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Government to face ‘tough questions’ over support for seaside resorts

UK seaside-politics
A cross-party group of peers has promised to push the government for answers on how it will support seaside resorts after they visited Skegness last week. Members of the House of Lords have said they will press the government on issues surrounding support for seaside resorts - and businesses within them - after a fact-finding mission to Skegness. Members of the...

Mirror praises Southend’s amusements

Southend-on-Sea
Southend’s amusement arcades, amusement park and pier have been praised in a national newspaper article about the resort’s transformation. Writing for the Mirror, Nick Owen, head of news at Sunday Mirror and Sunday People, documented a recent family trip to the Essex seaside. Despite having negative memories of Southend from his childhood days, Owen praised its transformation as well as the...

All-weather piers defy bank holiday wash-out

Clacton Pier
Although the August bank holiday spelled rain for most seaside resorts across the UK, all-weather piers such as Clacton and Felixstowe still achieved strong numbers throughout the weekend. All-weather attractions showed their worth over the August bank holiday as the popularity of both Clacton and Felixstowe piers proved “resilient” to the wet weather. In Clacton, a wash-out on Sunday failed to...

Blackpool’s Central Pier celebrates 150 years of fun

Blackpool pier
As if celebrating a significant 150-year milestone, owner Blackpool Pier Company has decided to mark the occasion with a revamp of the front of the pier’s main amusement arcade. Blackpool’s Central Pier, the second such amusement attraction of its type to open at the resort, has celebrated its 150th anniversary. Last week it hosted a full day of free entertainment to...

Brexit boost for Bournemouth’s coastal investment

Bournemouth Pier
Speaking at the opening of Bournemouth’s new Pier Approach, coastal communities minister Jake Berry commented on the positive partnership between the local council and central government that saw more than £4m invested in the project between them. He additionally used the event to launch the £1m Coastal Revival Fund that will make funding available for both one-off smaller projects along...

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...

Seaside amusement resorts amongst Blue Flag winners

Coinslot - Blue Flag Beaches
Keep Britain Tidy has declared that over a third of Britain’s bathing beaches meet the highest possible environmental standards, awarding 68 of them the coveted Blue Flag status.   It also handed out 117 seaside awards, which it describes as a guarantee that visitors will find a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed coastal stretch. A new survey carried out for Keep Britain...

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