Isle of Wight Council approves new Ryde arcade

Isle of White Ryde AGC permission granted
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Dreambay Leisure Limited has been granted permission by Isle of Wight Council to establish a new AGC at Peter Pan’s Funfair and Amusements, on Ryde seafront.


During the council’s first virtual meeting on 1 June, plans for the Over 18s area in the indoor arcade were approved by the Licensing sub-committee.

“The family-based business, which has been operating the playground for the past three generations, said it wanted to extend the facilities that were available for families to use,” reported the County Press.

“Staff would receive training in ways to help out vulnerable people should they need it and polices and practices at other Harbourlight Amusement parks would come into play at Peter Pan’s.”

The AGC section, set to account for just 1.5 percent of the entire playground area, will be branded as Harbourlight Amusements, and joins similar provision in nearby Arcadia, and at a similar venue on Sandown Pier.

The AGC will adjoin the FEC office, and be enclosed behind half-height partitions topped with glass panels, self-close barriers bearing 18+signs, and a “sterile area” immediately beyond the doors themselves.

The application forms part of Dreambay’s plan to expand the offering of Peter Pans, which already incorporates a funfair featuring helter skelter, dodgems, boat rides, pirate-themed mini golf and shooting alleys

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