We’re delighted to welcome the Holiday Inn and Marco Pierre White brands to Blackpool and are confident that more internationally successful, recognised leisure businesses will follow in their wake. It raises the bar in terms of what people can come to expect from Blackpool’s leisure offer, providing a much needed boost to the year-round economy and creating sustainable long terms jobs for the local community.”. Don't Block Trams to Lytham! More high-quality accommodation choice for leisure and business visitors alike and a more integrated and connected use of our transport system. "This was dependent on getting access to the Wilko site to allow construction of the terminus to commence. Electrical infrastructure was replaced and upgraded along with the signalling. In a statement, the council said: "The reasons for the delay have been well documented and reported. Hopefully all residents, businesses and visitors can enjoy and benefit from the radical improvements being made not just at Talbot Gateway, but right across the town. We now have improved seadefences, a renewed tramway, new rolling stock and buses, a new promenade environment, and refurbishments to the Blackpool Tower and Winter Gardens. The Blackpool tramway extension is one of six infrastructure projects to be delivered in the county by Transport for Lancashire. This involves street running along Talbot Road where relocation of utilities is already underway. It said in a statement: “We will continue to manage these works with contractors to ensure that work is carried out with as little disruption as possible and completed to the required standard.”. On Sunday 29 March, our tram service will be temporarily suspended from the start of service. Nick Taplin, Chairman and CEO of Black and White Hospitality added: “This New York Italian is perfect for Blackpool. As part of the project the highway and footpaths of Talbot Road will be reconstructed to improve the street scene and built environment. The spectacular Light show will return for its grand Switch-On on 3 September and will shine every night until 7 November 2021 so make sure you mark it in your calendar! Home to mainland Britain’s first electric tramway, the Blackpool Tramway is the last surviving first-generation tramway in the UK . The electric supply was converted to overhead power four years later. I was dissapointed to see that the tracks ended at the entrance to the still operating Wilkinson store. If it hasn’t been announced yet, I’m sure it won’t be long before the announcement is made of a overrun, the opening date will be put back and the budget will have to be reviewed and will go over budget. It is one of the oldest electric tramways in the world and is the only one of the earliest tramways that is still in operation in the United Kingdom. Since its modernisation in 2012, Blackpool has seen modern light rail trams operating along the 11 miles of coastline. An application for an order under the Transport and Works Act 1992 was required, for powers to construct, operate and maintain the extension. The line was operated by the Blackpool Electric Tramway Company until 1892 when their lease expired ... An extension of the new service to Blackpool North railway station was planned to open by April 2019 between the existing North Pier stop of the Blackpool Tramway, along Talbot Road, and terminating at Blackpool North railway station, but has been delayed. But it all has an effect on Blackpool Transport's bus and tram services which have to cope with extra passengers and horrific traffic congestion. 2. A £22m project to extend Blackpool’s tramway is set to improve public transport in Blackpool. The extension will run along Talbot Road from North Pier to Blackpool North railway station. Coun Tony Williams warned at the time that "Wilko will not be able to move until at least 2020", and said "that means the tram station will not be built until 2020 and not operational until much later in the year".
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++Confirm weather conditions with your pilot before++ -->Depart from Blackpool-->land at Isle of Man for a beach walk/lunch--> Return to Blackpool in the afternoon, before it gets dark! There have recently been proposals outlining the case for increasing the frequency of trains on the Blackpool South/South Fylde Railway Line by introducing a 'passing loop' on the line. Visitors to Blackpool will now be able to look forward to enjoying a mix of Italian-inspired dishes and American classics from a menu created personally by Marco himself while feeling they’ve been transported to the bistros and diners of New York. © 2020 – The Rabbit Patch Ltd. All Rights Reserved. It was reported that the Blackpool Tramway Extension scheme will provide a new link from the current tramway on the Promenade adjacent to the North Pier along Talbot Road to Blackpool North station. All timings are subject to there being no further delays due to the current Covid-19 crisis. And "incorrectly constructed works" led to "vehicle overrun by buses" on the traffic island outside the town hall. Instead, around 40 workers could be laid off when the retail giant's lease ends in mid-April. … That number is growing and