Friday, December 3, 2021

Tag: Skegness

Skegness MP calls for investment in yearround attractions

Skegness investment
The member of parliament for Skegness has welcomed a report from the Director of Public Health in Lincolnshire recommending investment in year-round facilities in order to tackle inequality, stating “it’s an important issue.”

Talking to the community: Skegness Pier unveils its extension vision

Skegness Pier extension attraction
The Mellors Group has outlined its plans for extending Skegness Pier, with new visitor attractions, cultural spaces sustainable vision. It’s now courting the public’s views and support.

Boom time: Skegness and Scarborough bank on summer bonanza

Skegness and Scarborough bank on summer bonanza
Scarborough and Skegness are just two resorts reporting bumper bookings for this summer, as more than 30 percent of UK residents plan a domestic holiday. However, staff shortages still loom large.

Skegness Pier unveils quarter of a mile extension plan

Skegness Pier extension plans
Mellors Group has announced ambitious plans to extend Skegness Pier by five times its current length, with public consultation open on what attractions could fill the extra 464m.

New entertainment space approved for Butlin’s Skegness

Butlins Skegness approved for new entertainment space
East Lindsey District Council has granted Butlins approval to construct a temporary event venue at its Ingoldmells site in order to house socially-distanced entertainment.

Lincolnshire preps for post-lockdown seaside boom

Ingoldmells councillor Colin Davie says that a local seaside resurgence is on the cards post-Covid… but that tourists are likely to shun cash. What will that mean for the local amusements sector?

Amusements rank highly in Skegness Top Ten

Skegness top ten attractions
According to a list published by Lincolnshire Live, amusements such as Fantasy Island and Skegness Pier are central to the town’s enduring holiday appeal

Finishing 2020 with a bang: Skegness hopes to pull off successful winter season

Skegness winter season
Opinion is united in Skegness that the resort must - and shall - stay on its top form year-round, as the Bank Holiday marks the end of a truncated summer season - and possibly the start of a new one?

Seaside set for struggle despite staycation boost

Seaside resorts deprivation
The BBC has reported that the UK’s seaside resorts are in line to face disproportionate deprivation in the wake of Coronavirus, despite visitation increasing in the immediate future.

Skegness defenders rally after Worst Resort rating

Skegness residents and holidaymakers have defended the Lincolnshire town, after a Which? poll saw it ranked last out of 100 UK seaside resorts.

UK amusements go “above and beyond” for re-opening

East Coast Re-opening amusements
Amusements across the UK went “above and beyond” to ensure the safety of their staff and customers on ‘Super Saturday.’ Coinslot took a look at how two east coast resorts - Southend and Skegness - took up the Covid ready challenge.

What next for Skegness?

Skegness lockdown arcade
The people of Skegness have been voicing their opinions as to how they envision their town emerging out of the presiding lockdown measures, just a week on after a report flagged the town as the most economically vulnerable place in the UK

Coastal towns worst-hit by lockdown, new study suggests

Coastal Towns Mablethorpe
As Britain enters its sixth week of lockdown, new economic data has suggested that two of Lincolnshire’s most popular seaside resorts are now at risk of bankruptcy due to ongoing shelter- in-place orders.

Cooper and his Skegness team pay tribute to NHS staff

Tower Cinema Skegness NHS support
Charlton Cooper and his team at Teen Spirit were profiled recently by their local press for the support they’ve been giving to the campaign to help protect the NHS.

Parkdean invests £550,000 in Southview Holiday Park

Southview Holiday Park Parkdean Resorts investment
Parkdean Resorts has announced its Southview Holiday Park is to receive a £550,000 investment in upgraded facilities, including an extension to its arcade.

East Coast Amusement Show this week

UDC east coast amusement show 2019
The East Coast Amusement Show is to bring the eyes of the industry to north east this week.

ECAS less than three weeks away

UDC - ECAS East Coast Amusement Show
The United Distributing Company is gearing up for its two-part East Coast Amusement Show, which will be opening doors in less than three weeks.

Application submitted for large Skegness showground

Skegness, showground, Ingoldmells coast
A drive to bring a large mixed-use showground space to Skegness has started in earnest after the submission of an initial planning application. The project is being brought forward by local hotelier Russ Sparkes - who is already in ownership of a 16 acre plot on which plans are centred. He has since applied to East Lindsey District Council for...

