job, helping visitors to the town and promoting the local area. 

“The information point simply couldn’t operate without them, and the town council is very grateful to volunteers past and present for their hard work, dedication and contribution to the town.”

August was the busiest month for the Jubilee Pavilion this year, with 1,811 visitors, and April saw the busiest day, when there were 209 tourists on Easter Sunday.

Anyone who would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer at Jubilee Pavilion next year can contact the town council on (01297) 445175.

Alternatively, get in touch by email on enquiries@lymeregistowncouncil.gov.uk

For more information about the town council and its work see www.lymeregistowncouncil.gov.uk