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Harwich/Dovercourt: 14 new maps put up to help cruise passengers and day trippers find their way around coastal towns

PUBLISHED: 12:00 16 April 2014

TDC Leader Mick Page (right) with Alison Marva, Mel Smith, Robert Maginnis, Marnie Haslem and Michele Brand from the Original Factory Shop in Dovercourt.

TDC Leader Mick Page (right) with Alison Marva, Mel Smith, Robert Maginnis, Marnie Haslem and Michele Brand from the Original Factory Shop in Dovercourt.

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The last of 14 maps to help visitors in Harwich and Dovercourt has been installed.

The posters have been put up around the towns so people arriving by train, cruise ship, DFDS Seaways or Stenaline can quickly find their bearings.

The final poster went up in the window of the Original Factory Shop in Kingsway and is an enlarged version of the one featured in the leaflet Discover Dovercourt Town Centre and Historic Harwich.

Mick Page, Tendring District Council leader, said it was a joint effort between the council and Harwich Town Council.

“We all want to be able to make the very most of the opportunities from the large numbers of people arriving via Harwich Port and we know this leaflet has already proved its worth,” he said.

“We believe these posters will be a real benefit to any visitor coming into the town.”

Rob Maginnis, store manager at The Original Factory Shop, said: “The map will encourage cruise passengers to shop locally and keep Dovercourt town centre alive throughout the season.”

Highways bosses have announced they will be carrying out a series of improvements to the road network across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with an incident that caused armed officers to swoop on Ipswich town centre tonight.

Kebab fans will be excited to hear a new fast food outlet that prides itself on making top quality versions of the takeaway staple is opening in Ipswich soon.

Drivers in Woodbridge have faced long delays this afternoon after a major route through the town became flooded.

Firefighters were sent to tackle a blaze that broke out in a flat in Ipswich this afternoon.

Colchester MP Will Quince has described a knife attack in the town that left a teenager seriously hurt as “deeply alarming”.

The shocking prevalence of rape in Ipswich has been uncovered in an EADT and Star investigation.

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