passengers are extremely happy with the service they get from our modern day, accessible trams. For the purpose of the extension, the Order authorises the Council, compulsorily or by agreement, to acquire land and rights in land and to use land. 4. The Blackpool Tramway runs from Blackpool to Fleetwood on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire, England. "As with all major projects, there is always a risk of slippage in timescales. Transport chiefs said the scheme will improve connectivity with rail services, encourage the use of public transport, and boost economic growth. With Visit Fylde Coast you can explore Fleetwood, Cleveleys, Blackpool, St Annes and Lytham plus the market town of Poulton. ©JPIMedia Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. Aside from the Piers, which have always been a feature of the town, the central promenade now has many features to keep the crowds entertained. "We, maybe foolishly, stayed in the hope the assurances from the council that the works on the tramway would be finished and the road outside our shop reopened by the end of September," owner Woody said in December 2018. Have a look at the homepage of the Live Blackpool website for more of the latest updates. Credit to Blackpool Council, who have spent heavily to renew and reinforce the whole of it, in recent times, to keep at bay the ravages of the Irish sea. The Blackpool Tramway. easier by improving the integration by tram and rail in Blackpool. We talked about taking tough spending decisions to change or secure much needed and respected services, but also the innovative thinking going on to open up new opportunities. With services operating up to 10 minutes in the day time the tramway is the easiest way to get around Blackpool. He said "utter chaos" meant shoppers could not "negotiate the maze of barriers and blockades to the businesses that have managed to survive this long" and said two workers had to be let go. TRADERS VOICED FEARS OVER ROADWORKS LINKED TO 'REMEDIAL WORKS'. Join us on social media, and don’t forget to sign up for your weekly enews for lots of interesting information, events, blogs and more straight to your inbox. Fighting to restore Lytham St Annes' history and provide countless benefits for the Fylde Coast. The cost of the extension also includes two brand-new Flexity2 trams to run on the tramway to cope with the extra passenger demand. Covid vaccinations set to begin in Fleetwood tomorrow, French bulldog who disappeared in Stanley Park is found dead. Muse Developments is Blackpool Councils development partner on Blackpool’s flagship Talbot Gateway regeneration project. The track was replaced and new tram stops were built along the route to allow accessible boarding. We’d like to think that will be a foregone conclusion. It will be great for the town when completed,locals should be more patient with the council,remember they succeeded in saving the trams when it all could have gone in 2009! The new trams have level boarding, making them accessible for all disabled users, they provide faster journey times and a more energy efficient service. 2 talking about this. • Extension of tramway to North Station • Lost tramway service in 1936 • Benefits of preferred option: - 1.8m rail passengers per year – onward travel difficult - 80% going to FY1, FY2 and FY4 postcodes - Rail travel expected to increase - Direct connection to North Station - Better connections to Talbot Gateway & Town Centre - Improvements to Talbot Road - High value for money. 3. The Escapologist and Samuel Fletcher of Manchester. Part of the proposed extension to the tramway includes the building of a new tram terminus at Blackpool North, where the Wilkinson's building currently stands. But that depends on the authority winning £5m funding from the Government's Future High Street Fund towards the three-storey development, which also includes a nine-screen "Imax-style" cinema and two restaurants. The council has just invested millions in a fleet of new buses - why don't they give them the chance to do their job? Construction of the Holiday Inn Hotel - Jan 2021 to Summer 2022. Preparation began on Monday 1 June – initially involving the demolition of the Wilko store and car park, which ceased trading at the end of March. By Michael Holmes Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 5:00 pm Get Wilko out now. Now I visit to see my last relative here,and am always cheered by the sight of the town hall with Queen Vic. Why couldn't this be turned into a much needed bus station instead? Building the extension hasn't just been about putting down tram lines - the whole environment is changing, too, for the first time since Prince Diana opened the then new Victoria Square on … However, The Queen Street boundary of the property has a nightclub, "Kaos", which is open until 0500 every day. Blackpool Transport is the proud operator of Blackpool’s £100 million tramway. Claims Blackpool's tramway extension could be delayed by hold-ups on other town centre regeneration schemes have been rejected by town hall chiefs. ... end of March 2021 and the Hotel and permanent Tram Terminus will be open in the first quarter of 2022. Fy1 4dz, Your email address will not be published. 