The reopening of the Pueblo's Tourist (Wildlife) Information Centre.
Sue and Clive of the Iberianature forum and the Grazalema guide web sites have dived in with both feet and taken on the Visitors Centre in what is probably the best know and most beautiful of the famous White Villages, Grazalema.
Jayne and I made our way over for their first weekend of business and went to completely the wrong building, thinking that they had got the small shop near the church. They have in fact got the big and shiny fairly new centre on the main car park, a very nice spot with some fantastic views from the terrace at the rear.
The main room of the centre houses the book shelves with a good collection of titles, ranging from field guides for birds and other wildlife to books about the local area, Spain in general and maps. Sue and Clive will be increasing the number of title in the near future and they can order just about any title that is in print. Also in the main room is a selection of LOCAL artisan products, from woven Esparto Grass and leather goods, ceramics and hand made soaps, all of which are produced in the village or locally. On the walls is a display of some of the local art group’s work and a lot of Sue and Clive’s own photographs of the local area and wildlife, which are also to be seen as slide shows on two screens in the other ground floor room.
Upstairs is not in use at the moment but I know that they have many more plans in the pipeline and I am sure that this space will soon be in use and will be as interesting as the ground floor.
We went and had a drink with Sue, Clive and Sam in one of the cafés on the square and had nice chat and made a fuss of Sam. Later we bought a few bits including a copy of the new Collins Guide which I had wanted.
I wish Sue and Clive all the very best and hope that people who are in the area make use of what will be a great asset to the village.