Trust to run Tropicana?

A CONCERNED Weston resident is setting up a charitable trust to fund the regeneration of the town s decrepit Tropicana.

A CONCERNED Weston resident is setting up a charitable trust to fund the regeneration of the town's decrepit Tropicana.

Under the umbrella of the Tropicana Regeneration and Development Association, (TRADA) Richard Whittington hopes to attract funding through various grants to open an outdoor swimming pool on the former site.

Mr Whittington, of Atlantic Road South, is campaigning against Henry Boot Developments' £30million plans to revamp the seafront site.

He said: "I am calling on Weston's silent majority to stand up and be counted."


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Half the money raised from membership, priced £5, or £4 for senior citizens, will go directly into the trust's coffers, according to Mr Whittington.

* Residents in Weston have been invited to a series of exhibitions by developers of the derelict Tropicana site.

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Henry Boot Developments will also be launching a website to keep people informed of progress.

The exhibitions will take place on November 15 at Worle Community Centre, in Lawrence Road, from 2-8pm, The Campus in Locking Castle from 11am-7pm on November 16 and at the Winter Gardens on November 17 from 10am-5pm.

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