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Hastings pier owner fined for tax offences in Eastbourne

Sheikh Abid Gulzar, the owner of Hastings and Eastbourne piers, has been fined for tax offences deriving from the non payment of Paye and national insurance contributions in connection with his business interests in Eastbourne. Back in Hastings he faces proceedings brought by former pier employees, and has already lost one such case. Nick Terdre reports, photos by Cliff van Coevorden.

Posted 17:39 Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: Amber Rudd Cliff van Coevorden Gulzar Hastings Pier Charity NICs Paye pier

Pier friends opt for new role

Nearly six months on since the pier passed into private hands, the Friends of Hastings Pier have decided they still want to be involved in helping to ensure the pier’s long-term future. They would like to cultivate a constructive relationship with the new owner but also to perform a watchdog function over matters such as maintenance which are essential to the survival of the iconic structure. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 10:24 Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 In: Grassroots Tags: Brett McLean FoHP Gulzar Hastings Borough Council Hastings Lions Pier Hastings Pier Charity Kevin Boorman Localism Act Nick Terdre pier Steve Wilkins

FoHP still looking forward after pier sale

When it came last week, the news fell like a bombshell – Hastings pier had been sold to the owner of Eastbourne pier, Abid Gulzar. Despite the massive efforts of the local community, the Friends of Hastings Pier’s bid had been rejected. The Friends, however, are not going away – they intend to continue working to secure the best future for the pier, and are seeking an early meeting with the new owner. Nick Terdre reports.

The pier needs your support!

The Friends of Hastings Pier (FoHP) are urging all pier supporters to attend the public meeting called for Monday 23 April to make clear to administrators and stakeholders that there is mass backing for keeping the pier in community hands. Meanwhile a bid to bring Hastings Pier Charity out of administration has been submitted to the administrators. HOT’s Nick Terdre (also a member of FoHP) has been updated on the current state of the campaign by another member, Jim Breeds.

Hard going for Friends of Hastings Pier

It’s hard going for the Friends of Hastings Pier as they face a deadline of 12 April to submit their proposal for bringing the pier out of administration, on top of which the council has turned down their application to have the pier designated an asset of community value. But at least the administrators have agreed to meet them. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 10:39 Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: asset of community value Friends of Hastings Pier GVA Grimley Hastings Pier Charity Jess Steele Nick Terdre pier Smith & Williamson

Friends of Hastings Pier regroup

A people’s movement to save the People’s Pier has been launched. The overriding priority for the new Friends of Hastings Pier is to ensure that the pier remains in community hands. HOT’s Nick Terdre, himself a supporter of the campaign, reports.

Pier in administration as rescue plan is rejected

Hastings’ pier is no longer a going concern following stakeholders’ failure to support the rescue plan put forward by the owner, Hastings Pier Charity. HPC’s board has resigned and administrators have been called in. However, the pier is expected to remain in operation next year. Nick Terdre reports.

New prize and new business plan for the pier

Hastings Pier has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architecture’s prestigious Stirling prize, the latest in a long line of awards. Despite widespread recognition, however, the pier is having a tough time finding a sustainable financial model. Now a new business plan has been prepared which will shortly be presented to stakeholders. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 10:39 Friday, Nov 3, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Alex de Rijke Ben Derbyshire dRMM Hastings Pier Hastings Pier Charity Heritage Lottery Fund Jo Stewart Maria Ludkin National Piers Society Nick Terdre Royal Institute of British Architecture
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