NOTTINGHAMSHIRE County Council’s Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre will be closed for essential refurbishment from Monday 28th February to Friday 4th March.
The refurbishment is expected to cost £106,000 and will enable staff to carry out maintenance and refurbishment work over five days in the women’s toilets, install more up-to-date equipment in the Audio Visual Theatre, paint and decorate some areas, and have a general tidy-up.
It is also a good opportunity to fill in potholes in paths and access roads caused by the coldest December on record.
Nottinghamshire County Councillor John Cottee, Cabinet Member for Culture and Community, said: “In May last year, we refurbished the Visitor’s Centre Robin Hood Exhibition, which got the thumbs up in customer surveys. Customer feedback has suggested that the ladies toilets also need to be improved.
“They are in a poor condition and need to be refurbished. Having a good standard of facilities is part of our customer service and enhances people’s experience when visiting Sherwood Forest.
”For the first time, we will also be introducing a large screen in our audio visual theatre so groups of people can watch our latest Sherwood Forest heritage video and other educational videos that we have created over the years.”
“Sherwood Forest centre attracts around 350,000 visitors each year including overseas tourists. It is important that they don’t go away with a bad impression. Although money is tight right now, tourism is important to our county. We’re making a modest investment to make sure the Centre continues to attract visitors to Robin Hood County.”
Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve will be open for people to have a walkabout. However the car park will be closed on Tuesday 2nd March and Wednesday 3rd March, weather permitting.