Monday, December 6, 2021

Tag: Seaside

Cafe and attractions in store for Southend Pier proposals

Southend Pier seaside regeneration
Southend Council has confirmed a raft of ambitious proposals for the town’s iconic pier, including a new restaurant in the Royal Pavilion, family attractions, and a cafe.

Burnham-on-Sea Pier enjoys growing tourist reputation

Burnham on sea pier growing tourism reputation
Burnham-on-Sea Pier is enjoying something of a renaissance this year, with a recent surge in positive reviews on TripAdvisor prompting a re-evaluation of the compact landmark from both residents and holidaymakers.

Bridlington tops East Riding’s review of licensed premises offerings

Bridlington tops East Ridings review of licensed premises offerings licensing
A report from East Riding Council has revealed Bridlington has the highest concentration of gambling premises in the county, housing more than 20 percent of the authority’s 69 licensed sites.

Bournemouth ends its big debate with the welcome return of deckchairs “likely” for 2022

Bournemouth deckchairs
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has stated it is “likely” deckchairs and loungers will return to its beaches in 2022, after being removed this year due to fears of anti-social behaviour.

“The UK is just as good”: Holidaymakers back Blackpool

Blackpool Tourism Illuminations
As the extended Blackpool illuminations draw crowds to the Fylde coast, the dedication of leisure and hospitality operators is paving the way for an unseasonal seaside renaissance.

Is cash a king in abdication or will the seaside sector remain a loyal territory?

Cash Seaside sector gambling 2p Pusher
Poppleston Allen solicitor and gambling industry expert Imogen Moss tackles the big debate on cash in the modern society. Whilst coins and notes are fighting to retain their place on the currency ladder, she suggests the future for arcades is brighter than many may think.

Comment: Are profiteering accommodation providers ruining things for everyone? / Why don’t you listen?

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The Staycation represented a generational opportunity - are profiteering accommodation providers ruining things for everyone?

Paolo Sidoli: The seaside sector is teeming with tourists, but short on staff

Porthcawl Paolo Sidoli SB Machines
Porthcawl is busier than it’s been since the 1980’s, according to resort stalwart Paolo Sidoli, managing director of SB Machines, who has had to take special measures to recruit and keep staff to service the 2021 summer boom.

Hoo launches “hilarious” new advert for Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth tourism campaign seaside resorts
Seaside resort Great Yarmouth has garnered widespread praise for its “hilarious” advert for the Norfolk resort, which formed part of a campaign to encourage holidaymakers back to the British seaside

Pricing visitors out of the coast? Lyme Regis set for second parking price hike

Lyme Regis parking price hike
Dorset Council has proposed a further increase to parking charges in Lyme Regis, just three months after quadrupling car park fees at the seaside resort from £2 a day to £8.

“All-year-round” plans for Eastbourne tourism

Eastbourne tourism economy
The parliamentary under-secretary of state for tourism has expressed a desire to see Eastbourne reinvented as an “all-year-round” destination, as part of a recent visit to the south coast resort

Comment: Vaccination should end self-isolating requirement / Countering the counterfeiters / Energy in the industry

counterfeit fake merchandise comment
Another high profile case of fake toys saw two people imprisoned and nearly quarter of a million counterfeit prizes out of unwitting arcades. But is there something more that can be done to keep the counterfeiters out of the industry?

Staff shortage at Clacton Pier as workforce opts for safer bets

Clacton Pier hospitality recruitment
What once was an opportunity to work at a premier seaside attraction, has now become a worry about further lockdowns and restrictions, according to Clacton Pier owner Billy Ball, who is finding it difficult to fill the many vacant staff positions at the pier now it has reopened. And Ball, as you will become acutely aware in the coming weeks, isnot alone in the hospitality industry.

Comment: Don’t lose your nerve Boris! / Lords above / Dear Rishi…

Comment 2736 easing restrictions betting and gaming council Michael Dugher economy gambling industry
Comment: A group of peers have come to the conclusion that reining back the gaming and gambling industry with more restrictive and expensive regulation will lead to a boost to the economy...

Lights! Coastline! Action! – UK seaside is cinema star

Happyland film camera crew seaside
As restrictions ease across the UK, it’s not just tourists and holidaymakers flocking to the coast, as camera crews from Disney, Amazon and Netflix all head to the great British seaside.

