Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Tag: Mumbles Pier

Mumbles Pier identifies bowling vandals after social media appeal

Bowling neon sign Mumbles Pier
Mumbles Pier has identified the vandals who had targeted and damaged the neon sign advertising its bowling lanes, after posting an appeal via social media.

Mumbles Pier secures £1.85m for major improvements

Mumbles Pier investment
Mumbles Pier has secured funding of £1.85m to “return the pier back to its former glory,” including plans to renovate the listed Big Apple kiosk and major structural improvements.

Consultation commences in the strategic review of Bacta

John Bollom Bacta Strategic Review
Cometh the hour, cometh the Gambling Review ... and cometh a newly invigorated Bacta. That’s the hope at Ely Place where the amusements trade body is undergoing a major organisational review for what will soon be a very different gaming and gambling landscape in the UK. The consultation process conducted by former Bacta president John Bollom has started in earnest.

Mumbles Pier reinvests profits as ‘extensive renovation’ commences

Mumbles Pier restoration programme
Mumbles Pier has begun work restoring and replacing outdated parts of its steel support structure, in the latest stage of extensive investment from the attraction’s owners.

John Bollom: Bacta “deserves a modern governance structure”

Bacta HQ John Bollom to undertake governance and strategy review
Bacta will undertake a governance and strategy review with the process to be helmed by industry veteran John Bollom, who affirmed he was eager to engage with both “key stakeholders and the membership”.

Mumbles Pier the star of new Get To Work TV series

Get To Work tv series Mumbles Pier
Recovering from Covid is the theme of a new TV series as Mumbles Pier owners, the Bollom family, explain how the virus hit their premier attraction, and how they’re fighting back to restore the business and the pleasure to the south Wales coast.

Absolutely fabulous Joanna Lumley drops in to Mumbles Pier

Joanna Lumley Sacha Dench Mumbles Pier
Joanna Lumley and Sacha Dench visited Mumbles Pier last week, part of the pair’s round-Britain trip to raise awareness of the devastating effects of climate change.

Clacton Pier lit up as seaside shines

Clacton Pier lit up as seaside shines
As Clacton Pier marked bank holiday with its first firework display of the season, seaside resorts up and down the country welcomed back visitors making the most of the sun.

Mumbles Pier set for new restaurant and cafe

Mumbles Pier new restaurant cafe application granted
The owners of Mumbles Pier have been granted permission to convert the Grade II listed landmark’s former lifeboat base into a new restaurant, alongside the construction of two pavilions housing retail units and a cafe.

The Bolloms aim to make Mumbles Pier ornate again

Mumbles Pier restoration
With the responsibility of restoring Mumbles’ historic pier, Bert and Fred Bollom have announced that work will resume at the end of September, with phase two of the restoration adding an ornate touch to the much-loved Victorian structure.

Residents concerned over fate of Mumbles Pier mascots

Ameco Restoration Mumbles Pier mascots
The rumours arose after pictures were published online of the two figures in a state of disrepair at the end of the 835ft structure, however, owners Ameco..

Mumbles Pier welcomes Carolyn Harris MP for Tickets2Wishes fun day

Mumbles Pier fun day Tickets2Wishes
Mumbles Pier hosted a VIP fun day on 9 August, welcoming local families granted a wish by Rays of Sunshine through Bacta’s Tickets2Wishes initiative for an exclusive day out.

Lights, Camera, attractions: Piers prove inviting for media

Piers inviting for media
Weston-super- Mare and Mumbles Piers proved the main attraction for the media recently  with the BBC filming at both locations, alongside some very special guest stars.

Mumbles Pier reopens until September

Mumbles Pier Aerial
Mumbles Pier has temporarily reopened to allow the people of Swansea to enjoy one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks during the summer months.

Mumbles Pier on track for temporary summer reopening

Mumbles Pier on track
Mumbles Pier has confirmed it is on course to reopen this month, with visitors able to access the far end of the pier and RNLI station for the summer..

Mumbles Pier to reopen for limited summer season

Mumbles Pier
The owners of Mumbles Pier have announced plans to reopen the attraction for a limited period at the end of May, as refurbishment work continues on the 121- year old structure.   The Swansea landmark, operated by Ameco, will reinstate access to the far end of the pier, as the latest phase of development is considered by Swansea Council. “Plans are in...

Brexit staycations boost business for Mumbles Pier

Mumbles Pier
As the cloud of Brexit looms large over Westminster, seaside operators such as Mumbles Pier are beginning to see the silver lining..

