Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tag: Southend Council

Re-open the resort? Not on our seafront, says Southend Council

Southend seafront lockdown measures
Two prominent voices from Southend’s local authority have pushed back against newly-relaxed lockdown measures, with council leader Ian Gilbert saying he may well shut down the seafront to dissuade visitors.

Southend pier set for new pavilion and train platform

Southend Pier new pavilion and train platform
Aiming to attract one million people a year to the world’s longest pleasure pier, Southend Council is investing in a new train and a new pavilion after previously approving a £100m development for the town’s seafront.

Southend Council pulls planning meeting as Adventure Island calls on DCMS to intervene

Southend Adventure Island owner development
Five years after Southend Borough Council sold Seaway Car Park to Turnstone Estates for £1, the dispute over its controversial £50m development continues..

Bank holiday heat provides seaside boost

Bank Holiday seaside boost
The August bank holiday brought a late-summer boost for much of Britain’s coastal resorts as the nation recorded record-breaking temperatures.

Changing of the guard at Southend Council welcomed by industry

Southend Happidrome
The recent local elections saw the old leadership of Southend Council done away with, much to the relief of amusement stakeholders

Southend Pier confirms over 18,000 Easter visitors

Southend Pier
New figures from Southend Council have revealed that a total of 18,461 people visited the pier over the Easter bank holiday weekend - more than for the whole of March.

Adventure Island boss steps up pressure on Southend council

adventure island southend
Adventure Island owner Philip Miller has ramped up his criticism of Southend Borough Council over rises to car parking charges and business rates.   Earlier this month he took to Twitter to articulate his fears that the increases could see more recognisable retail brands leave the resort and hit visitor numbers. Now he has spoken to an Essex regional newspaper to put...

Record numbers at Southend Pier as £6.3m pavilion announced

Coinslot - wifi Southend Pier £6.3m pavillion
More people have visited Southend Pier in the first half of year than ever before, and by 2020 they will be able to enjoy its brand new £6.3m pavilion building too.   It’s been a week of good news for Southend Pier which has been advised that is to get a new £6.3m pavilion, the announcement coming at the same time...

Removing all pleasure from the pier in Southend

Coinslot - Southend pier development
Southend Council has proposed a £300,000 development to the town’s pier demolishing the current arcade for an enhanced hospitality area.   Southend council has submitted an application that would see the existing amusement arcade demolished to make way for a new, larger, hospitality area. The £300,000 facelift for the pier entrance aims to enhance the visitor experience by creating a larger, more...