Friday, September 25, 2020

Tag: Billy Ball

Clacton Pier launches its own Go Out to Help Out scheme

Clacton Pier Go out to help out initiative
Clacton Pier has launched Go Out to Help Out, a new initiative which will give visitors 50 percent off rides, amusements, adventure golf and bowling every day throughout September

Log flume makes a splash at Clacton Pier

Clacton Pier log flume
Clacton Pier’s new White Water Log Flume proved a “splash hit”last weekend, after opening to visitors for the first time.

All-rounders: Clacton Pier announces first ever 364-day opening

Clacton Pier 364 day opening
There’s no rest for the wicked down in Clacton-on-Sea, where pier owner Billy Ball has announced that rides will stay open 364 days a year on his pier.

Industry tales of re-opening

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Clacton Pier, Harbour Lights and Caesar’s Palace share their experiences of Independence Day.

Helter Skelter makes its return to Clacton Pier

Clacton Pier Helter Skelter
Clacton Pier has reinstalled its iconic Helter Skelter, after the ride was temporarily relocated to Edinburgh for the Princes Street Winter Wonderland.

Re-opening U-turn viewed as “bitter blow” by Clacton Pier

Clacton Pier AGC Pier Casino
Clacton Pier has described the decision by the government to remove AGCs from the list of non-essential businesses set to open on 15 July as “outrageous,” after the attraction invested significant time and money into ensuring a safe return to business.

Shifting sands: One coast, a multitude of approaches to re-opening

Brighton Pier closed Coinslot journeys the south coast round to the east and discovers that there’s nothing normal about local policy to re-opening arcades
Coinslot journeys the south coast round to the east and discovers that there’s nothing normal about local policy to re-opening.

Clacton Pier announces NHS appreciation party

Clacton Pier NHS Party
Clacton Pier has announced it is planning a special appreciation party to thank NHS staff for their work during the Coronavirus crisis.

Clacton Pier log flume ready for reopening

Clacton Pier log flume ready for reopening
Clacton Pier has confirmed its new White Water log flume will be ready to entertain guests when Coronavirus restrictions are lifted, with the entire structure now fully constructed.

Top priority: MP backs Clacton Pier rebuild as project escalates

Clacton Pier rebuild project
Giles Watling MP has offered his support to help Clacton Pier overcome potential construction delays in rebuilding its partially collapsed ride deck, as the pier prepares to reopen its outdoor rides this weekend.

Clacton Pier begins Fun Fair expansion scheme

Clacton Pier Fun Fair expansion
Clacton Pier has begun work on its Fun Fair Improvement scheme, demolishing the 1930s Queen Mary building to make way for five new reinforced concrete..

Clacton’s Jolly Roger needs £4m for revamp

Clacton Jolly Roger revamp
The refurbishment of Clacton Pier’s oldest building won’t come cheap, but pier director Billy Ball insists it will ensure long-term profitability for..

Clacton Pier: No intention of dropping the ball

Billy Ball Clacton Pier
“We cannot rest on our laurels,” an enthusiastic Billy Ball told the town of Clacton as he issued an update on the pier’s most significant new ride which

Clacton Pier starts second phase of development

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The second phase of Clacton Pier’s £4m redevelopment has started and is set to be completed before next summer’s season. Work will now be focused on the site’s central concourse which, once completed, will provide a large all-weather area at the front of the attraction. Scheduled for completion in March of next year the development will provide a crucial sheltered link...

A new dawn for Clacton Pier

Clacton Pier
Clacton Pier will unveil its new £4m development this weekend, ushering in a new era for the attraction as it looks to establish itself as a year-round leisure destination. To mark the occasion the pier will be holding a celebration on Saturday 21 July that will include live entertainment throughout the day and a host of activities for children. Clacton Pier...

Clacton Pier to become “all-year-round” attraction

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Refurbishment work is underway on Clacton Pier, with plans to reinvigorate amusements on the 146-year-old landmark as a year round attraction.   Work has begun on a £1m redevelopment plan for Clacton Pier in a bid to make it an “all-year-round” attraction. The refurbishment work is concentrating on areas which have gone untouched for 90 years, and follows £12,000 spent on...

New entertainment venue continues Clacton Pier’s revival

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The Ball family has made another major investment in Clacton Pier as the project to make it one of Essex’s most popular seaside attractions goes from strength to strength.   Billy and Elliot Ball’s investment in Clacton Pier has continued apace with the reopening of the attraction’s first building as an allnew entertainment venue. The brothers’ Clacton Pier Company has revived the...

Clacton Pier to offer free weekends for military and emergency services

Coinslot - Clacton pier armed services
Clacton Pier will welcome members of the armed forces and emergency services and their families over two free weekend events during the summer.   On the weekend of 17 June the pier will host the emergency services, providing up to four free wristbands for each family to enjoy its attractions and rides at no charge. The offer is extended to all ‘blue...