VIDEO: Tropicana saga continues - but what next?

PUBLISHED: 14:29 21 January 2011 | UPDATED: 14:41 21 January 2011




ONE regeneration scheme scrapped, a display exhibition cancelled and a public demonstration – it’s been another hectic week for the Tropicana saga.

Late yesterday afternoon (Thurs), Havard Tisdale bailed out on its bid to regenerate the former seafront attraction into a seven-storey-high leisure complex.

Then an hour later, a public exhibition set up to show off proposals for the site by the Wiltshire-based firm and Richard Nightingale was cancelled.

Today, with Mr Nightingale the only standing bidder for the regeneration scheme, a public demonstration was held outside the Winter Gardens.

More than 20 people gathered at the venue entrance to show support to the town businessman and urge site-owners North Somerset Council to move matters forward.

Organiser Heidi Griffin, of Banwell, said: “Only one developer is left in the frame so now we need urgency from the council to put faith in Mr Nightingale so work can go-ahead.

“A new Tropicana is what this town needs and we’re here to tell the council just that.”

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