Firms appointed to drive masterplan for Skegness foreshore

Skegness eye
An economic development company and an architects’ firm have been appointed to draw up ideas to improve the foreshore at Skegness. The Lincolnshire seaside resort’s foreshore is now classed as Grade II-listed and East Lindsey District Council has partnered with the two companies to help realise the masterplan it announced back in February. The seafront zone has huge importance to Skegness’s...

Fantasy Island replaces disabled girl’s stolen wheelchair

In another example of the amusement industry’s unceasing capacity for charity, Ingoldmells’ Fantasy Island has replaced a disabled youngster’s stolen wheelchair. The 12-year-old had been enjoying a trip to the seaside amusement park on 22 August when thieves stole the chair between 7pm and 8pm. The distressed youngster made the discovery after coming off the Frisbee ride with her sister. After it...

Amusement arcade planned as part of £4m Skegness Butlin’s expansion

A new amusement arcade could be built at Butlin’s Skegness holiday park if plans for a £4m expansion are approved. If they are given the green light, the development would also include a Hall of Mirrors, a fairground workshop, a grandstand and two new amusement rides. Works to the site’s existing fairground would see its current rides largely retained, maintained and...

Pop up cinema comes to Skegness bingo hall

Roman Bank Bingo
A giant screen is being installed inside the main hall at Roman Bank Bingo as the former cinema returns to its roots for a one off film screening in aid of the RNLI Skegness charity. On Saturday 4 August the club will open its doors inviting local and visitors alike to come and join in on a sing along version...

Songs in the key of Skegness

When I was young I’d listen to the radio waiting for my favorite songs, largely hoping for tales of Skegness and Santa. Now as it happens they’re back again, just like a long lost friend, all the songs I loved so well because just like before, it’s Mediawatch once more. Mediawatch has got all musical this week, so early apologies...

Skegness Sky Pier plans approved

Coinslot Skegness Pier
Mere weeks after plans were first unveiled, Skegness town planners have given the green light for an ambitious five-storey Sky Pier project. The site, which has laid derelict for ten years, will be developed into a new mixed-use entertainment venue that will include various amenities and an observation deck on its top floor. Members of East Lindsey District Council gave the...

Hot under the collar

Coinslot - Coastal operators summer turn out
We have thrust our grubby hands deep into the tombola of tenuous news this week and pulled out some ginger people in a dungeon, a robotic sexual organ and a whiskey bottle love letter, which sounds like an interesting night at least. Winter, all is forgiven, we are sick to death of the smell of suncream and explaining to the...

New plans unveiled for Skegness Sky Pier

Coinslot Skegness Pier
A brand new leisure complex in Skegness could be getting an expansion before it is even fully built according to plans from the site’s owners. The Sky Pier, a four storey leisure location on Grand Parade was first approved by East Lindsey District Council in 2010 and is still only partially built. It has been revealed that owner Taj Bola...

New look Skegness seafront planned to boost tourism

skegness tourism
  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...

Skegness booming as Business Improvement District set to launch

skegness tourism
The Mayor of Skegness has hailed the town’s August bank holiday the “best ever” as a Business Improvement District (BID) set to improve the Lincolnshire coastline finalises its launch date.   “It was the best Bank Holiday ever - the only one that came close was 10 years ago,” said Mayor Danny Brookes, who runs a refreshments kiosk by the beach....

Bingo MC wanted for Skegness bingo hall

Coinslot - Bingo Mc Skegness
A Skegness bingo hall is putting a creative spin on its search for a new bingo MC or caller.   Majestic Bingo is advertising a position for a “bingo MC, presenter, host, and entertainer”, which the company claims is a brand new role, at its Skegness venue. “We are trying to attract a different type of person,” manager Jason Beauchamp-Hughes (pictured) told...

Encouraging investment and managing expectations in Skegness

Coinslot - Skegness Matt Warman
Skegness and Boston MP, Matt Warman, discusses the growth of Skegness as a key tourist hub and how local operators can best represent their interests in parliament and beyond.   Ensuring key issues for the amusements, leisure and hospitality industries are heard in the higher echelons of government is a challenging task, but one that can heavily influence the macroeconomic environment...