Residents asked to name favourite part of the Chew Valley

Residents in the Chew Valley are being asked to contribute their ideas on what local attractions should feature in a new tourist map of the area.

Local councillor Liz Richardson is asking residents to get in touch with their favourite places and activities in the Chew Valley, including scenic walks, picturesque views, and places to visit.

The ideas will then be considered and form part of a new leaflet, aimed at both residents and visitors, which will include a map of the Chew Valley and give details of the best local attractions in the area.

The information leaflet is being created as a result of a campaign by Conservative Councillor Liz Richardson (Chew Valley North), who first mooted the idea after discovering that the Chew Valley currently had no dedicated visitor information literature. The leaflet is being funded using a donation from Councillor Richardson’s individual ward councillors’ budget, known as the Councillors Initiative scheme.

Now, Councillor Richardson says that local input is needed to decide what ought to be include when the leaflet is printed in the spring. Residents and businesses can send their ideas by email to liz_richardson@bathnes.gov.uk.

Cllr Liz Richardson said:

“When the Bath and North East Somerset Visitor Guide was published last year, I realised that the Chew Valley barely got a mention. This is despite the fact our area has numerous picturesque walks, as well as rural and village pubs, and not to mention the lakes themselves. It seemed perverse that places in Wiltshire were being advertised, but not our part of Somerset.

“I have therefore liaised with local printers to get a dedicated leaflet produced for the Chew Valley. This leisure guide will available to pick up locally and the idea is for it to be useful for both visitors and residents, and will include a map of local attractions and places to go.

“In order to ensure we get the content of the leaflet right, I want to hear from local residents and businesses in the Chew Valley what they think ought to be included. I would therefore like to urge everyone to give their input and email me with your ideas.”