Tag: Barry Island Pleasure Park

Confusion delays opening of Barry Island Pleasure Park rollercoaster

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It is just the latest in a series of obstacles the Welsh amusement park has faced since it came under new ownership. Barry Island Pleasure Park has once again met with local authority bureaucracy. he owner of Barry Island Pleasure Park has defended its new rollercoaster after the attraction’s launch date was delayed by safety inspectors. The seaside amusement park had...

Barry Island Pleasure Park operator accepts dodgem building failings

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  Following a series of disputes with Vale of Glamorgan Council throughout the summer season, Barry Island operator Henry Danter has admitted to breaking building regulations.   Henry Danter, the operator of Barry Island Pleasure Park, admitted to failing to comply with building regulations at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on Monday. Danter was told by Vale of Glamorgan council officers that foundations failings meant...

Council “hypocritical” on Barry Island arcade ruling

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The battle over the Pleasure Park extension rambles on, but one thing is certain Henry Danter is gaining support in his dispute with the council. Now, one of Barry Island’s distinguished voices has leapt to the amusement park’s defence, recommending that Danter be honoured for helping to regenerate the resort.   The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been branded ‘hypocritical’ over...

Barry Island Pleasure Park boss angered after extension ruling

South Wales operator Henry Danter is understandably concerned after a council recommendation left the future of his extended amusement arcade in some doubt.   The owner of Barry Island Pleasure Park has expressed his disappointment after planning officers gave the go-ahead for the removal of an extension to its amusement arcade. Henry Danter had refuted a Vale of Glamorgan Council report that...

Local support arises for Barry Island park extension

Barry Island’s amusements offering owes much to the Pleasure Park. So when Henry Danter tried to improve it further, much to the support of his business community colleagues, things were looking good for the town. Until, that is, planning bureaucracy stepped in. Neighbouring businesses have shown support for Barry Island Pleasure Park as the attraction’s new extension comes under fire...

Pleasure Park on firmer ground as owner celebrates second anniversary

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Work has completed on the latest improvement project at Barry island Pleasure Park coinciding with the second anniversary of its new ownership.   The process of firming up the ground across the entire pleasure park, something that had drawn a degree of criticism from visitors, has been finished ahead of what is anticipated to be a busy second half of May,...

New quid on the block set to hit UK streets

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The UK will finally see the introduction of the new 12-sided pound coin next week, and although the transition for operators is proving costly, improved security can only be a good thing going forward.   The new 12-sided - or to those that way inclined, dodecagonic - pound coin is coming into circulation on 28 March, with operators bracing for the...

Welsh secretary says Barry Eye set for iconic status

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Barry Island Pleasure Park has opened its new ferris wheel ride – dubbed the ‘Barry Eye’ – to visitors after several months’ delay. The 29-metre high ferris wheel will receive an official launch next month, but guests including Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns have already tried the new attraction. Cairns, the MP for Vale of Glamorgan, said the ride was destined to...