Tag: Canvey Island

Monico Leisure downsizes to focus on family amusements

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Canvey Island operator Monico Leisure is offloading one of its restaurants in order to put more focus on its amusements businesses.

Canvey Leisure Island hailed in national press

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Canvey’s Leisure Island Fun Park has been named by The Telegraph as one of the top 10 destinations for island day trips and holiday breaks in the UK. A report in The Telegraph has placed Leisure Island in Canvey in the top ten locations for those wanting to plan an island day trip or staycation. The accolade comes at a time...

Canvey Island bids for £1m Coastal Communities funding

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Canvey Island has submitted a bid for £1m of funding from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund. If approved, the cash would be used to upgrade facilities and regenerate part of the island’s seafront around its Thorny Bay Beach, not far from the Leisure Island and Fantasy Island amusement parks. The timing of the announcement comes just a fortnight after Fantasy Island’s...

Leisure Island commits to being safe, not sorry

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The manager of Canvey’s Leisure Island theme park, who believes himself to have saved a man’s life, is planning to build a state-of-the-art first aid centre.   Scott Petty, 49, was working at the Leisure Island Fun Park, on Canvey seafront, when a woman ran in and asked for help after the 86-year-old tripped over his dog’s lead and injured himself. Mr...

Police response criticised after repeat Canvey break-ins

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With policing levels emerging as a topic of contention in next month’s general election, Canvey seaside operator Scott Petty has revealed his own less than satisfactory experience with local law enforcement.   The owner of a Canvey Island amusement park has criticised Essex police after it endured the latest in a series of break-ins. Scott Petty, who operates Leisure Island Fun Park...

Fantasy Island thanks swift police response

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Fantasy Island Amusements arcade and fun park in Canvey Island has thanked Essex Police for its swift response after a staff member was threatened. Officers were initially called to the site to resolve a row between two women over tickets, before being called back two hours later after a woman was assaulted. One man, three women and a 16-year-old girl were...