1.8 The Preferred Option comprises a 550m twin track extension of the tramway from 4. The first proper knocking down of the external building began on Monday 14 September 2020. With services operating up to 10 minutes in the day time the tramway is the easiest way to get around Blackpool. Wilko's new store was supposed to open last autumn, with the firm saying it was "excited to be part of this fantastic development," which would have created 60 jobs. THE LIST OF ALL FAULTS (As described by Blackpool Council), Soft area of stone close to island outside the town hall, Ponding on corner of Corporation Street and Talbot Square, Loose bollard on island outside the town hall, Defective surfacing in Talbot Road, Topping Street, and Dickson Road, Defective alignment of a kerb in Talbot Road, Damage to duct outside Shalimar, on the south side of Talbot Road, Damage to Virgin Media ducts across the Promenade outside the Ibis, Defective footway surfacing adjacent to the Barnfield site, Aco channel to the rear of the north footway outside the church, Damage to the concrete track slab on the lozenge island near the gully, Incorrect location of the duct box in the kerb line of the central island opposite the Ibis, Damage to the concrete finish in the east lay-by, Damage to the concrete finish in the east lay-by - still defective, Misaligned tactive paving at the crossing outside the Ibis, Misaligned and poor quality kerb line on the north-east corner of Abingdon Street and Talbot Road adjacent to News and Booze, Lighting column left in the carriageway of the lay-by on the northern side of Talbot Road outside Heron Foods, Defective ducting between the NAL socket and the duct box at the east end of the central island in Talbot Square, opposite the Ibis, Sisk damaged newly-laid ducts adjacent to OLE30 whilst searching for other ducts, Newly-laid blocks on the central island opposite the Ibis in Talbot Square failed around the circular manhole cover, Red duct laid inside orange duct at controller pillar on the north east corner of Talbot Square and the Prom outside The Counting House. Blackpool Council brochure for the Tramway Extension, you can download it here. Furthermore, well over £100m of further investment is on its way, with a new conference centre, tram extension and new hotels currently coming out of the ground. It will create up to 50 new full time equivalent jobs. Packed full of interesting things and a what’s on guide for the following week. That’s the body formed in 2015 to develop, approve and fund major transport schemes with a multi-million pound budget devolved by the Department for Transport from 2015/16. “These are developments that will play a vital role in regenerating one of the key gateways to the resort as well as catalysing investor confidence and job creation in the wider town centre.". Live Blackpool is part of Visit Fylde Coast, for people who love this stretch of North West UK coastline. These photos date back to works in the Talbot Road area when Phase One work was carried out to build Bickerstaffe House and Sainsbury’s. 58 Gainsborough Road BLACKPOOL TRAMWAY EXTENSION 1.1 Project Summary The extension of the tramway from North Pier to Blackpool North railway station forms part of major regeneration plans for the town centre, with work scheduled to begin in 2018. 2. The demolition marks Phase Two of the Talbot Gateway project in Blackpool’s Central Business District. During school holidays and every weekend until 5th November take a trip down memory lane on an original Heritage Tram. Skate shop Big Woody's, which was opposite the Sacred Heart Church near to Talbot Square was forced moved to the Devonshire Road end of the street, much closer to Layton, after the construction derailed trade. A consultation process elicited 134 responses, with 81 backing the bid and 46 objecting, including taxi drivers. The projected outturn capital cost of the Blackpool Tramway Extension scheme as set out in the Outline Business Case could rise from the £18.2m advised at Programme Entry to £24m; the agreed capital contribution from the Local Growth Fund through the Lancashire Growth Deal is £16.4m. We are working closely with the Council to ensure the works are handed over in line with the specification in 2021. As you might expect, the improvements heralded an increase in passenger numbers from 2m in 2008/9 to 5m people in 2015. Council bosses have announced the long-awaited work is due to begin on Blackpool town centre's tramway extension. #lightrailrevolution Construction of the high street underpass - November 2020 to May 2021, High Street closed until summer. Inspired by his Italian heritage and love for New York, Marco’s New York Italian restaurant will reflect the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple as well as Marco’s passion for classic, simple, authentic food. That was granted by Central Government in March 2018. The New York Italian fits perfectly with the Holiday Inn and we already have a number of hugely successful restaurants trading under this popular hotel brand. The Blackpool tramway runs from Blackpool to Fleetwood on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire, England, and is the only surviving first-generation tramway in the United Kingdom. UPDATED: Are Blackpool Illuminations on? Tram map of Blackpool. Tram extension and track completion - April to August 2021. The final tramway extension was added in 1926 extending the line along the Promenade to Clifton Drive at Starr Gate where a connection was built to the Lytham St. Annes tracks. Packed full of interesting things it arrives in your inbox all 52 weeks of the year. Your email address will not be published. It was put back to allow for snagging works to be carried out on roadworks associated with the new tramway extension. More about Phase One of Talbot Gateway and Bickerstaffe Square. