I don't think that there are any passengers on board, just a skeleton crew, same as the cruise ships off Weymouth. It's just somewhere to anchor until it is called back into service.
A cruise ship with the capacity for 4,724 passengers and 1386 crew is currently on its way into Torbay. May 15th Gibraltar May 20th Dubrovnik June 03rd Barcelona June 12th Dover June 14th Torbay 16:30hrs arrival. Hope they remember and practice the 2m distance rule. Who in their right mind would get on this massive incubator during a pandemic. Not much hope for the human ...
@burnside.....we are not there yet. i have no faith in what this government says. i will only believe it when we actually leave and not until. mind u come 2021 the government will more than likely be driven by thg black lives matter group.
The government has today formally advised the EU that, after leaving the EU in January this year, there will be no extension to the transition period which ends on December 31st. So, finally, after four and a half years of countless court cases and parliamentary shenanigans to derail the Brexit vote, we will once again be a sovereign country. Who'd have thought in June 2016 that it would take ...
Past history suggests not, remember the years planners stopped the building of McCarthy apartments on Teignmouth sea front because they, the council, wanted hotel accommodation. We were left with an eyesore for many years. The same happened in Torquay.
Don't know about The Strand but think there are examples of shop fronts being turned into accommodation both in Queen Street and on the other side of the Lawn, along Brunswick. It will be planning rules and regs that will decide the issue though rather than any economic considerations/impact on The Strand and the town centre economy.
If you are going to visit then take proof of your address otherwise you will be turned away.
The question now is will it get passed, and if so will other commercial properties in The Strand follow suite. I am not sure if that would be a good or a bad thing.
As i always say steel and concrete and shortly it will be a choice between property and wildlife.
New sea defences have been ripped a part by sea erosion and it isn't going to get better anytime soon. http://www.teamvanoord.com/downloads/TVOprofile-Dawlish-Warren.pdf