Association chairman steps down

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The Chair of The Bridlington Old Town Association has stepped down after six years, to work on other projects.

Penelope Weston became chair of the association, which aims to increase visitor numbers and trade in the Old Town, in 2005.

Penelope said: “People visiting the old town often say ‘ooh its lovely but I didn’t know it was here’, and it is the Association’s job to let people know that it is here.”

The Association’s annual general meeting on 12 September saw Penelope officially step down and Diane Davison take over as chair.

Diane, who runs the Georgian Rooms in Bridlington, said: “We want to continue to build on the great work done by Penelope to increase footfall in the Old Town and to raise its profile.”

“We have lots planned, and our next big event will be the Dickensian Festival on Sunday December 11.”

Penelope will now be focusing her efforts on the Priory’s 900th anniversary celebrations in 2013 and the six months of events that will mark the occasion.

Penelope will however, continue to be involved with the Old Town Association particularly in getting CCTV installed in the area.