Tag: Brighton Palace Pier

Brighton Pier backs balance of tradition and innovation

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When it comes to landmark seaside attractions, Brighton Palace Pier proves difficult to beat, something which CEO Anne Ackord knows is only achieved...

Brighton Palace Pier labels seafront scheme ‘beyond madness’

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A new road layout planned for Brighton seafront would actually make traffic worse and damage tourism business, Brighton Palace Pier’s Anne Ackord has said. Brighton Palace Pier has hit out at a £7m scheme to change the seafront road layout directly outside its entrance,describing it as“fundamentally flawed”. Last week, Brighton and Hove City Council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee approved the...

Seaside amusement parks amongst UK holidaymakers’ favourites

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The British public have had their say on their highest-rated holiday attractions, and unsurprisingly seaside amusement parks are right up there amongst them. Seaside amusement parks have once again proved to be amongst UK holidaymakers’ favourites in the Trip Advisor’s 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards. Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Brighton Palace Pier and Southend Adventure Island all featured in the internationally popular...

Bacta set out party conference campaign

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Bacta has outlined a programme of lobbying activities during ‘Party Conference Season’ during which the association will be taking its arguments on behalf of the industry to all three major political parties. The lobbying programme starts in Brighton on 17 September when the south coast resort will host the Liberal Democrats. One week later and Bacta will be in Liverpool...

Brighton Palace Pier donates artefacts to boost charity auction

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Brighton Palace Pier has kindly donated a collection of strange and unusual artefacts for auction to raise money for a children’s charity. The items, that were previously displayed in the pier’s Victoria Bar, were donated to raise vital funds for Rockinghorse. The auction took place at Gorringes Auction housing raise £4,810 for Rockinghorse children’s charity - the official fundraising arm of...

Reckless thrill seekers caught ‘tombstoning’ from Brighton Palace Pier’s Helter Skelter

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Sunbathers packed onto the beach opposite Brighton Palace Pier were left shocked as a pair of thrill seekers launched themselves from the Helter Skelter somersaulting 80ft into the chilly English Channel below. One witness said: “You can’t legislate for idiocy”. The pair told a website that had had calculated the risks and had previously completed a variety of similar stunts which...

First images of Brighton Palace Pier sign revealed

The new sign for Brighton Palace Pier is currently under construction, with a planning permission decision expected in May this year. So, what will draw the public to one of Britain’s most popular free venues. The Brighton Pier Group has released the first images of the winning design of the new Brighton Palace Pier sign it hopes will adorn the...

Brighton Pier Group stays on course despite turbulent weather

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Brighton Pier Group has positioned itself well for growth across the breadth of its operations through the continuation of its acquisition strategy. All this in spite of a difficult H2 2017 operational climate.   Interim results for the 26 weeks up to 24 December 2017 for the Brighton Pier Group showed that despite adverse weather conditions impacting results at its titular...

Brighton Palace Pier owner reveals interest in Hastings Pier acquisition

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  The owner of Brighton Palace Pier has revealed that his company is interested in adding the troubled Hastings Pier to its portfolio.   Luke Johnson, chairman of private equity house Risk Capital Partners LLP and The Brighton Pier Group PLC, said he had already begun the process of exploring a bid for the award-winning south coast attraction. The charity that operates Hastings...

World’s best airport praises Brighton’s “goofball eccentricity”

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  Singapore Changi Airport has promoted Brighton for its “quirky, artisan and indie” nature in a new travel guide.   The airport’s Now Boarding guide also named Brighton’s Palace Pier in a list of the city's top attractions, along with the Royal Pavilion. The author dubbed the seaside destination as “a most un-English town” that is “a warmer, weirder and wilder alternative”...

Brighton Pier owner pledges £5,000 for city’s historic terrace

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A campaign to redevelop the Victorian arches on Brighton seafront received a major boost after the owner of the Brighton Palace Pier pledged to donate £5,000.   The entire Grade II-listed cast iron structure that forms Madeira Terrace is closed to the public over fears parts could collapse. Last July saw the launch of the Save Madeira Terrace crowdfunding campaign to kickstart...

Palace Pier Britain’s most visited free attraction beyond London

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Only three free attractions in London drew more visitors last year than Brighton’s worldfamous seaside amusements icon, according to VisitEngland.   Brighton Palace Pier has once again been revealed as the most-visited free tourist attraction in England outside London. An estimated 4,650,000 fun-seekers enjoyed a day at the pier in 2016, according to VisitEngland’s annual survey of visitor attractions. Only three free attractions...

Brighton Palace Pier boss expects best ever year for tourism

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Brighton Palace Pier is ready for a summer tourism season of great hope and optimism. And why not - it’s made significant improvements in preparation.   The owner of Brighton Palace Pier has said he expects both it and the south coast resort to have their best year to date for tourism due to the post- Brexit devaluation of the pound. Speaking...

Brighton Palace Pier voted top free tourist attraction

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The iconic Brighton Palace Pier has topped the polls as the most popular man-made free tourist attraction in the UK.   The newly renamed Brighton Palace Pier has been voted the UK’s third favourite free visitor attraction in a new poll. The pier was also the most popular man-made free tourist attraction in the survey, conducted by coach operator National Express. Newquay’s beaches...

Brighton leisure leaders slam Southern bosses and unions

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As the chaos surrounding Southern Rail deepens, leading Brighton and Hove business people and politicians have renewed calls for action. But while some blame the government, others are directing their rage at the trade unions who called for strike action. Brighton’s leisure bosses, including the new owner of Brighton Pier, have hit out at Southern Rail. Travel disruption between London...

Brighton Palace Pier website up for award

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Brighton Palace Pier’s website is up for an Awwward – a competition that recognises the talent and effort of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world. Underscore, its designer, will hope for success at the Awwwards ceremony in London in January 2017.