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Reopening secures Cleethorpes theme park jobs

Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island opened in 1993

A theme park which closed unexpectedly, leaving about 200 people out of work, is to reopen at the weekend after a change of management.

Pleasure Island Family Theme Park in Cleethorpes closed on 14 April and staff were told their employment had been terminated.

The park was owned by Flamingo Land Ltd but has been now taken over by one of its directors, Melanie Wood.

Mrs Wood said "99%" of staff would return for the reopening on Saturday.

No reason has been given for the park's sudden closure.

Mrs Wood told BBC News: "Pleasure Island will operate on its own by Dewarsavile, which is a company that I own, so we are very excited and looking forward to what hopefully will be a very busy season."

She said staff had been contacted in the past two days.

"I would say 99% are in a position to come back to work on Saturday, which is when we reopen, and we obviously look very much forward to them coming back."

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