Jobs to go at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

JOBS are set to be axed at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Fun park bosses today admitted departments within the top tourist attraction will be restructured to "improve operational efficiency".

Workers have contacted The Gazette to say 20 positions will go.

They have also claimed several rides could be forced to close.

A Pleasure Beach spokesman said: "In the present economic climate, it is essential the business operates in the most efficient way to meet the needs of our customers.

"Sadly there may be some job losses, but the consultation process will hopefully identify opportunities for some staff to transfer to other positions within the business."

One employee, who has been told his job is on the line, claims 20 positions have been axed from the park operations department and the casino, leaving only four positions in their place.

The employee, who did not wish to be named, also claims shows, including Forbidden, and a number of rides are under threat.

Bosses have already confirmed Hot Ice has been shelved this year while extensive renovation work is carried out.