Seafront attractions up for grabs

PUBLISHED: 13:30 11 May 2012 | UPDATED: 15:24 11 May 2012

Donkey pitches are among those up for tender

Donkey pitches are among those up for tender

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SEAFRONT attractions in Weston up for grabs this summer have been revealed by North Somerset Council.

It was revealed in the Mercury in January that 20 concessions on the seafront could soon be lost as operators will have to re-submit their tenders to operate.

The council has now revealed further details of available concessions, including four donkey pitches on Weston beach at a minimum rent offer of £7,500 per pitch per year.

Four leisure zones available on Weston beach, available for £10,000 per site per year and three food and retail pitches available for the same amount, are also up for tender.

Successful applicants would then have the right to operate businesses of the specified types on the seafront spots for nine years from November.

A food and retail pitch at Uphill Sands for £3,000 per year is also available, as well as sites in Clevedon.

Each tender, whether existing or new, will be scored on a points system, which takes into account several factors including how suitable it is for the area, how much experience they have and how much rent it will bring in.

Cllr Felicity Baker said: “There is significant development on the seafront with new restaurants being built and the Dolphin Square development – all pointing to a rejuvenated and vibrant seafront.

“We want them to provide something that is of a high standard to ensure that visitors return year after year and bring in a mix of the traditional and the new.”

To register an interest in the concessions, call 01934 427274 or email concessions@n-somerset.gov.uk


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