Starmer calls for Yorkshire coast investment

Sir Keir Starmer Yorkshire seaside coast investment
Sir Keir Starmer has called for increased investment in seaside infrastructure along the Yorkshire coast, as part of an ambitious plan to save declining high streets.

Bacta lays out plans for post-Covid campaign issues

Bacta outlines post covid plans
Trade association Bacta has outlined the key themes in its post- Covid lobbying campaign with tax concessions and long term support topping the agenda over the coming year

Grand Pier to recruit 150 new staff

Weston Grand Pier recruit 150 staff
Weston’s Grand Pier is going on a recruitment drive, with three separate events held at the pier for seasonal staff applicants to meet their potential employers in an informal setting.

Blackpool tourism bosses warn of price rises

Blackpool price rises warning
Blackpool Council has called on local businesses to help make the seaside resort’s recovery sustainable by keeping the town “affordable” to holidaymakers this summer.

“It is heaven”: Overjoyed customers return to Clacton Pier as lockdown eases

Clacton Pier reopening overjoyed customers
The role of amusement attractions in the seaside economy was put into sharp focus last week when Clacton Pier opened its doors for the first time since the turn of the year. To say the east coast town was overwhelmed would be an understatement. Coinslot looks back over the nine days since Clacton was set free

Drinking bans and £1,000 fines await seaside visitors

Drinking beach fines bans seaside visitors
Once bitten, twice shy is the motto for many of the UK’s seaside councils which are now planning on enforcing protection orders to keep behaviour on their beaches social. There’ll be no urinating, no brawling and possibly no boozing at the seaside this year.

Welcome Back Fund finds £6m pot for coastal areas

Bognor Seafront Welcome Back Fund
On the basis that something is better than nothing, Bacta has welcomed government support for the seaside but a £6m Welcome Back Fund really is a drop in the ocean.

Blackpool set for £40m regeneration projects

Blackpool regeneration projects
As Blackpool becomes one of the first of seven UK towns to secure £40m of government funding as part of the Town Deal, the iconic seaside resort is set to witness a number of new developments this year.

Flood warning: UK’s leading coastal resorts “at risk” as sea levels rise

Seaside resorts flood risk
With climate change expected to continue dramatically altering sea levels, UK resorts such as Blackpool and Bognor Regis could be underwater by 2050, according to a new study.   A number of leading UK seaside resorts could be “underwater” by 2050 thanks to rising sea levels resulting from climate change, according to data produced by Climate Central. The study revealed holiday favourites...

Morecambe back on the map for buyers

Morecambe business seaside resort
A report by the Labour Party says that seaside towns are at most risk of the economic fall-out from Covid-19. But there are some positives for coastal towns. Morecambe, the ‘Naples of the North’, is one example of a seaside resort that has a lot in its favour.

Clacton attractions compete for big wheel installation

Clacton observatory wheel
Clacton Pier and the seaside town’s Pavilion continue to go head to head in the race to install a 30m observation wheel, each determined to mark the town’s 150th anniversary with the resort’s new centre-piece attraction..

Council puts out feelers for public stance on the regeneration of Bournemouth and Boscombe piers

Bournemouth Pier piers
The deputy leader of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP) said that public response to the subject of redeveloping Bournemouth and Boscombe piers has been “passionate”.

Lowestoft welcomes “once in a lifetime” investment programme

Lowestoft regeneration investment
Lowestoft is set to benefit from tens of millions of pounds in investment this year, with projects such as the £126m Gull Wing bridge and the refurbishment of East Point Pavilion set to begin in the coming months

Southport Pleasureland nears 100th anniversary

Pleasureland Southport 100th birthday
As Southport Pleasureland nears its 100th birthday, the Liverpool Echo has celebrated the park’s iconic place at the heart of the town, as well as its bright future.

Morecambe wins Youth vote as it lobbies to become a seaside resort fit for the 21st Century

Morecambe Bay Seaside
The vision to bring the Eden Project to Morecambe and reimagine the seaside resort is a collaborative initiative that’s won the approval of the town’s campaigning school students - all it needs now is £70m from the government.