Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Tag: blackpool council

Blackpool Council backs new £2.3m Golden Mile development

Blackpool Golden Mile development Merlin
Merlin is going to be waving its magic wand in the next few years as Blackpool confirms its plans to redevelop Sea Life on the Golden Mile as part of a multi-million pound regeneration.

Blackpool enjoys “exceptional” tourism figures

Blackpool exceptional tourism figures
Blackpool Council has reported tourism in the town is enjoying “a remarkably strong recovery” post-pandemic, with footfall on the seafront and Promenade during July and August up 60 percent on 2019.

£300m Blackpool Central plans approved by council

Blackpool Central development approval
Blackpool Council has approved plans for the £300m Blackpool Central leisure and entertainment development, which is expected to begin first-phase construction early next year. The UK’s number one traditional seaside resort is ready for regeneration.

Blackpool Council defers Terrace Bar decision

Blackpool Terrace Bar restrospective planning
Blackpool Council has deferred a decision on retrospective planning permission for the Central Pier’s Terrace Bar, after a 28-page report from the Sedgwick family revealed that refusal could jeopardise the future of the town’s three piers.

Comment: Blackpool deckchairs / Hospitals can cope / Let the new wars begin

Comment 2740 Deckchairs - HMRC refund
After 21 years of fighting, the war with HMRC is drawing to a close. So what lessons should we learn from it all?

Blackpool tourism bosses warn of price rises

Blackpool price rises warning
Blackpool Council has called on local businesses to help make the seaside resort’s recovery sustainable by keeping the town “affordable” to holidaymakers this summer.

Blackpool Illuminations receive second extension

Blackpool Illuminations extended 2021
After plans to extend last year’s Blackpool Illuminations were cut short by the second lockdown, Blackpool Council has confirmed this year’s event will run for an additional two months.

Blackpool celebrates history of Golden Mile Centre

Blackpool celebrates history of Golden Mile centre
As Blackpool Council look for a new operator for the Golden Mile Centre, local newspaper The Gazette has taken the opportunity to look back 52 years at its early days on the seafront.

Council prepares CPO for Blackpool Central as plans for town’s biggest investment in a century move forward

Blackpool Central development
Blackpool Council is preparing to exercise compulsory purchase power to acquire ten acres off Central Drive, in order to begin Phase One of the £300m Blackpool Central entertainment complex.

Locked-down and now blocked off Blackpool’s promenade

Blackpool Central Pier street locked down
Blackpool Promenade will be partially closed for up to ten weeks as work commences to fill in an abandoned tunnel close to Blackpool’s Central Pier.

£40m grant funding is the “start of the journey” for Blackpool, says council

Blackpool Grant Tourism
The leader of Blackpool Council has said that he hopes the town’s latest £40m in grant funding will be “the start of the journey,” and that the government will continue to support much-needed regeneration throughout the resort

Tourism brands extend the season and think outside the box

Blackpool Illuminations Haven tourism
The domestic tourism industry, faced with the near decimation of its traditional summer season is utilising imaginative marketing and positioning techniques in an attempt to repackage, refresh and reinvent the offering.

Arcade Club submits application to convert Blackpool casino

Arcade Club Blackpool planning application
Arcade Club has submitted a planning application to Blackpool Council for permission to turn the town’s former Sam Thai casino into a new retro arcade and video game centre.

Blackpool to suffer more than most from lockdown, says new report

lockdown economic impact Blackpool
A new report by think-tank the Centre for Cities has once again highlighted the degree of regional disparity in Britain when it comes to the economic impact of the country’s ongoing lockdown misery.

Blackpool ‘committed’ to 2020 spending, says council

Blackpool regeneration investment
Blackpool Council has said that it will go ahead with a massive new investment scheme which will revitalise the local economy “beyond all recognition,”.. 

Blackpool wins legal dispute over problem promenade

Blackpool promenade
Blackpool Council has confirmed that cracks in the town’s promenade caused by defects in the sea defences are to be repaired by the contractor, at no cost

Blackpool to welcome first museum after £4m Lottery grant

Blackpool Lottery Grant Museum Coastal Communities Fund
Blackpool Council has announced its Show Town: The Museum of Fun and Entertainment will open in March 2021, after the town secured a £4m lottery grant to open its first museum.

Funding sought to help save Blackpool’s endangered piers

Blackpool, leisure, investment, seaside, holiday
With all three of Blackpool’s piers included on an influential global watch list of at-risk heritage sites, the resort’s council is seeking vital funding to protect them against the ravages of climate change. Blackpool Council has applied for hundreds of thousands of pounds in funding to help preserve the future for the resort’s pleasure piers. Heritage officers at the council have...