Tag: Cleethorpes

There’s a prickly problem on the beaches of Cleethorpes – but used needles are no laughing matter

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GrimsbyLive, the safety team’s co-ordinator Pat Gilding underlined that the origins of the bio-hazardous sharps weren’t necessarily in the town itself. “They often wash in on the beach from other places, not necessarily from Cleethorpes,” he said. “We’ve had them appear in The Pier Gardens before. It’s society. It happens all over in every resort in the UK, not just...

Last chance at Pleasure Island auction

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The auctioning off of items from Pleasure Island in Cleethorpes is entering its final stage with the famous carousel already heading off to pastures new. More than 530 lots will go under the hammer on 21 October including memorabilia, signs, fruit machines, ride carriages and animatronics. One thing that won’t be available will be the site’s prestigious carousel, which has been...

Cleethorpes seafront proposal divides local legislators

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Serving as indication that not all development on Britain’s coast is welcome development - local activists in Cleethorpes are calling for a period of “proper consultation” ahead of plans to build three residential apartment blocks in direct proximity to the seafront. “One Cleethorpes” has the backing of the town’s MP Martin Vickers - who envisions the 99-apartment complex as a...

Plans to bring bounce to Cleethorpes unveiled

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Extreme Bounce Revolution, the leisure company, has unveiled plans for a multi-million pound family entertainment centre in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.   The company is currently requesting permission from North East Lincolnshire Council to build one of the UK’s “first air-supported dome structures”. Paul Johnson, Extreme’s operations director, explained the structure of the proposed building: “It’s effectively a big tent that is blown up...

Coastal Pass to boost tourism at east coast resorts

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Traditional east coast seaside amusements resorts are amongst those that stand to benefit from the launch of a new online holiday booking tool launched recently. It is hoped that the new Coastal Pass will encourage more overseas tourists to visit coastal destinations such as Cleethorpes, Cromer, Great Yarmouth and Skegness on a year-round basis. The Pass allows holidaymakers to devise their...

Pier of the Year 2016 sold

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Cleethorpes Pier is to be transformed into the “world’s biggest” fish and chip restaurant after its sale to regional operator Papa’s Fish and Chips has finally been confirmed. Head of the family business, Sid Papas, 53, said: “It’s a traditional pier and we are so pleased and so proud and want to make everyone else proud of it. We are...

Pleasure Island amusement park to close this month

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A huge hole will be left in Cleethorpes’ visitor economy at the end the month, when one of its biggest amusement attractions closes for good. Cleethorpes’ Pleasure Island is to close its gates for good at the end of the season after nearly a quarter of a century in operation. Melanie Wood, the amusement park’s owner said visitor numbers had continued...

Cleethorpes Pier back on the market

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Named as the Pier of the Year 2016, Cleethorpes is hitting the market just ten months after the completion of an extensive £4.7m two year transformation project. The pier, which hosts a restaurant, tea room and large ballroom that can cater for up to 800 people, has been put up for sale for an undisclosed amount. “I understand that there will...