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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...

Seaside amusement parks amongst UK holidaymakers’ favourites

Bournemouth Pier
The British public have had their say on their highest-rated holiday attractions, and unsurprisingly seaside amusement parks are right up there amongst them. Seaside amusement parks have once again proved to be amongst UK holidaymakers’ favourites in the Trip Advisor’s 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards. Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Brighton Palace Pier and Southend Adventure Island all featured in the internationally popular...

Michelle Michael: Set-up for success with social media investment

Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier
Having invested in a new website, communications staff, a museum attraction and disco bikes, Michelle Michael, owner of the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, has plenty of excitement to share - and she’s hired a social media team to do it. After experiencing a “pretty poor easter” along with the rest of the seaside sector, Michelle Michael, operator of the Grand...

New look Skegness seafront planned to boost tourism

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  The area of Skegness seafront that hosts its amusement park, FECs and pier is in line for an uplift under plans announced by the local authority.   Last week, East Lindsey District Council held an initial meeting with key partners and organisations to discuss drawing up a “Skegness Foreshore Design Manual”. The aim of the manual is to provide a more consistent...

Seaside resorts top Brits’ favourite destination league

Coinslot Seaside
  Analysis of British holidaymakers’ preferences by online booking engine Eviivo has revealed that the seaside is their favourite destination for extended weekend stays. Most popular weekend destination Blackpool London Edinburgh Torquay York Scarborough Weymouth Glasgow Llandudno Great Yarmouth Resorts including Blackpool, Great Yarmouth and Scarborough all charted highly in...

“Super Park” expansion to boost Norfolk seaside economy

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A new £10m holiday “Super Park” covering 45-acres in Hemsby, Norfolk, will open in 2018, as extensive remodelling and refurbishing of the existing Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park and Seacroft Holiday Village starts this month.   “We’re absolutely committed to Hemsby,” said Richardson’s chief executive Greg Munford during an unveiling of the plans to media.“ can’t wait to welcome back our...

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