AN MP will step behind the desk of a tourist information centre in an effort to help boost tourism in North West Leicestershire.
Andrew Bridgen will be helping to highlight what is on offer for people across the district as part of English Tourism Week.
The event, which takes place from 10 am to 4pm on Saturday, will also see district council chairman Michael Specht work with the MP at Ashby Tourist Information Centre, in North Street.
Trevor Pendleton, portfolio holder for regeneration and planning, said: “North West Leicestershire is a place where people and businesses feel they belong and are proud to call home.
“During English Tourism Week we want to showcase the fantastic facilities we have on our doorstep.
“This free event will provide residents and visitors with lots of information and I would encourage everyone to come along and find out what’s on in North West Leicestershire.”
The event aims to celebrate English Tourism Week by highlighting the benefits of the tourism industry in the area and showcase the quality and variety of attractions on offer to visitors.
Almost 30 businesses and organisations will be represented, providing information on what to do, where to go and what to see in the area.
Heritage attractions such as Moira Furnace, Snibston, Grace Dieu Priory, Measham Museum and Ashby Castle will be represented alongside Terry Bushell Coach Trips and Ashby Concert Band.
In addition, North West Leicestershire Wildlife Trust will be talking about their work and the Ferrers Gallery will have a special display of their beautiful crafts.
Visitors can enjoy refreshments, with all proceeds going to Comic Relief, and take part in a prize draw.
Hermitage FM will be broadcasting live from the event at Ashby Tourist Information Centre and Library.
Further information is available by calling 01530 411767.