The owner of Llandudno Pier has revealed plans for a multi-million-pound entertainment complex at the old Pier Pavilion site.
Adam Williams said the new complex would likely include a bowling alley, bars and restaurants if plans were given the go-ahead. The plans were currently at an early stage but would be submitted as a future planning application.
Will cruises call at Helensburgh Pier in the future?
HCC vice-convener Peter Brown told the organisation’s November meeting: “There are a number of opportunities for the pier and we would obviously like to be involved with what’s going on. We would like it to be available for the berthing of ships such as the Waverley, and potentially small cruise ships up to the size of the Hebridean Princess, as well as for leisure use”.
Surge of support for pier proposal at Queenborough
Ambitious plans to build a new pier and marina at Queenborough on the Isle of Sheppey created a swell of support. The new pier was planned to have a 1.2km frontage joining the former Flushing Pier with the HMS Wildfire Pier near the Old House at Home pub. It was used for secret testing for motor gunboats in the First World War.
Bangor Garth Pier lights up for Christmas!
There were 2,000 lights on the popular landmark, and ‘Light Up Christmas’ promised to be a moving, memorable highlight in this year’s Christmas calendar. Each light represented a tribute to a special person, made in memory, or to give thanks.
The North Pole relocates to Clacton Pier!
The North Pole experience – which includes a cosy purpose-built grotto, reindeers’ stables, and Frosty the Snowman – proved a hit. The Christmas extravaganza also involved a host of animatronic characters and sparkling decorations throughout the indoor area of the pier, while a selection of outdoor rides were open at weekends and in the school holidays.
Porthcawl Pier and harbour damaged in Storm Barra
Porthcawl Pier was significantly damaged during Storm Barra. Porthcawl Harbour saw “significant damage” following the storm on the evening of Tuesday, December 7, with scaffolding falling towards the sea. The pier was off-limits to the public recently during repairs, however, the storm caused a large section of the scaffolding at the Porthcawl Breakwater to collapse.
Urgent repairs needed at Falmouth Pier
Falmouth mayor Steve Eva told members of the town council’s finance and general purposes committee that steps on the Prince of Wales Pier were disintegrating at an alarming rate. He said since the last inspection by Cornwall Council in June the destruction had accelerated with more steps falling into the sea.
Southend’s city status is celebrated with ‘Pier City’ ale!
A brewer told of his pride after Southend’s only brewery released a new beer celebrating the seaside town gaining city status. George’s Brewery, based in Wakering, released a new beer, Pier City Pale Ale, named to celebrate official city status for Southend.
Brighton Palace Pier features in new TV advert
A new television advert featured some of Brighton’s iconic landmarks. The advert for Freesat, a subscription-free satellite TV service, saw two CGI crabs leaving the ocean to explore the bustling Brighton Palace Pier.
Colwyn Bay Pier concessionaires sought
The local authority was looking to attract local or independent businesses to offer food, drinks, retail, arts and crafts, activities or pop-up events, at the newly constructed pier in Colwyn Bay. Suitable operators had until January 31 2022 to submit their applications.
The restoration of Southend Pier featured on Yesterday TV
The Yesterday TV programme ‘Great British Landmark Fixers’ featured the restoration of Southend Pier in the latest episode. The programme explored how saltwater and iron don’t mix and Southend Pier built back in 1888, has seen better days. Now a team of specialists were working hard to prevent it from falling into the sea.
Southend Pier’s new trains ready to roll in February
It was announced in December that the £3 million fleet of electric pier trains should be ready for their first passengers within a few weeks’ time. The new trains were currently being tested, and after positive initial results councillors hoped the vehicles would be carrying visitors by February at the latest.