Tag: amusement park

Hastings amusement park extension given the green light

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Hastings is in for a bit of a revival. The pier has a new energy, its MP may become the next Prime Minister and now Flamingo Park is planning on growing upwards and outwards. A proposal to extend and refurbish a popular amusement park on Hastings seafront has been approved by the resort’s council. The plans - for a range of...

New amusement park planned for Scarborough seafront

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Scarborough could soon have a brand new amusements park designed to attract up to half a million visitors a year to its seafront. It would be the creation of Flamingo Land, which already operates a successful site in Malton, 20 miles inland from Scarborough, and now hopes to open a second at the popular Yorkshire resort. The company has now put...

Battle of Hastings: FEC controversy continues

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Amusement Park in Hastings have been given the go-ahead by local councillors, but continue to face stern opposition from concerned locals. The Stade family have sought and attained permission to expand their main indoor amusement building and to build a new boathouse on the seafront - but have had to repeatedly apply to Hastings Borough Council for the necessary go-aheads...

Blackpool amusement park moves a step closer

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The possibility of a second amusement park at Blackpool has moved a step closer after the resort’s council claimed it is close to drafting agreements for the development of the Central Station site as a new leisure destination...

North Motherwell summer carnival given go ahead

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Sense has prevailed, and North Motherwell is to have its summer carnival after local councillors dismissed objections aimed to stop the event’s licence application.   It has been confirmed that Spencer’s Funfair will be set up within the next week despite protestations from those living nearby that it would increase traffic and noise pollution in the area. North Lanarkshire Council resoundingly dismissed...

Derbyshire amusement ride gets its ducks in a row

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A ride at Gulliver’s Kingdom in Derbyshire had to be stopped after a family of ducks took up residence upon its waterways, according to none other than the Derbyshire Times.   The group in question, which consists of one duck and 12 ducklings, has apparently caused quite the stir after choosing the Pirate Adventure Ride as their new home, and in...

Wanted: Operators for Stoke on Trent’s biggest parks

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Stoke City Council is encouraging amusements operators to bring business to the parks of Longton, just in time for the summer.   Stoke-on-Trent City Council is looking for operators of children’s amusements, rides, bouncy castles, trampolines or mini-golf to provide entertainment in the city’s biggest parks this summer. As part of ongoing endeavours to boost visitor numbers, the town’s council wants to...

Barry Island amusement museum plans in doubt

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Pleasure Park owner Henry Danter has expressed having second thoughts about creating a Barry Island museum, following a recent incident.   The plans were thrown into doubt after vandals damaged a Second World War-era vintage lorry parked on his site. Danter is in the process of restoring the vehicle to its former glory. He had hoped to restore around 20 classic vehicles, and...