Friday, January 28, 2022

Tag: Paul Thompson

“This is anti-business”: Southend’s arcadians condemn car parking price increase

Southend parking price increase plans
Amusement business owners and residents alike have criticised Southend Council’s plans to extend parking charges on the seafront, highlighting the significant role the area plays in driving the town’s economy.

Bowling alley plans unveiled for Southend nightclub

Bowling alley plans Southend
The former Talk Nightclub on Southend seafront could be transformed into a new bowling alley and American diner, if plans put forward by local arcade operator John Remblance are approved by the council.

Southend Council reverses controversial parking charge increase

Southend parking decision reversed
Southend Council has voted to maintain free parking on the seafront after 6pm, following anger from local residents in response to plans for a price hike across the town.

Road rage: Southend fury at new parking charges

Southend parking charge fury
If there’s one thing that can raise the temperature of Southend folk, it’s parking fees in the seaside resort. And that temperature blew the thermometer last week

Bring back illuminations, say Southend traders

Call for return of Southend illuminations
Calls are increasing for the local council in Southend to step-up plans for an extension to the curtailed summer season, by bringing back regular firework displays in autumn, as well as resurrecting the town’s “Never Never Land” temporary attraction.

Unseasonal wet weather hits Southend’s amusements trade

Coinslot - Southend happidromes wet weather
Southend has provided the seaside sector with a reminder of how vulnerable it can be to the British weather, with recent periods of prolonged rain proving problematic for businesses on its seafront.   Martin Richardson, owner of the resort’s Happidrome Arcade, has reported that the unseasonal wet weather has already had a negative impact on his business at a time when...