Clacton Pier exceeds pre-covid visitor numbers
Management at Clacton Pier in Essex said there were 950,000 visits in 2022 – 20,000 more than in 2019. The attraction has not registered a million or more visits since Butlins closed in the resort in 1983.
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New owner plans to reopen bar and nightclub at Great Yarmouth Britannia Pier
Long John’s Back Pier in Great Yarmouth is welcoming partygoers at its much-anticipated relaunch event later this month. It comes after Britannia Pier, along Marine Parade, was taken over by new owners Joseph Abbott and Joseph Manning from Triangle Amusements Ltd in December.
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New owners of Great Yarmouth Britannia Pier reveal further development plans
The Britannia Pier was bought by Joseph Abbott and Joseph Manning from Triangle Amusements Ltd in December. The pair said they wanted to make the pier “something special” again.
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Further storm damage at Weston Birnbeck Pier
A spokesman for the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust said: “Part of the bridge decking has succumbed to the elements. While the metal structure is still in place, the wooden planks have fallen through”.
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An opportunity to build your very own Clevedon Pier at home!
Fans of Clevedon Pier can now recreate the structure in their own home – thanks to a 3D model kit. The kits, designed by a Bristol-based company, are on sale at Celevdon Pier website and have proved a massive hit.
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Southsea Clarence Pier’s soft play makes way for a new attraction
A statement said: ‘Our indoor play area will be closing its doors for the final time at the end of the year to make way for an exciting new attraction’. The soft play facility had been part of the pier’s entertainment for 37 years.
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Remembering Southend Pier’s water chute
There was once a water chute built next to Southend Pier. It opened in 1902 but it didn’t make a splash. It’s not much of a surprise – half the town was against the thing in the first place and when it did get built a surprising amount of dead bodies kept being found at the bottom of it.
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Funding for landward development at Birnbeck Pier
The council say the money will allow them to bring the buildings on the shore side of Birnbeck Pier back into use. Emergency funding was supplied by the National Heritage Memorial Fund last year to create a new walkway out to the island.
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Funding awarded for repairs at Bournemouth Pier
A total of £18.2m in levelling up funding has been awarded to BCP Council for a number of projects along Bournemouth and Poole seafront. Much-needed repairs to Bournemouth’s Pier will also “extend its life and creating new opportunities to develop it further”.
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Your opportunity to manage one of the UK’s best Piers!
Clacton Pier is looking to appoint a number of new staff, including a new general manager. The role will include taking on overall responsibility for daily operations at the 6.5-acre site.
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Brighton Palace Pier’s starlings are the star of BBC Winterwatch
Megan McCubbin, who presents the seasonal spin-off of the much-loved Springwatch, will take to the water to see the starlings’ murmuration from a new perspective. You can watch Brighton’s starlings on BBC Two’s Winterwatch at 8pm on Friday.
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Frustration over the continued closure of Southport Pier
With the confirmation that Southport Pier will remain closed for “weeks”, residents have hit back at Sefton Council. Many residents believe that the renovations are well “overdue” and one of the most important landmarks in the town is at risk.
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Five holiday homes planned for newly restored Totland Bay Pier
Just two years after a multi-million-pound redevelopment, a café on Totland Pier could be replaced by holiday rental rooms. Plans have now been submitted by Surrey-based developers Wooldridge Group, which could see the cafe’s doors shut for good.
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Southsea Clarence Pier at the heart of Portsmouth’s new transport hub?
A redeveloped hovercraft terminal would be the centrepiece of the project although bus provision and increased sustainable transport options would also form part of the scheme.
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Heritage railway benefits from Southport Pier refurbishment
West Lancashire narrow gauge railway is making use of old equipment as the pier undergoes restoration with a first set of recycled rails now on site.
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Eastbourne Pier owner has his sights set on the town’s bandstand
Sheikh Abid Gulzar is calling on Eastbourne Borough Council to sell the bandstand to him after a levelling up bid was rejected by the government last week.
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New drone pictures show the continued deterioration of Weston Birnbeck Pier
The most recent damage earlier this month has followed heavy rain, strong winds and sub zero temperatures. Part of the decking on the bridge has now fallen into the sea, with pier campaigners re-iterating their warning for people to stay away from the dangerous structure.
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Funding to save Birnbeck Pier ‘just in time’
North Somerset Council councillor Mark Canniford expects the promised funds to arrive within three to six months. “The funders have come forward and we’ve had £3.5m already promised and another £4.5m been promised. That will get the pier open and it will get access for the general public,” he said. Future plans for the pier include a return for the RNLI and there are talks of the potential addition of a concert hall, a theatre or a new restaurant.
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Cromer Pier documentary a critical success in Germany
Called Seaside Special, the film delves behind the scenes of the world’s only end-of-pier variety show, set amid a backdrop of the Brexit negotiations of 2019 and the social tensions it created.
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Great Yarmouth Britannia Pier nightclub reopens
More than 700 people flocked to Long John’s Back Pier on the back end of Britannia Pier. It has not consistently been open since the onset of the Covid pandemic in early 2020 and people were eager to enjoy the reopening night.
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Work begins on ‘Jurassic Pier’ attraction at Clacton Pier
Mr Ball said that there has been massive interest in the new dinosaur attraction which should be open towards the end of Spring. Animatronic dinosaurs are currently being shipped from Asia and are due to arrive at the end of February or the beginning of March.
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Hull’s Victoria Pier faces an uncertain future
City council officials are examining a range of future options for Victoria Pier which is currently closed to the public because of its crumbling condition. However, speculation that it could be demolished and removed has been dismissed.
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Kilcreggan Pier – A Tale of Service, Confusion and Soaring Costs
An article in the Lochside Press providing a timeline of the pier’s history from its opening in 1897 to January 2023
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