News: August 2006
In January 2003 the owner of Dreamland, Jimmy Godden, announced the closure of Dreamland. The park is to be redeveloped as "leisure boxes, some retail and a supermarket". Joyland Books will provide updates on the campaign to save Dreamland and its internationally-important Scenic Railway ride.
Friday, 18 August 2006
Dreamland news appears in today's Isle of Thanet Gazette, as Waterbridge plan a public consultation with "the people of Margate" and showman George Webb reports a good season so far.
Monday, 14 August 2006
Sunday, 13 August 2006
Today's Kent on Sunday newspaper features an article on the 'battle' between Margate Town Centre Regeneration Company (MTCRC) and Jimmy Godden, with MTCRC claiming that Godden owes them unpaid rent exceeding six figures on a section of Dreamland.
The article also provides Adventure Island owner, Philip Miller, the opportunity to respond to MTCRC's recent claims that Miller no is longer interested in Dreamland. Miller states: "I am not interested in buying it for more than it is worth as a derelict site, but I am still interested. I have said in the past that I would pay £3.5m for it, and would be willing to invest more than £10m in redeveloping it. The site is barely worth anything as it is, so I am reluctant to pay for it but I would consider shared ownership of it and investing in the fun park."
Thursday, 3 August 2006
Last Friday's Thanet Gazette covered the latest Dreamland fence news! Today's Thanet Times also featured a short piece on Dreamland.