Saturday, January 22, 2022

Tag: Kent

Ballin’s success in merging gaming and hospitality offers hope for high street

Ballin' Maidstone high street entertainment venue
A new multi-purpose entertainment venue in Maidstone has offered further clues as to the possible future of the high street, combining leisure, hospitality and entertainment to create an “exceptionally popular” experience.

London Resort to go ahead with “subtle changes” after SSSI designation

London Resort to go ahead with subtle changes
The CEO of the London Resort has stated the recent designation of Swanscombe Peninsula as an SSSI will not cause “any material changes” in the firm’s proposals to build on the site

Bluewater submits plans for year-round funfair

Bluewater submits plans for year-round funfair
Bluewater has submitted proposals to Dartford Council to build a new all-year Centre Park on site, part of an ongoing investment in expanding its leisure and entertainment offering. All the fun of the fair is heading down to the south east of England.

Mr P’s Kent AGC cannot open due to staff shortage

Mr P's Classic Amusements Kent staff shortage
Mr P’s Classic Amusements cannot open its Kent AGC due to a staff shortage that is being felt across the country.

The Light recruiting ahead of May reopening

The Light Sittingbourne regeneration
Sittingbourne’s new The Light leisure complex is recruiting ahead of its upcoming opening, with 40 new employees needed to staff the retro arcade, nine-lane bowling alley, diner and eight screen cinema.

Handwringers wring at upcoming Faversham fair

Faversham Fair
Despite Covid mortality remaining at some of the lowest levels seen since the pandemic began, Swale Borough Council in Kent has been labelled as “crazy” for daring to allow the local funfair to pitch up in the town of Faversham

End of an era: Neptunes Amusement site sold

Herne Bay, Neptune's Amusements site to be redeveloped
The vacant premises of Neptune’s Amusements in Herne Bay has been sold to a Canterbury- based property developer, with the seafront site set to become a five-storey commercial and residential development.

Trust unveils ambitious plans to extend Herne Bay Pier further out to sea

Herne Bay Pier
If it’s successful in attracting the necessary funding, Herne Bay Pier could have a new platform and a number of new attractions inside half a decade.   Multi-million-pound plans to extend Herne Bay Pier beyond the resort’s Neptune’s Arm sea defence jetty have been unveiled. The charitable trust that operates the Kent seaside landmark is hoping to attract the funding that will...

Dreamland Margate to extend free entry for rest of 2019

Dreamland Signage Margate
After a record-breaking start to the season, Kent amusement park Dreamland is to keep entry free for the remainder of the year.

Kent theme park signs Thames ferry deal

Developers of the proposed London Resort theme park have signed an agreement with operators of the Thames Clippers service to ferry visitors between London and the amusement site in Kent.   Those wishing to visit the long-mooted London Resort theme park in Swanscombe, Kent may well be able to do so via a Thames ferry service, following the signing of an...

Giant theme park opening pushed back

Humphrey Percy pushed back
The opening of a giant theme park in Kent has been pushed back for the fourth time, according to a release from developers.   London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) first announced plans for its £3.2bn project in 2012, with an aim to be operational within seven years, but recent revelations now pushed back the opening to 2023. LRCH said that a final...

Thanet maintains tourist parking hike despite protests

Coinslot - Thanet parking
Issues surrounding parking in Thanet may have been resolved for residents, but the local council has agreed to maintain the increase for tourists.   Thanet District Council, which recently scrapped a controversial 135 percent raise in hourly parking rates at popular beachfront car parks - but only for residents, has decided the hike will stay for tourists. In March, a petition signed...

Paramount theme park in Kent could open by 2022

Coinslot - Paramount Disneyland Kent 2022
Plans for what’s being dubbed as Kent’s “Disneyland” are on track, according to the London Resort Company Holdings, and they are confident that they will be approved when the plans are submitted to the government.   The London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), the top bosses behind plans for a £3.5bn Paramount theme park in north Kent, insist the project is still...