Welsh government gives Mumbles Pier plans the green light

Welsh government, Mumbles Pier, Swansea Council, politics
Having previous overridden Swansea Council to place Mumbles Pier’s redevelopment in limbo, the Welsh government has finally given it the go-ahead. Plans to redevelop the Mumbles Pier headland and foreshore will not be called in by the Welsh Government, effectively giving the project the green light to go ahead. In November it had been put in limbo when Welsh ministers intervened...

Mumbles Pier plans unanimously approved by Swansea Council

Mumbles-Pier, redevelopment
Swansea Council’s planning committee has unanimously approved plans to redevelop the Mumbles Pier headland and foreshore, despite being blocked from having a final say by the Welsh Government. At a meeting last week, committee members praised the plans - submitted by pier owner Ameco - as aspiring to bring much- need business and tourism to the area. If given the go-ahead,they...

Welsh government puts Mumbles Pier plans on hold

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Plans to build a hotel, retail complex and 26 flats on the foreshore and headland of Mumbles Pier appear to have received a major setback. According to BBC Wales, the Welsh Government has ordered Swansea Council not to grant permission without the prior authorisation of ministers. A letter to the council’s head of planning said that while the government’s instruction “prevents...

Mumbles development lays on protected ground, claim opponents

Emotions run high when it comes to seafront developments; and Mumbles Pier, not surprisingly, fits into that category. The Ameco development in the glorious Welsh seaside town will see £35 million invested in the pier and a five- storey hotel. All good so far for the regeneration of Mumbles. But, not everyone wants this and their search for any loophole...

‘Visually distinctive’ plans for Mumbles Pier redevelopment revealed

Mumbles Pier, redevelopment plans,
Mumbles Pier has revealed new designs for the redevelopment of its foreshore buildings to the public. They offer a detailed look at the 31-room hotel and 26 flats that are being built as part of a £35m project. It comes as work continues on the £3.2m restoration of the pier itself, with period Victorian features being removed for storage and refurbishment. A...

Council leader praises “protection of the past” at Mumbles Pier

Mumbles Pier
A visit from the head of the local legislature has seen Swansea Council praise Ameco’s project to maintain the town’s heritage by refurbishing its Victorian pier. The leader of Swansea Council has thrown vocal support behind the major restoration effort at Mumbles Pier - saying that he is “delighted” that the city has opted to “protect its past.” Councillor Rob Stewart...

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...

Bolloms secure finance to complete Mumbles Pier restoration

Mumbles Pier
The owner of Mumbles Pier has secured £1.6m to refinance an existing bank loan and carry forward work to restore the much-loved attraction. The Bollom family had already carried out considerable work on the pier, with works in keeping with its original Victorian grandeur, including an upgraded beach hut café and a premium fish and chip restaurant, Copperfish, which opened...

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...

Intercard takes Mumbles Pier marketing to the next level

Mumbles Pier
Almost a year after implementing Intercard on Mumbles Pier, operator Bertie Bollom explains how the cashless system has empowered promotions in the attraction’s arcade - all while still accepting coins. Mumbles Pier has upped its marketing power through the use of Intercard, a cashless stored value card system that has enabled operator Bertie Bollom to offer bespoke promotions to the...

No more grumbles at Mumbles: restoration plans given go-ahead

Coinslot Bollom Mumbles Pier
Swansea council has given the final green light to plans to restore the historic Mumbles Pier and its surrounding area, with work now expected to commence in June. The pier’s owner, Ameco, to date has spent upwards of £500,000 in order to keep the Victorian structure open and operational whilst carrying out repair works to ensure its structural, and economic...

Mumbles highlights the year of the Fidget Spinner

Coinslot - Mumbles Pier Fidget Spinner ameco
Mumbles Pier has reported that one particular redemption prize is in demand more than any other - a trend that appears consistent throughout the UK’s seaside resorts.   The seaside sector’s most sought after prize of the season looks to be already decided - and the winner? The fidget spinner. Out of nowhere, off the back of a patent that expired...

Amusements income provides the business foundations for Britain’s iconic Piers

Coinslot - bacta piers Britain's pier britain's
Any spell of hot weather and you can guarantee newspaper spreads showing packed beaches at any number of Britain's piers and seaside resorts. However, there’s no need to read the captions to know where the pictures were taken, thanks to the iconic attractions captured within them. Whether it’s Brighton’s Palace Pier, the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, Blackpool Tower or...