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) has been established in line with the requirements of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) monitoring and evaluation framework1. 1.8m people per year arrive at Blackpool North railway station and 80% of them travel on to the Fy1, FY2 and FY4 postcode areas. Since its modernisation in 2012, Blackpool has seen modern light rail trams operating along the 11 miles of coastline. They’ve announced that contracts are now signed with the hotel management company RBH, Holiday Inn and Black & White Hospitality (owner of Marco Pierre White’s restaurant chain) for the New Holiday Inn Blackpool Hotel. The spectacular Light show will return for its grand Switch-On on 3 September and will shine every night until 7 November 2021 so make sure you mark it in your calendar! As a local authority Blackpool Council can’t just dig up the roads and build a tramway. Black and White Hospitality has a very strong portfolio and our business model of aligning the restaurant brands with hotels is one that has proved very successful in the UK as we approach our 50th venue.”. I love Blackpool I feel that Blackpool does have a real great future ahead of it so please folk be kind to Blackpool Council they really are doing a great job. I have seen / read no mention of the bus stops on Talbot Road outside and opposite the former Wilco store. in the foyer,then the Tower and golden sands,where a Certain Stanley Matthews used to train……Trevor Wignall Littlehampton Sussex, the old historical tramway should never have been swapped over to those horrid modern foreign built trams. The oldest part of the tramway, along Blackpool Promenade, was opened on 29th September, 1885, originally using conduit collection. Sign up for your weekly email newsletter. As Barrie says, the tramway looks like it’s heading straight into the front doors of Wilko’s! Service 1 will run to a revised timetable which starts and finishes at the same time as the current tram timetable on a 30-minute frequency. Enjoy the view from a whole new perspective! The Blackpool tramway is a tramway that runs from Blackpool to Fleetwood, on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire, England.The tramway was built in 1885. Tram extension and track completion - April to August 2021. Blackpool is a seaside town, and passenger traffic on the tramway is … I made a one day visit to Blackpool on 5 September 2019 partly to see the changes at the North station and the progress with the Talbot Road new tramway. It carried 5.2 million passengers in the 2018/19 financial year. The £22m extension was made possible through an £16.4m grant by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Fund, with additional funding being contributed by Blackpool. A Preferred Option to complete the 600m gap between Blackpool North Station and the existing tram system has been developed. 14 April 2019: Link to Blackpool Tram route added. This Order authorises Blackpool Borough Council to construct and operate an extension to the existing Blackpool Tramway. Robertson Construction Group has been appointed jointly by Blackpool Council and development partner, Muse Developments. In fact, the situation went from bad to worse.". Andrew Robb, Chief Business Development Officer at RBH, said: “It has been great to work with the team at Blackpool Council over the past few years, seeing first-hand the passion and dedication they have for their town. four-star Holiday Inn hotel and restaurant. The four year project, which concluded in April 2012, saw the replacement of 11 miles of track, creation of a new depot and introduction of a fleet of 16 state-of-the-art trams. Despite numerous attempts to get answers from Blackpool Council they don’t appear to have any answers.To have a working tram extension the following MUST happen.Firstly the new Wilko MUST be built to completion to allow a smooth transition from the present Wilko to the Tower street carpark,IT IS STILL BEING USED AS A CARPARK .The Council have NO dates as to when this project will even start let alone finish!RESULT-No new Wilko means no demolishing of present Wilko which in turn means no tram terminus/temporary carpark/Holiday Inn etc.There doesn’t appear to be anyway that suggested schedules for any of the above will happen! First look down Paradise Street after two years of work to build phase one of the Midland Metro's Westside tram extension. • Extension of tramway to North Station • Lost tramway service in 1936 • Benefits of preferred option: - 1.8m rail passengers per year – onward travel difficult - 80% going to FY1, FY2 and FY4 postcodes - Rail travel expected to increase - Direct connection to North Station - Better connections to Talbot Gateway & … Style, Comfort and Wellbeing at ICare Links View, Your New Kitchen from Robert Pallant Designs, Lockdown Tram & Bus Services from Blackpool Transport, The Escapologist and Samuel Fletcher of Manchester. 