Chequered history

THE news that family entry to the Tropicana will cost £30 seems likely to prove uneconomic for many families. That in turn implies the whole business plan is potentially uneconomic

THE news that family entry to the Tropicana will cost £30 seems likely to prove uneconomic for many families. That in turn implies the whole business plan is potentially uneconomic. If that scenario is realised, it seems the consequence will be early closure. It is understood that the 'agreement' with the Council already provides for such an outcome.Given the chequered history of what even Google Earth describes as 'Weston's disgrace', perhaps the advertised pricing policy is not so much part of a viable business plan as an alternate strategy that envisages early closure. If that is the case then, as the old building has already been so severely sabotaged, perhaps it would be best if there was no Tropicana at all. Perhaps we should bulldoze the pile and bring back the beach.That possibility might well arise if enough people persuaded the minister to 'call the application in' before the present cabal of council officers at North Somerset approved it between themselves, ready for councillors to rubber stamp. If readers want to follow that course they should write to Phillip Walley, Planning Team, Government of the South West, 2 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6EH. Call on 01179001880.J D PARRY - Westfield Close, Uphill


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