Monday, September 28, 2020

Tag: Felixstowe

Phoenix Leisure: Mannings and adjusting to Covid life

David Manning Phoenix Leisure Felixstowe
In a special series of interviews conducted to promote the industry’s Save Our Seaside campaign, Bacta talked to some of its long standing members about the role the amusements sector plays in its community. This week Coinslot features Felixstowe veteran David Manning.

Felixstowe to lose free parking spaces

Felixstowe parking
In a move that will filter through to the seaside resort’s tourist sector, Felixstowe councillors have expressed concern over the planned removal of free..

Mannings granted planning permission for Beach Street construction

Mannings Amusements Felixstowe
Felixstowe planners have granted Manning’s Amusement permission to break ground on the permanent site for its Beach Street shipping container retail complex.

Felixstowe: A great British seaside attraction all in a container

Felixstowe Beach Street
Shipping containers were once consigned to the singular role of shifting freight around the globe: well not so in Suffolk where sales of the jumbo metal..

Mannings Amusements to invest ‘six-figure sum’ to develop site

Mannings Amusements Felixstowe
Having already invested hundreds of thousands of pounds on their amusement arcade, the Mannings are hoping to invest another six-figure sum to turn the..

Man arrested after Manning’s burglary

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A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary at Mannings Amusement Park in Felixstowe, Kent. It has been reported that the offence took place shortly before 5am on 7 December and the perpetrator has been taken in for questioning at the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre. According to a police statement the man in question managed to steal some cash...

CCF invites Felixstowe to apply for redevelopment funding

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Plans to redevelop a part of the seafront in Felixstowe, Suffolk, have passed the first stage of scrutiny by the Coastal Communities Fund - with councillors now being urged to apply for £950,000 in order bring their vision to fruition. The project’s focus is on a neglected stretch of Sea Road and nearby Martello Park, which Suffolk Coastal District Council...

Felixstowe rat gas plan shelved

Felixstowe Pier
In what should be of little surprise to anyone, a plan to use lethal gasses to curb a rat problem in Felixstowe has been halted due to safety concerns. According to Suffolk Coastal District Council the region’s growing popularity and “booming tourist economy” has not only led to an influx of revellers but increasing numbers of rats. Conventional methods such as...

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...

Felixstowe Pier knee-deep in toilet trouble

Felixstowe Pier
Things got intense and aromatic at Felixstowe Pier last weekend, after a surge in public use of the arcade’s toilet facilities forced management to smash the metaphorical glass, sound the alarm, and declare the bogs a write-off. With footfall from sun-baked beach-goers at a record high this summer, staff at the pier had tried to anticipate an increase in lavatorial...

Manning Amusements hosts Felixstowe tourism awards

More than 80 tourism related businesses from Felixstowe joined together at Manning Amusements to launch the resort’s 2018 holiday season - and a new award to celebrate its attractions. Nick Barber, chairman of the Visit Felixstowe Tourism Working Group, announced the six nominees shortlisted for the town’s first Tourism Award to celebrate its tourist industry by rewarding an organisation or...

Mannings diversify business with bar above arcade

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Felixstowe operators, Mannings Amusements, have increased their revenue streams with a new bar that celebrates the life of their grandfather and founder of the business Charles Manning.   The operators of Felixstowe’s Mannings Amusements have diversified their business further with the opening of a new retro-themed cocktail bar above the arcade. The new premises, which opened at the end of...

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...

Manning hits out at ‘ridiculous’ business rates rise

Coinslot - Charles Manning Amusement Park Felixstowe music
Felixtowe’s Charlie Manning has hit out at the government for potentially damaging business rates rises for the seaside sector, while big companies such as Amazon and Google get a comparatively easy ride.   Felixstowe operator Charlie Manning has labelled the business rates revaluation as “ridiculous” and warned that it would put his and other amusements businesses under increased pressure. Manning, the owner...

End of the pier show: Felixstowe Pier rebuilding programme underway

Coinslot Felixstowe Pier
Felixstowe Pier has long been a mainstay of the Suffolk coast, but now its third major makeover is under way, after it was originally scheduled to coincide with the end of the Summer season. Demolition of the current building will be the first stage in a rebuilding programme, which is expected to cost about £3m and take 36 weeks, but...

Felixstowe arcade thief jailed for 26 weeks

Coinslot Felixstowe FEC Seaside
A man who used a device to steal cash from a Category B3 machine at an FEC in Felixstowe has been given a custodial sentence by magistrates. A machine thief who stole £800 from a seaside amusement arcade in Felixstowe has been jailed for 26 weeks. Appearing at Ipswich Magistrates Court via a video link from HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes,...

Go-Kart: good things fit in small spaces

Coinslot Neveplast Go Kart
As the manufacturers of the Neveplast Go-Kart track celebrate a strong summer in global sales, the UK market gives its verdict on the product. A new product that has been gaining commercial traction at both indoor and outdoor venues around the globe has also been finding a footing in the UK market this summer. The Neveplast Go-Kart track was launched in...

Work begins of Felixstowe Pier’s new FEC

Coinslot Felixstowe Pier
With a temporary home finally secured for its amusement arcade, the project to build Felixstowe Pier’s new FEC has begun in earnest. Work on operator Pier Amusements’ multi-million pound project to create a new family entertainment centre on Felixstowe Pier got under way this week. The demolition of the pier’s current FEC had been due to begin earlier in September, but...