2 talking about this. Businesses and motorists were badly affected by roadworks caused by defects linked to the tramway extension - and now, for the first time, The Gazette has obtained a list of the faults that led to the misery. The extension will run along Talbot Road from North Pier to Blackpool North railway station. It might be closed for now but there’s plenty going on behind the scenes at Blackpool Winter Gardens… See what’s scheduled and coming up. "At this present time, the completion of the tramway extension is dependent on Wilko vacating the terminus site, and on the understanding that this is achieved in the next couple of months. They just love to fly and want you to understand their passion for aviation. It carried 4.8 million passengers in the 2019/20 financial year. The retailer was meant to move to a new home in Tower Street as part of the Houndshill Shopping Centre's extension, which the council promised would be built "well before 2020", even though work has yet to start. The stretch of carriageway between West Street and Queens Square reopened in March 2019. The brand new four-star hotel is scheduled to open in Summer 2022. Having seen the detailed plans for the North station end terminus it will clearly be at least two or three years before the completed line comes into its planned use. Construction of the Holiday Inn Hotel - Jan 2021 to Summer 2022. The tram will travel the length of Talbot Road and there will be a stop at Topping Street as near as possible to the railway station. image caption The trams will open to the public on Wednesday Blackpool's tram system is to be extended in an £18.2m scheme and work could begin in 2015. 1. Coun Williams, the opposition leader at the town hall, today criticised the council, which bought the Houndshill for £47.6 million in November following months of talks. Blackpool's new tramway is officially opened after the famous attraction underwent a £100m upgrade. “We are now a matter of weeks away from being able to move on site to begin demolition of the existing Wilko building and commence the construction of a new tram terminus, underpass to Blackpool North Station and a Holiday Inn Hotel. The proposals will re-establish the link to North station, which ceased operation in 1936, and will provide The line dates back to 1885 and is one of the oldest electric tramways in the world. Read the original Blackpool Council brochure for the Tramway Extension, you can download it here. Grand ideas that will no doubt have a plaque with some councillors name. The hard work and dedication of staff and carers at ICare Links View has kept it a coronavirus free zone! It is one of the oldest electric tramways in the world and is the only one of the earliest tramways that is still in operation in the United Kingdom.. Demolition of Wilko’s building, Talbot Road – June to December 2020, Construction of the high street underpass – November 2020 to 30th April 2021, Construction of the Holiday Inn Hotel – October 2020 to April 2022, Tram extension and track completion – January to May 2021. Another update from Visit Fylde Coast Contributor Barrie C Woods. One of the Resilience Pathway paving stones, installed as part of an £11m mental health project, has been damaged and not yet been fixed. As of now, Blackpool's Talbot Road is open for traffic and all is looking well. It will be a huge boost to the resort when it opens. And Lee Clark, from LC Wedding and Party, also in Talbot Road, said he was at "the end of his tether" waiting for the work to end because it had crippled footfall and led to difficulties with deliveries. But it was closed in 1936. And a couple of weeks later it’s coming down at a pace! Provision was also made for expanding the tramway in future. 3. Love the Fylde Coast? By The Newsroom Monday, 5th February 2018, 7:47 am Fighting to restore Lytham St Annes' history and provide countless benefits for the Fylde Coast. She captured traces of the original tram lines of the Layton route, which once ran along Talbot Road. Two extra Flexity2 trams will cope with the extra demand and add on the extra services needed, which is also a huge bonus. Visit Fylde Coast went along to take a look, recording the event in photos and video –. Despite the challenges our industry is facing at the moment – which we are all navigating together – the fundamentals of hospitality remain unchanged in the long term, and we are looking to the future with excitement and positivity thanks to developments like this.”, Cllr Mark Smith Cabinet Member for Business Enterprise and Job Creation said, “Talbot Gateway continues to transform this key entrance into town and highlights the excellent commercial opportunities we have to offer. Home to mainland Britain’s first electric tramway, the Blackpool Tramway is the last surviving first-generation tramway in the UK The oldest part of the tramway, along Blackpool Promenade, was opened on 29th September, 1885, originally using conduit collection. In these uncertain times it is good to look forward and plan such positive developments. A tram service operated by Blackpool Transport Map 2. Jack Gledhill We understand that this is earlier than usual but does reflect the number of customers travelling after these times. 