Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Tag: Seafront

Watched from above: Portsmouth Council hires drone to spy on seafrontgoers

Portsmouth drone surveillance
Things were getting decidedly Orwellian at the seaside in Portsmouth this weekend, as the local council deployed an aerial drone in order to gather surveillance of people daring to take a walk along the seafront.

Southend operator determined to correct Echo headline

Southend visitors urged within government guidelines
The owner of Southend’s Happidrome Arcade has encouraged locals to visit “in accordance with government guidelines” after the Southend Echo urged visitors to avoid the seafront.

Southend seafront back up-and-running with a little help from Richardson

Martin Richardson Southend Seafront ice cream
Weeks of wrangling between coastal traders and the town council in Southend-on-Sea resulted in a partial opening this weekend for ice-cream vendors and other seaside take-aways. At the very centre of the campaign was industry figure Martin Richardson who was flying the flag for operators up and down the country for movement on the arcadians side.

Brighton digs deep to save seafront via crowdfunding

Coinslot - Brighton crowdfunding seafront
Hundreds of Brighton residents and businesses have pledged over £11,000 to restore the unique seafront monument the Madeira Terraces, as part of a crowdfunding campaign the city’s council launched last week.   More than 400 backers have contributed to the scheme to save the set of iron arches that run alongside half a mile of the seaside, in addition to a...

Weston-Super-Mare seafront chooses safety first

Coinslot - Piers BALPPA Insurance seafront
Plans for advertising on Weston-Super-Mare seafront lampposts has been halted amid fears for they would be used to sell fast food and even condoms.   Over in Weston-Super-Mare the seafront has seemingly been spared blushes as plans to allow business to put up adverts on exactly 14 lampposts have been shot down over fears they could be used to advertise fast...