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Only two weeks to save Hastings Pier!

The pier is now up for sale to a commercial buyer: the last time this happened it was left to decay and was eventually abandoned. Erica Smith reminds us to show our support for keeping the pier run by the community.

The Friends of Hastings Pier (FoHP) is a community group fighting to keep the freehold as a community asset while leasing the above-deck as a commercial operation. The group has no connection with how the pier was run over the last two years but they do have fully costed plans for Phase 2 of the pier’s development – which includes the addition of an all-weather building designed by the award-winning architects who worked on the redevelopment of the pier.

FoHP have until 31 May 2018 to crowdfund £500,000. They are optimistic that they can get additional match-funding from other donors, but they need
substantial support from the public to encourage other investors and funders.

Please donate whatever you can afford to show your support – go to to donate and for more information.

Hastings has done it before, and we’ll do it again!

Posted 17:15 Tuesday, May 15, 2018 In: Campaigns


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  1. Gothicka

    If you make a donation and the full amount isn’t raised, what happens to your donation?

    Comment by Gothicka — Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 08:37

  2. jess

    Terrible pity you aren’t using Paypal.

    Comment by jess — Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 13:21

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