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UK Gambling Commission outlines public trust strategy

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UK Gambling Commission chief executive, Neil McArthur, has asked operators across the UK's betting industry to work together and make Britain the safest and fairest gambling hub in the world. Speaking at the Raising Standards Conference at the International Conference Centre, Birmingham, McArthur said: “I want consumers in Britain to be able to enjoy the fairest and safest gambling in...

Hunstanton looks to Hemingway for regeneration drive

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Beach reconstruction, re-development of carparks and street-food on the seafront are among measures being suggested to Norfolk councillors by famed designer Wayne Hemingway, who is fast becoming a leading figure in coastal regeneration. West Norfolk council has hired a London-based design consultancy to help guide a regeneration effort in the coastal community of Hunstanton. Hemingway Design has already taking the helm...

Golden Mile leisure development set for Easter 2019 opening

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The new multimillion pound leisure development being built on Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile is set to open in time for Easter 2019, according to the man behind it. Albert Jones, owner of the resort’s Pleasure Beach amusement park, said the first phase of the £35m The Edge project was almost complete and work had already begun of phase two. The first...

Southport Pier welcomes new bar opening

Southport Pier
The Pier Pit Stop comes at the forefront of a major re-development effort, along with assurances that the pavilion bar won’t be used as a late-night club space. The transformation of Southport Pier continues unabated, with last weekend seeing the official opening of a new hybrid bar, ice-cream parlour and super-fast pizzeria. The Pier Pit Stop is just the latest new...

Mumbles Pier development draws closer despite “heated” local meeting

Mumbles Pier
In a community council survey, residents voted ‘yes’ to the proposed plans for Mumbles Pier. However, such ambitious projects rarely tend to please everyone. he majority of Mumbles residents are in favour of the long-awaited Mumbles Pier development, according to a recent community council poll - despite a recent “heated” local meeting on the matter. With approval for outline plans granted...

Skegness Sky Pier plans approved

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Mere weeks after plans were first unveiled, Skegness town planners have given the green light for an ambitious five-storey Sky Pier project. The site, which has laid derelict for ten years, will be developed into a new mixed-use entertainment venue that will include various amenities and an observation deck on its top floor. Members of East Lindsey District Council gave the...

Blackpool’s £6.8m bingo project recommended for approval

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A multi-million pound bingo hall project that as recently as last month appeared dead in the water has been given fresh hope of approval in Blackpool. Plans to turn an underperforming pub into a £6.8m Club 3000 bingo venue in Blackpool have been recommended for approval by town councillors, having previously been dismissed over perceived build issues. The project was initially...

A new dawn for Clacton Pier

Clacton Pier
Clacton Pier will unveil its new £4m development this weekend, ushering in a new era for the attraction as it looks to establish itself as a year-round leisure destination. To mark the occasion the pier will be holding a celebration on Saturday 21 July that will include live entertainment throughout the day and a host of activities for children. Clacton Pier...

Dreamland unveils plans for seafront hotel

Margate
The owner of Dreamland has unveiled plans for 120-bedroom hotel that it hopes will reinvigorate Margate seafront. Margate Estates, the amusement park’s parent company, held two drop-in community events at Dreamland’s Grade II-listed ballroom this week to update residents on its £50m investment in the attraction. The firm revealed images of what the revamped seafront would look like if planning permission...

Admiral shows city centre leadership ahead of potential relocation

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After winning the Chief Constables Citizens Award for making its Manchester city centre location “one of the safest” in Piccadilly Gardens, Admiral is looking to relocate to greener grass on the other side of the popular retail square. The grass is greener on the other side of Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens for Luxury Leisure, with the operator gaining a recommendation of...

Verdant Leisure up 18 percent in first quarter

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Holiday park operator Verdant Leisure has reported an 18 percent hike in first-quarter sales on the back of a rising level of staycations. The company, with eight holiday parks in Scotland and the north of England, projects that revenue will rise this year by £10 million. “2017 was a great year for Verdant Leisure, we invested heavily in our portfolio, improved...

New entrance plans to return Aberystwyth Pier to ‘former glory’

Aberystwyth Royal Pier
The Royal Pier’s owner has said that enhancing the entrance to its pavilion building is crucial to keep its business - including the arcade - sustainable. The amusement arcade on Aberystwyth’s Royal Pier is set for a major facelift as part of a scheme that would see the attraction undergo its first regeneration work in 30 years. Owners Revgate Aberystwyth Ltd...

Club 3000’s plan deemed too far away from town centre by contradictory committee

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Blackpool Council’s planning committee has recommended the refusal of Club 3000’s plan to turn a retail park pub into a bingo hall due to the site in question being 300m too far away from the town centre boundaries. While acknowledging the application represents “significant inward investment into the town”, the planning committee recommendation stated the proposals fail to satisfy the...

MP appeals to Pontins over site future

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Brandon Lewis, MP for Great Yarmouth, has written to the directors of the Northern Trust to ascertain if any parties had expressed interest in turning the former Pontins site in Hemsby into a tourism destination. It has been more than a decade since the property was operational and the trust has since outlined a plan to turn the area into...

Mumbles heathland plans submitted

Mumbles Pier
Official plans for the £35m Mumbles Pier restoration project have been submitted to local authorities with designs to turn the headland area into a world class attraction. The Mumbles seafront is on course for wholesale changes as pier operators have formally submitted plans pertaining to the construction of a five storey holiday accommodation complex. With £3.2m worth of renovation work set...

