Monday, December 6, 2021

Tag: Southend pier

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.

Southend Pier provides renovation update

Southend Pier renovation update
Southend Pier has updated visitors on renovations taking place at the seaward end of the pier, which have required the presence of a crane barge a mile out to sea.

Southend Pier trains back on track

Southend Pier trains
Following a short delay due to supply chain issues caused by the third lockdown, Southend Council has confirmed the pier’s new electric trains are set to be delivered on 19 July.

Southend Pier defies odds to beat 2019 visitor numbers

Southend Pier
Southend Council has confirmed that more than 150,000 people visited the town’s ionic pier during 2020, with October and September even beating 2019 visitation figures.

Southend Pier back on TV in Friday Night Feast

Southend Pier Friday Night Feast
Southend Pier is back on the small screen this month, as Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty return to Channel 4 with their hit cooking series Friday Night Feast.

Southend Pier to raise profile with webcam installation

Southend Pier council plans
Southend councillors have announced ambitious new plans to raise the profile of the town’s iconic pier, including 360 degree webcams, a dedicated website, and special events booking.

Southend considers HMS Belfast-like attraction for pier

Southend Pier decommissioned HMS Belfast
The deputy leader of Southend Council has stated “nothing is off limits” in plans for investing in Southend Pier, including the mooring of a decommissioned warship alongside the landmark.

“The world has changed”: Southend Council drops £10m pier pavilion plan

Southend Pier development plans shelved
With the civic response to Coronavirus draining development funds, Southend Council has shelved plans for a £10m pavilion at the entrance to the UK’s longest pier, favouring instead a concentrated investment in the pierhead.   Southend Council has been forced to shelve plans for a new £10m pavilion at the entrance to Southend Pier following the impact of Coronavirus on public...

Holiday boost: Record 2019 numbers for Southend Pier…again

Holiday boost Southend Pier
Erratic weather during August maybe, but the bank holiday weekend brought record attendances around the country. Last week, Grand Pier at Weston..

Southend Pier’s new entrance set for June opening

Southend Pier
Southend Pier’s new entrance is set to open next month, marking a significant step in the attraction’s multi-million-pound rejuvenation.

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.

Navy successfully destroys Southend Pier’s unexploded bomb

Southend Pier, Navy, destroys, unexploded bomb
An unexploded bomb, found in the vicinity of Southend Pier and thought to be a remnant of WWII, was discovered to be a Victorian-era explosive shell before being detonated by the RN Bomb Disposal unit. The ordnance, which had prompted the pier owners to close the attraction for the day on 4 March, was found just 30 metres from the...

Mirror praises Southend’s amusements

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...

Southend Pier aiming for one million visitors

Southend Pier
Southend Borough Council is hoping to record one million visitors to the resort’s pier in 2018 after it achieved record numbers for the past three months. James Courtenay, deputy leader, announced the target after revealing that figures for May, June and July had broken previous records. Last month, Southend Pier saw an increase of almost 20 per cent over the same...

Chef Jamie Oliver unveils free WiFi on Southend Pier

Coinslot - wifi Southend Pier £6.3m pavillion
  Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has welcomed the addition of a free WiFi service on Southend Pier.   The installation now means that visitors can enjoy seamless internet connectivity throughout the town as part of a recently-launched council initiative, with this latest upgrade extending the whole 1.34 miles of the pier. Ann Holland, councillor for culture, tourism and the economy, said: “All of...

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...

Brief updates regarding amusement news

Coinslot, amusements
Penzance points to prizes Penzance’s Grand Casino Amusements has launched its latest monthly Facebook redemption competition. Players have until November 30 to post a picture with the highest ticket total won in the FEC for a chance to win a Star Wars lamp and Cake Splat board game. Magnificent 7’s Bell Fruit Games offers Magnificent 7’s, a Cat C game with a...