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Incorrect location of OLE37 in respect of distance from the kerb line, Block paving at the western end of the tram stop not laid in a random pattern but in a symmetrical pattern contrary to works information, Eatern end of Tlabot Square tram stop not installed or designed in accordance with the works information, Drainage run on the lozenge island between the track and the highway not to specification or to any acceptable design, Failure of Mandrel test on Scada duct runs between duct boxes eight-nine and nine-10, Orange duct inside black duct at OLE 25 to be removed, Triangular island at Corporation Street/town hall needs a recessed cover in the buff tactiles, not a plain cover, Offset from the centre of the rail to the copings too great and outside guidance, design and works information at tramstop, Quality of block paving adjacent to the Counting House, Talbot Square, The Strand junction, Concrete failed to reach specified minimum strength, Poor quality flagging o nthe east side of the Prom between Queen Street and Talbot Road, Crushed drainage pipe on the eastbound carriageway in Talbot Road, near to the pedestrian crossing, Town hall uncontrolled crossing - incorrectly constructed works leading to vehicle over-run by buses, Gully outside Home Bargains not connected to the drainage system, Defective draining on the north side of the carriageway, from Home Bargains to Abingdon Street, ACO drain outside Shalimar with no outfall, Saw cut damage to rail shoulder on the Prom, Substandard footway construction outside the Ibis, Two duct failures on the Prom opposite The Strand, Defective cellar cover outside the community charity shop on the south side of Talbot Road, Cracks in the upper rail slab at the switches, Failure of manhole covers at various locations, Not a consistent straight line on joint from new to old in Dickson Road, Eastbound lane plucking (the loss of aggregate in road surface) near Wilko's, Eastbound lane showing depression (two square boot marks) near Wilko's, Plucking around iron works on the westbound right lane, Plucking at the centre of the Talbot Road/Topping Street junction, Levels around the iron work on the corner of Talbot Road/Topping Street, Bitumen strip not complete at tie-in at the Dickson Road junction, Plucking between News and Booze and the Vic pub, Plucking on the north side starting at News and Booze, Plucking on the south side between the tattoo shop and the Vic pub, Plucking in between the south rail at the junction with Abingdon Street, Ironworks low from Bet Sid crossing to PDSA, No bitumen strip at tie-in to existing road from News and Booze to Malloys, Surface cracks between the north rail and kerb outside Home Bargains, Plucking on the north side rail up to Talbot Express, Plucking on the south rail opposite the church phone box, Plucking opposite the left church lay-by between north and south rails, Over-chipping opposite the church gate and Black Pug between the south rail and kerb, Plucking opposite the Home and HQ nightclub, Stone loss on the corner of Corporation Street and Clifton Street, Stone loss of the corner of area seven (triangular island opposite the Home and HQ nightclub), Ponding adjacent to the bus stop on the Prom, five metres from the tie-in, Plucking on the northbound carriageway, five metres from the island, Pulling/cracking next to the north/terminus bound tramline on the Prom, Uneven surface alongside the Ibis junction, Ponding and patchwork from the Market Street junction to the Ibis central island, Ponding and finish issue on the central/splitter island opposite the town hall, Plucking at joints and no bitumen strip at joints opposite the church, between the south side rail and kerb, Pulled and boot prints at the Malloy's crossing, Cracks and pulling at the News and Booze pulling, Ponding in the loading bay outside the Vic pub, No seal at the tie-in at the junction of Talbot Road and Dickson Road, Ponding on the corner of Corporation Street, Ponding in the cycle land outside Ma Kelly's, Plucking on the corner of Talbot Road and Corporation Street, Ponding water on the north side of the crossing opposite News and Booze, Fence panel marks in the road on the corner of Talbot Road and Dickson Road, Iron works failure on the Prom opposite the Counting House, Iron works failure at the Prom/Ibis southbound junction, Ironworks failure on corner of Corporation Street/Clifton Street, Plucking on the north side of Talbot Road, Ponding water on the north Prom central island (south side), Pondinbg water on the north Prom central island, Surface irregularity on the Barnfield temporary footpath, Second missing French bulldog found dead in just four days, Snow on the beach! 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