Legoland wins battle to build to visitor township and new rides in Windsor

With 11 votes to two in favour of Merlin Entertainment’s plans, Royal Borough planning councillors have granted permission for a new township and three new rides at the company’s Legoland attraction in Windsor. Merlin Entertainment’s leisure empire is expanding at the operator’s Legoland Windsor attraction after Royal Borough planning councillors granted permission for the construction of 450 new lodges and...

Barry’s Amusements completes Ghost Train upgraded

BARRY ghost train
Wholesale renovations have been completed on the famous Ghost Train at Barry’s Amusements, Portrush. The Antrim coast’s spookiest spectacle has been given a considerable revamp ahead of the new season. After decades of operation the iconic Ghost Train at Barry’s Amusements in Portrush has been almost completely remodelled as the site’s operators look to update its classic offering. Owner of the...

GameCube launch first FEC with expansion on horizon

Entering the UK market as a new operator, GameCube is set to launch its first UK FEC in Bristol centre this week, with operator Martin Ng looking to expand into London and beyond by the end of the year. GameCube, a new operator to the FEC sector,is set to open its first venue in the centre of Bristol this week,...

No let up in Elephant & Castle campaign

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The campaign to block a £1bn regeneration of London’s Elephant & Castle area continued this week with campaigners due to gather at Southwark Town Hall on Tuesday for a second time in two weeks.   The campaigners fear that the plans, submitted by development firm Delancey, despite having been blocked by councillors on January 16, could still gain consent at some...

Felixstowe welcomes £3m pier redevelopment amid ongoing investment in the town

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  The tourism industry in the Suffolk seaside resort of Felixstowe has seen a marked rise after widespread regeneration attracts a new generation of holidaymakers, though the process has been far from easy. For the Threadwell family, however, their endeavours have been worth it.   A £3m redevelopment of Felixtowe's pier, once the longest in the country, has re-energised a renaissance in...

Weston-Super-Mare’s Italian garden renaissance

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The opening of the first phase of Weston’s multi-million pound transformation Italian Gardens project looks set to boost the resort’s already considerable holiday offering, and drive footfall throughout the whole area. The Grand Pier’s Michelle Michael MBE discusses the town’s ambitions and prospects.   The new £2.48m redevelopment of Western-Super-Mare’s historic Italian gardens has been opened to the public after seven...

Plans to rejuvenate Seaburn coastal resort green-lit

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As part of a £100m regeneration project stretching across Sunderland, developer Siglion are planning over 90,000 sq ft of modern leisure, retail and accommodation facilities for coastal resort Seaburn.   Over 200 full-time jobs will be created as a result. A funfair and hotel have been greenlit by the city council, along with almost 300 homes. Additionally, the masterplan includes a wide...

Record numbers at Southend Pier as £6.3m pavilion announced

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More people have visited Southend Pier in the first half of year than ever before, and by 2020 they will be able to enjoy its brand new £6.3m pavilion building too.   It’s been a week of good news for Southend Pier which has been advised that is to get a new £6.3m pavilion, the announcement coming at the same time...

Unpopular plans for Fleetwood seafront get approved

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Harbour Lights Amusements owner Lee Stefani said the proposals to build retirement flats on Fleetwood Esplanade were not ideal. In fact, they are probably not the economic boon a seaside resort would like. However, there will be an upside if only the opportunity of a trickle of extra business in the future.   Controversial plans to build apartments on the former...

Clacton Pier to become “all-year-round” attraction

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Refurbishment work is underway on Clacton Pier, with plans to reinvigorate amusements on the 146-year-old landmark as a year round attraction.   Work has begun on a £1m redevelopment plan for Clacton Pier in a bid to make it an “all-year-round” attraction. The refurbishment work is concentrating on areas which have gone untouched for 90 years, and follows £12,000 spent on...

Barry Island Pleasure Park boss angered after extension ruling

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South Wales operator Henry Danter is understandably concerned after a council recommendation left the future of his extended amusement arcade in some doubt.   The owner of Barry Island Pleasure Park has expressed his disappointment after planning officers gave the go-ahead for the removal of an extension to its amusement arcade. Henry Danter had refuted a Vale of Glamorgan Council report that...

Spencer’s Funfair receives community backing

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With objections made to its licence application to set-up at Miner’s Park in Motherwell, Spencer's Funfair took to Facebook to answer questions from the local community.   Spencer's Funfair has received support from the majority of the community surrounding Miner’s Park, Motherwell, ahead of an impending committee meeting brought on by objections to the company’s licence application for the site. With backing...

New Ipswich FEC lines up to bowl a strike

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With a new site opening in Ipswich later this year, Superbowl UK director Paul Quaintance talks about the growing trend towards more active game play and the importance of taking advantage of “dwelling time.”   Superbowl UK is opening a new entertainment centre in Ipswich this September. Located at Buttermarket shopping centre, the 25,000-square foot unit is seeing more than £1.8m...

Portrush FEC new venue plans unveiled to public

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Proposals to transform the former Dunluce Centre in Portrush into a vast family entertainment venue have been unveiled.   Proposals to the tune of £9m were debuted at a public event hosted by Belfast-based consultancy MBA Planning, with an idea to get feedback from those in the locality. The plans include the remodelling, refurbishment and extension of the centre in order to...

New £3m holiday park approved for Great Ayton area

Coinslot Great Ayton holiday park
A new holiday park in the Great Ayton area has been approved, after the local council backed plans for a £3m development were given the green light. The area on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors will play host to new site comprised of 54 holiday chalets. This is greatly reduced from the 179 originally proposed by developer...

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