A new visitor hub opens in Petersfield

We were delighted to see the opening of a new visitor information centre open in Petersfield this week. The centre is called The Hub and will give visitors a chance to learn more about the town and the National Park.

It is situated next to the main station office and offers free leaflets, information and guides. A small team of staff and volunteers are also on hand to help.

The Hub is open Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am to 3pm, until the end of October.

Mark Miller, chairman of the Community Rail Partnership, said: “Visitors will be able to step off the train and pop into The Hub to discover what the area has to offer.

“The aim is to encourage visitors to travel by rail, bus, cycle, [and] on foot and to guide them on their journeys in and around the South Downs National Park and to discover the attractions on offer in East Hampshire and surrounding areas.

“The project has been funded by the East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership, with a grant from the National Association of Community Rail Partnerships, and we are very grateful to them and to South West Trains for all the help they have given.”

If you are interested in volunteering at The Hub, please contact Mark Miller on 07900 103296 or email: info@easthampshirerail.co.uk