Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tag: summer

Bacta sends message of support for “strong summer of trading”

Joseph Cullis Bacta division one summer trading freedom day
Bacta has marked 'freedom day' with a message to all members backing their efforts for a business boost now restrictions are lifted. Here, Bacta national president Greg Wood and Joseph Cullis, division one and Scottish region chair, offer their thoughts.

Rail disruption led to summer slump in Blackpool

Rail disruption, railways, seaside, summer, Blackpool
Improvement works and labour disputes at Northern Rail led to a marked drop-off summer visitation to Blackpool - as day-trippers “lost all faith” in the network. Rail chaos on the way in to Blackpool earlier this year was so disruptive that it kept large numbers of visitors away long after improvement work had come to an end, according to the...

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach pro despite summer proving “too hot”

Coinslot Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach bridge
Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach owner Albert Jones has stated that he was “delighted with the attendances” during the summer season. The historic pleasure park, opened in 1909 in the popular Norfolk coastal resort, saw visitor numbers rise significantly alongside the mercury, providing some recompense for a wet March and April. “We had such a poor start at Easter so we have...

Crown leisure MD believes it’s time to look forward

Dean Harding
Coinslot spoke to Dean Harding, managing director of Crown Leisure, about what lies ahead for the industry. With many operators wrapping up what has been a record breaking summer it would be easy to expect the foot to be taken off the gas somewhat in the run up to ACOS. Such is not the case however, for in an industry...

Heat sees Bournemouth beat tourism targets early

Bournemouth Pier
Britain’s record-breaking heatwave saw revellers flock to coastal climes the country over and in Bournemouth this resulted in the breaking of yearly tourism targets months early. It has been revealed by tourism bosses that, by 1 August, the local market has taken as much as they would for the year for a number of seafront amenities and activities. Joe Abbott, operator...

Met Office: UK on track for Indian Summer

Weather sun beach
Whilst the current spell of hot weather is due to come to an end this week, the latest Met Office analysis has predicted that a return to average temperatures will be only temporary - and that the mercury will remain well above normal levels well into October. Wednesday will see the commencement of a cooler period of weather and increased...

North Motherwell summer carnival given go ahead

Coinslot - North Motherwell carnival
Sense has prevailed, and North Motherwell is to have its summer carnival after local councillors dismissed objections aimed to stop the event’s licence application.   It has been confirmed that Spencer’s Funfair will be set up within the next week despite protestations from those living nearby that it would increase traffic and noise pollution in the area. North Lanarkshire Council resoundingly dismissed...

June a boon for operators across industry

Coinslot Operators June
With Easter and May’s bank holidays over, and summer holidays not yet begun, June is traditionally a quiet month for the amusements industry. But with 2017’s tourism boom, operators saw an unusual uptick in footfall last month.   Operators across the country saw a better-than-expected June this year, thanks to rising local tourism numbers and warm weather. “June was really good, better...

Coastal operators to see huge summer turn out as Britain bakes

Coinslot - Coastal operators summer turn out
With a long, hot summer expected and a weak pound, the forecast looks extremely positive for the UK’s coastal family entertainment operators.   After seaside operations enjoyed a busy first weekend of April - with Sunday hailed as the warmest day of the year so far - the UK is braced for more hot weekends in the coming months. Speaking about business...