“Friendly Fram” signs prove helpful for visitors

FBA members are now encouraging the public to use their loos, without the need to buy anything, by displaying a “Friendly Fram” sign:

FRIENDLY FRAM SIGN

After input from Framlingham Town Councillor John Ashley Smith, FBA designed the poster in the belief that the initiative would build upon the town’s established reputation as a welcoming place to visit and spend time.

FBA distributed the signs to a number of suitable businesses: The Castle Inn; The Common Room; the Conservative Club; The Crown; The Lemon Tree; The Railway Inn; The Station; the East of England Co-Op; and Framlingham Vets.

At our meeting in May, participating members reported that they’d had a good reaction from people, with many choosing to stay after using the rest rooms.

FBA Chair Richard Harrison said, “This is exactly the sort of response we hoped for.  While the initiative is great for the reputation of the town and good for business, most importantly it’s helpful for visitors.”

“FBA is grateful to Town Councillor John Ashley Smith for suggesting the idea in the first place, and to the members who have embraced the initiative so enthusiastically. We hope that even more businesses with suitable facilities will support the idea now, given its success.”

If you have suitable facilities and would like to display the sign, please email: chair@framlinghambusiness.co.uk

You can see how the East Anglian Daily Times reported the story here: “Friendly Fram” in EADT.

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