Bangor Garth celebrates Pier Of The Year win
Avril Wayte, chairwoman of Friends of Bangor Garth Pier, said she was “overwhelmed and absolutely delighted”, adding: “This is beyond our wildest dreams, and we can’t wait to welcome the world to our pier.”
Eastbourne bandstand to be turned into a heart-shaped pier?
The owner of Eastbourne Pier said he wants to add a heart-shaped pier to the bandstand. Mr Gulzar said if he takes over the bandstand he would also like to offer free tea and coffee for sitting guests.
Southend Pier’s new trains open!
The vehicles, in classic cream and green, are now open to visitors and the public after months of testing. The £3.2million pier train project has seen two eco-friendly vehicles added to the huge attraction with technology described as state-of-the-art.
New website showcases Yarmouth Harbour and Pier
Yarmouth Harbour’s aim for the new website is to create a place where visiting seafarers and the local community can regularly go to see what updates the harbour has to offer and to make use of new features such as the engaging ‘Things To Do’ section, the integrated ‘Tides & Weather’ facility, local event highlights in ‘What’s On’, and shopping for Yarmouth Harbour’s new branded clothing range.
A celebration of seaside piers in North Wales
To celebrate Bangor Garth Pier winning Pier of The Year, these photos celebrate some of North Wales’ finest seaside piers.
Concerns raised over the condition of Bournemouth Pier landing stage
A BCP Council spokesperson said: “The Council has recently undertaken a structural survey of the iconic Bournemouth Pier to identify any areas requiring maintenance or replacement, the results of which are currently being finalised. During this survey, we became aware of some issues around the Upper East Side landing stage”.
Worthing’s ‘Perch on the Pier’ set to open!
Work to renovate Worthing Pier’s Southern Pavilion began in March last year – now, it is finally ready to open its doors again.
In praise of piers!
Piers are more than time capsules of Britain’s past; they are beacons of escape in a worrying world, a place to revel and enjoy the moment.
Isle of Wight to get UK’s first gastro-heritage pier?
Proposals could see Fort Victoria Pier restored and repurposed. The plans aim to rejuvenate the area, protect a culturally important asset, and celebrate the Island’s fishing heritage.
Is it a pier or a park in NYC?
The Hudson River Park Trust’s newest patch of open public space encompasses 80,000 square feet of rooftop space atop Chelsea’s historic Pier 57. At just shy of 2 acres, the park–dubbed the Pier 57 “Sky Park”–is the largest stretch of public rooftop parkland in New York City
Farewell to Boscombe Pier’s mini-golf
The Boscombe Pier mini-golf, which gave players the opportunity to tee off and feed the fish at the same time, closed three years ago after BCP Council deemed it wasn’t commercially viable. A spokesperson for BCP Council said the equipment would be removed later this year, with no plans to replace it.
Work to begin on the new Withernsea Pier in September!
The first stage of the work, which will take around six weeks involves removing the rock armour, doing the piling and replacing the rock armour. There have been hopes it could get started this spring, but the timescale is getting ever tighter, as it has to be completed for the start of the summer season on June 1.
April 2022 – Brighton’s Palace and West piers feature in the second series of Grace
ITV confirmed the highly anticipated second series of Grace will hit our screens on Sunday April 24. The British crime drama, filmed mainly in Brighton and Hove, is based on the bestselling Roy Grace novels by Sussex-based author Peter James.
No homes or hotels allowed on deteriorating Scheveningen Pier
The Pier is in a very bad condition and renovation is a very expensive business. According to the owner of the structure, one of the options for preserving the Pier is to build homes and hotels on it, but the city council is opposing that.
Stuck inside new eco-friendly vehicles at Southend Pier
Passengers and onlookers had to work together to prise open the doors of a carriage when the train reached the end of Southend pier on Monday. It was one of two “state-of-the-art” eco-friendly vehicles installed as part of a £3.2m pier redevelopment project. Southend City Council said it was “taking the appropriate steps” to ensure it would not happen again.
A wonderful look back at 145 years of Llandudno Pier
The pier opened to the public on August 1, 1877. A landing stage catered for steamships, which brought visitors to Llandudno and took trippers for cruises along the coast to Anglesey and sometimes as far as the Isle of Man.