A DRIVE to attract more tourists to Harwich has been boosted after a potential site for an information board was identified.

Harwich Town Council has submitted a planning application to Tendring Council for the poster to be placed on the side of the Original Factory Shop in Kingsway, Dovercourt.

The poster is set to include a detailed map of Harwich and Dovercourt, as well as walking and cycling routes.

The council posed no objection to the application at a meeting on Wednesday.

Councillor Ivan Henderson said: “This site has been chosen as one of the sites for one of the new tourism posters to be put round the town." The application will now be decided by Tendring Council.