Monday, January 25, 2021

Tag: Clacton

The big wheel keeps on turning: Clacton’s Pier and Pavilion vie to install new observation wheel

observation wheel Clacton
Clacton Pier and Clacton Pavilion have both entered discussions with the district council in order to site a new observation wheel in the coastal town. The pier’s Billy Ball says “Clacton must continue to aim high,” but neighbour Billy Peak believes he will deliver the premier attraction.

Clacton receives grant for 150th anniversary events

Clacton grant anniversary events
Tendring Council has been granted £250,000 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Clacton, starting early next year.

Giles Watling MP, leads parliamentary charge in defence of industry

Giles Watling AGCs reopening
The government has finally ended lockdown for the arcade sector giving the green light to re-open on Saturday 4 July. But that was looking decidedly dodgy just seven days ago, until intervention from dozens of MPs on behalf of their constituency AGC operators went into action. Leading the way was Clacton MP Giles Watling.

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 carries out clean-up work

clacton pier damage
A clear-up operation is well underway at Clacton Pier after a small section of the outside ride deck collapsed into the sea. Contractors, working in tandem with Clacton Pier management and staff have been working around the tide to remove debris from the seabed and have it taken away. The collapse, which occurred around 11am on 14 February, took place while...

Clacton regeneration gets Tendring commitment

Clacton regeneration high street fund
Tendring Council has announced plans to revive Clacton, after it was named as one of the 50 towns to benefit from an extension to the government’s £1bn..

Clacton Pier gears up for armed forces celebration

Clacton Pier
A weekend of free entertainment is being organised at Clacton Pier over 22-23 September as a celebration of those in the British armed forces and their families. Similar events have been put on at the site for a number of years but this iteration will see those participating experience the pier’s new expansion for the first time. The offer of four...

All-weather piers defy bank holiday wash-out

Clacton Pier
Although the August bank holiday spelled rain for most seaside resorts across the UK, all-weather piers such as Clacton and Felixstowe still achieved strong numbers throughout the weekend. All-weather attractions showed their worth over the August bank holiday as the popularity of both Clacton and Felixstowe piers proved “resilient” to the wet weather. In Clacton, a wash-out on Sunday failed to...

Clacton amusements operators support resort clean-up

Clacton Pier
Amusements operators in Clacton have supported a major clean-up of the resort that took place ahead of the school summer holidays. On top of regular cleaning duties carried out by Tendring Council, its staff have carried out pressure-washing of the town’s pavements, removal of weeds and general cosmetic improvements before the peak summer season started last weekend. The effort has been...

Former Pier owner’s family give seal of approval to new development

Clacton Pier
The family of one of the four previous owners of Clacton Pier has given their seal of approval to the new £4 million development currently underway at the 147-year-old landmark. Michael Goss and his wife Sandra ran the Pier from 1971 until they sold it to a consortium in 1981. Shortly afterwards the couple, their son, also Michael, and daughter, Kate,...

Tories fire back at Labour’s Coastal Communities Consultation

clacton coastal consultation labour
    Socio-economic squabbles broke out in Clacton on 20 January as Labour promoted its Coastal Communities Consultation in the resort’s townsquare, much to a Conservative councillor’s consternation.   Alex Mayer, an MEP for the East of England, said that according to the Social Market Foundation think-tank, coastal towns are lagging behind inland areas, and have some of the worst levels of economic...

Clacton Pier to update safety procedures

  Clacton Pier is to undertake to full safety inspection to ensure best practices at the destination following an incident, which left a young child shaken but not seriously injured - the first accident in an unblemished record that spans four decades.   It is reported that pier bosses have filed a report following the incident on a children’s ride on Saturday....

Clacton tourism to get TV boost with new campaign

Coinslot - Love Clacton TV
A campaign to boost tourism for Clacton will hit national TV screens for the third year running after ITV agreed to screen a promotional video called Love Clacton.   In addition to TV, the effort will also be promoted over social media in a move which will cost tens of thousands to promote and is being backed Tendring Council, Clacton Pier...