News: October 2008
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, 31 October 2008
Fears for the future of the organ in the Dreamland Cinema make the pages of the Thanet Extra.
Thursday, 30 October 2008
The £30,000 grant for Dreamland continues to get press coverage. Thanet Adscene.
Friday, 24 October 2008
News of the Government's £30,000 grant towards a feasibility study on the proposed Dreamland Heritage Amusement Park was extensively covered in the local press. The Thanet Extra had a news item.
The Isle of Thanet Gazette also carried a news story about the cash boost. The Thanet Extra also had a news item about the newly discovered animal cages.
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
The Save Dreamland Campaign and Margate Renewal Partnership are pleased to announce that their bid for a £30,000 government grant to fund feasibility work for the proposed Dreamland heritage Amusement Park has been successful. The funding will also assist with the plans to restore the Scenic Railway roller coaster.
The news follows a series of meetings between the Save Dreamland Campaign, Margate Renewal Partnership and Dreamland owners, MTCRC, throughout 2008. Over £4.5m will be handed out to 12 seaside resorts as part of this wave of 'Sea Change' funding.
The news was carried here at the BBC News website.
Thursday, 16 October 2008
The Thanet Adscene featured news of the 'fencing face-off' at Dreamland.
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
The Thanet Times of 14 October carried news of the new security fence being erected around the Scenic Railway.
Friday, 10 October 2008
The Thanet Extra included news of the rare Victorian zoo cages discovered at Dreamland and the work currently being carried out on the Scenic Railway.
On the same date, the Isle of Thanet Gazette carried news about the fence being erected around Dreamland.