Amusements round-up: Hastings Pier sign slashed; Bingo hall go ahead and Mecca leaves Ashford

Hastings Pier
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Pier sign slashed

A sign highlighting the far-reaching support for Hastings Pier’s new ownership has been vandalised. Some in the town are unhappy with the sale of the site, but new boss, Sheikh Abid Gulzar remained buoyant. “I am very disappointed that anybody would want to do this. Suffice to say I am 100 percent focused on the future of Hastings Pier and making it great.”

Bingo hall gets go ahead

A project that will see the sweeping regeneration of Elephant and Castle has been given the go ahead. Plans for a “new town centre” will include a multitude of leisure endeavours including a new bingo hall, as well as improved transport links for the area.

Mecca leaves Ashford

The future of a bingo hall in Ashford, Kent is un-certain after Mecca has formally ceased operation at the site. It was announced earlier this year that the premises had been purchased by the local council but to date there is little word on its future purpose.

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