Our Jubilee celebrations were affected by the poor weather but all our guests seem to enjoy the weekend and the lantern on Thorncombe Beacon could be seen for miles and it was great to see so many people on the clifftop
Over the weekend the greatest admiration was for the Queen celebrating the Jubilee and managing to find the stamina to attend all the events and in particular the Thames Pageant.
Unfortunately, the bad weather continued for rest of the week and our reception team were busy helping with advice on attractions and events.
Our planning application at Golden Cap which includes a leisure building with swimming pool and recreational area (which would have been ideal this week with the wet weather) was registered and it seems we will have a decision by early September.
The new projector in the Bar at Highlands End with its 6ft wide screeen proved popular with visitors and locals and the popularity increased with England achieving a draw in the first game – now we can look forward to the next game later this week.
Over the last 48 hours we have had an enjoyable time with five of retired Directors of the Best of British marketing group which included one of the founders who over 30 years ago took the initiative to create the group. I had the pleasure of working with them in the 1990s when I was also a Director of the group. It was interesting talking about how the industry and marketing has changed over the last 25 years.
We are gradually appointing the new staff at Golden Cap and I am confident that we will have an excellent team for July and August.
Today I attended one of the first meetings of the tourism working group of the LEP and I look forward to seeing how the new partnership will benefit tourism and the economy of our county.