As many have noticed, a long-term fixture of Barry Island’s promenade has been recently removed, with rumours rife in the Vale as to what will be taking its place.
The funfair rides and attractions have graced the Island’s promenade for the past 12 years, proving a hit in the summer months with tourists and visitors from the Vale alike, but they have now been cleared from the space to make way for new features.
It has been revealed that a new bidder has taken over the site and introducing new attractions which will be in place for at least the next three years.
This was confirmed by a spokesperson for the Vale of Glamorgan Council, who said:
“The attractions that have been located on the promenade at Barry Island for the past 12 years are a concession which has been subject to a competitive tendering process on a number of occasions during this time.
“The concession has recently been re-tendered and, following a diligent assessment process, the current provider on this site has not been re-awarded this concession, due to another bidder being selected.
“Therefore, the current attractions are being removed and we anticipate that new attractions will be in place in the coming weeks.
“We hope that residents and visitors will enjoy the new attractions, which will be in place for the next three years, and we look forward to seeing this exciting new offer at Barry Island.”