15th November 2013 - News Release
Unanimous vote to support Tropicana scheme
Every single councillor at North Somerset's full council meeting has voted in favour of supporting the latest scheme to redevelop Weston's crumbling Tropicana.
The decision came after a working party, formed to come up with a solution for the site, recommended that members should hand over the leasehold of the seafront site to Trop WSM Ltd.
Full article... http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/unanimous_vote_to_support_tropicana_scheme_1_3001142
News Release - 23rd October
North Somerset Council Meeting in November to consider the latest proposals for the Tropicana.
Agreement reached to put a proposal to Full Council next month which could allow the Community Group, The Trop (WsM) Ltd and its team to test the viability of its scheme for the development of The Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare.
Councillor Derek Mead, also a spokesperson for the Community Group says: “Members of the group have been campaigning since November 2011 to save this landmark building and deliver a new exciting beachside facility. It is heartening to note that North Somerset Council Leader Nigel Ashton expressly recognised and acknowledged that this is what the people want.
In recognition of the opportunities within the Localism Act, the group have repeatedly asked for ‘partnership working’ with North Somerset Council to deliver this project and now look forward to the opportunity of establishing a close working relationship with The Tropicana Working Party and officers from North Somerset Council with the emphasis on 'enabling' the regeneration to move forward.
The group would like to thank local Residents, Businesses, The Town Council and Community Groups within the Town who have been hugely supportive of our work. Without their continued help we would not have been able to achieve this opportunity to bring the Tropicana back into use. We would encourage everyone to continue to feel a part of this process.
For further information please contact: Catherine Hucker, Project Support Administrator, The Trop (WsM) Ltd, Ebdon Court Farm, Wick St Lawrence, North Somerset BS22 7YU: Tel 01934 520808
Dereck mead celebrates today's news on the Save Our Tropicana Weston with John penrose and supporters
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