Tag: Eastbourne

Eastbourne to welcome Ninja Warrior UK Adventure Park

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The south east’s first Ninja Warrior UK Adventure Park is to open in Eastbourne this autumn, offering families 20,000 sq ft of “revolutionary indoor adventure.”

Eastbourne Pier fire confirmed as “accidental” as its speedily put out

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East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed the fire which caused damage to Eastbourne Pier on the afternoon of 31 July was accidental.   Six fire engines were called to attend the blaze, which was linked to ongoing renovation work of the two single-storey pavilions on the pier’s main boardwalk. “The fire broke out on a trailer between two buildings on...

Eastbourne slated for town-centre cash injection

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Eaststbourne town council is to set to spend £3m in a drive to improve its town-centre, and make it more accessible for pedestrians and cyclists The funding is being provided by the South East Local Enterprise (SELEP), and will focus on the eastern end of the coastal town’s retail zone - where planners envision new street furniture, signage, soft landscape...

Hastings ready for action: New owner Gulzar applies for retail units on pier

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The owner of Hastings and Eastbourne piers has made the latest move in his bid to make the former a viable year-round attraction. The owner of Hastings Pier has entered an application for planning permission build five new retail units on the attraction’s decking. The application, submitted by Sheikh Abid Gulzar to Hastings Borough Council, describes the units as log cabins...

Gulzar pledges pier prosperity

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The new owner of Hastings Pier Sheikh Abid Gulzar has affirmed his dedication to the award-winning structure and a willingness to work with local authority to best support the town. Gulzar, who also owns Eastbourne Pier, took to local press writing an open letter in response to a number of concerns that had been raised regarding his most recent purchase. “First,...

Eastbourne Pier planning decision paves way for more amusements

Eastbourne Pier’s commercial prospects have grown thanks to a change of heart at the council. Now, owner Abid Gulzar is determined to make the pier great again, and insodoing raise the prospects for Eastbourne, the sleeping giant on England’s south coast.   In a surprise but welcome move, plans to replace the Victorian kiosks that were burnt down in the 2014...

Planning rejection scuppers new amusements at Eastbourne Pier

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Plans to replace the Victorian kiosks that were burnt down in the 2014 fire on Eastbourne Pier look set to be rejected by the resort’s council.   The news represents a blow to the prospect of further amusement machines being added to the attraction’s leisure offering. Although owner Sheikh Abid Gulzar said he hadn’t made a final decision on what he would...

Eastbourne tourism setting records

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The latest report for the south coast resort of Eastbourne offered strong signs of optimism as an influx of overseas visitors has boosted the town’s tourism numbers to record highs.   More than 5.1m people visited Eastbourne in 2016 as overnight stays from international tourists increased by 15 percent, with the demographic on average spending 185 percent more than domestic revellers. The...

MPs call for sea haze investigation

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MPs are calling for an urgent investigation into the cause of a chemical haze that dwelled along a section of the south east coast over the bank holiday weekend as many seek reassurances over tourist’s continual seaside safety.   More than 150 people were treated for various ailments as a section of coastline near the resort town of Eastbourne was evacuated...

£20,000 sculpture to commemorate Eastbourne pier fire

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A sculpture of a twisting flame, costing around £20k to build, is to be erected on Eastbourne seafront to commemorate the pier's devastating fire in 2014. The design, submitted by George King Architects, was selected as the winner of a competition held by Eastbourne Borough Council, seeking ideas for a piece of public art. The architects' concept, ‘Forged by Flame’, is...