Sunday, January 23, 2022

Tag: Swansea

Clacton Wheel to spend Christmas in Wales

Clacton Pier Wheel relocated to Wales
Clacton Pier’s anniversary wheel is to be temporarily relocated to Wales for the Swansea Winter Wonderland this year, following an “amazing” first season on the pier.

Mecca “delighted” to re-open Welsh clubs

Mecca Bingo re-opened Wales
With Wales coming out of a 17-day lockdown on 9 November, Mecca Bingo has expressed its delight in welcoming regulars back to its Swansea and Wrexham bingo halls.

The Bolloms aim to make Mumbles Pier ornate again

Mumbles Pier restoration
With the responsibility of restoring Mumbles’ historic pier, Bert and Fred Bollom have announced that work will resume at the end of September, with phase two of the restoration adding an ornate touch to the much-loved Victorian structure.

Mecca Swansea step in to provide free meals to the vulnerable

Swansea Mecca Bingo
The Labour MP for Swansea East, Carolyn Harris, has praised the team at her local Mecca Bingo Club for their efforts in helping to provide free meals to the vulnerable as part of efforts to keep the community safe.

Mumbles Pier reopens until September

Mumbles Pier Aerial
Mumbles Pier has temporarily reopened to allow the people of Swansea to enjoy one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks during the summer months.

Mumbles Pier to reopen for limited summer season

Mumbles Pier
The owners of Mumbles Pier have announced plans to reopen the attraction for a limited period at the end of May, as refurbishment work continues on the 121- year old structure.   The Swansea landmark, operated by Ameco, will reinstate access to the far end of the pier, as the latest phase of development is considered by Swansea Council. “Plans are in...

Council leader praises “protection of the past” at Mumbles Pier

Mumbles Pier
A visit from the head of the local legislature has seen Swansea Council praise Ameco’s project to maintain the town’s heritage by refurbishing its Victorian pier. The leader of Swansea Council has thrown vocal support behind the major restoration effort at Mumbles Pier - saying that he is “delighted” that the city has opted to “protect its past.” Councillor Rob Stewart...

Mumbles Pier development draws closer despite “heated” local meeting

Mumbles Pier
In a community council survey, residents voted ‘yes’ to the proposed plans for Mumbles Pier. However, such ambitious projects rarely tend to please everyone. he majority of Mumbles residents are in favour of the long-awaited Mumbles Pier development, according to a recent community council poll - despite a recent “heated” local meeting on the matter. With approval for outline plans granted...

Castle completes £1.3m upgrade at its Swansea bingo hall

2546-P2- Castle Bingo
Bingo is alive and kicking in Swansea. And after a £1.3m investment by Castle Bingo, the local community will be able to make use of new, top of the range facilities to ensure that the venue maintains its reputation as one of the luckiest in the UK.   In what will be one of the largest investments on the Welsh high...

Bollom backs Swansea for City of Culture title

Coinslot - Swansea Culture Mumbles
John Bollom, chairman of Swansea’s family-owned Mumbles Pier, is backing his city’s bid to be crowned the UK City of Culture 2021.   According to the competition’s rules, the Welsh coastal city must prove its bid is centred around heritage, and that it will build on existing investment it receives from the lottery fund. Bollom hopes that a successful bid will...