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Crazy Golf Opens
Posted By Chris on Sunday 14th June 2009 @ 11:10 AM | Filed Under: The Market

Crazy Golf Opens

A 12 hole crazy golf course has now opened in the heart of the Fantasy Island Market, situated beside the Grand Prix Go Karts and beneath the sidewinder and first helix of Millennium Roller Coaster. Compared to other mini golf courses in Skegness, the course has very little in the way of themeing. It is currently £3 for adults/£2 for children per round, and there's currently a buy one round get another free promotion running if you pick up a leaflet at the main sales desk in the pyramid.

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Proposal for Market Expansion
Posted By Chris on Thursday 16th October 2008 @ 11:54 PM | Filed Under: The Market

Proposal for Market Expansion

Recently, Fantasy Island have submitted a planning application for 96 new market stalls to be erected and 4 portable buildings to be used as toilet facilities. As well as this, there's plans to use a portion of the existing caravan site as extra car parking spaces. It's likely that this relates to the drainage work being carried out on the car park throughout this year. This means that the market could be expanding outward over the car park from next season.

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Traders Selling Illegal Goods Arrested
Posted By Chris on Wednesday 5th September 2007 @ 1:31 PM | Filed Under: The Market

Traders Selling Illegal Goods Arrested

Action has been taken against the ongoing problem of illegal cigarette sales in Ingoldmells. A raid on Monday 27th August by HM Revenue and Customs resulted in two gangs being broken up as they were selling the illegal products on a makeshift table on Sea Lane. Three individuals were arrested as a second group fled from the scene; successfully being disrupted from selling to passers-by on one of the busiest days of the year for the resort.

1,920, potentially counterfeit, cigarettes and 2.7kg of hand rolling tobacco were seized on the day by Customs. The gangís proceeds of approximately £1000 and their car were also confiscated by Police. Itís estimated that around £800 of duty had been lost as the gang had been selling smuggled produce.

The men arrested were interviewed at Skegness Police Station, and released pending an ongoing enquiry into the case. Signs around Ingoldmells Market make it clear that it is illegal to trade produce that hasnít had full duty paid. Steve Hazell, a spokesman for HMRC said: "Anyone who thinks they are getting a bargain buying cheap cigarettes or tobacco might not realise this illegal trade damages honest businesses in the area, costs billions in lost revenue and lines the pockets of criminals instead of funding public services. If you are tempted to buy cheap smuggled cigarettes remember that you may be funding organized crime. Anyone with information on smuggled goods can contact our confidential hotline on 0800 59 5000."




Market Makeover
Posted By Aly on Saturday 7th April 2007 @ 9:12 PM | Filed Under: The Market

Market Makeover

Over the off-season at Fantasy Island, Island Quest reported on major changes happening to the massive eastgate market, which is situated at the park. These included construction of more units and the refurbishment of others with fresh coats of paint.

With the 2007 season now in full swing, a host of other changes have become clear! The biggest being the re-branding of the market, which is now called "The Market at Fantasy Island Family Resort". Along with this new name, a new logo has also been created which can be seen at the start of this article.

Fantasy Island have also created a dedicated website for the market which includes opening hours, news and other information.

http://www.themarketatfantasyisland.co.uk/




Market Reopens
Posted By Barry on Saturday 3rd March 2007 @ 11:00 AM | Filed Under: The Market

Market Reopens

Europeís biggest 7 day indoor and outdoor market opened its gates this weekend for a new season. The entire market will now be open every weekend until April when it will reopen on a daily basis. New stalls and a bright colour scheme will give a new atmosphere to the market during 2007, the new owners (Conduit Leisure) have spent a considerable amount of money improving the stalls this winter off season.




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