The Visit Wayland website, founded by the Wayland Tourism Association, was officially opened by George Freeman MP on Friday 21st October at Broom Hall in Saham Toney. Mr Freeman gave a talk on the importance of tourism in Norfolk, where it remains the largest sector of the economy, and he encouraged everyone to spread the word about the hidden gem that is Wayland.
The launch of the new website is supported by the Wayland Partnership and has been designed by Debbie Harris from one of the many local Wayland businesses, 2up Creative. The site will be managed by Debbie Harris of 2up Creative and Katharine Wolstenholme the Chair of the Wayland Tourism Association and owner of College Farm in Thompson.
The site features sections on where to stay and where to eat in the area, and includes information on principal attractions like Wayland Wood and Thompson Common, as well as information on a number of medieval churches and the annual Wayland Show.
Debbie Harris said the website is designed so users can also contribute to its content and any suggestions are very welcome. One feature of the site is the logo will change with the seasons so it will be constantly evolving site with new and interesting items added regularly.
Mr Freeman added: “I know how much has gone into this behind the scenes. Like all websites it needs to be dynamic and grow its membership.”