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End-of-the-year pier show unveiled

The pier is back in business!

Today Hastings pier re-opened to the public following a £15 million process of restoration. It was a ‘soft’ opening, with the celebrations reserved for late May, by which time the first events – open-air film screenings – will have taken place. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:19 Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Hastings Pier Hastings Pier Charity Nick Terdre Simon Opie

Call for pier volunteers

As the re-opening of pier draws closer – next month! – Hastings Pier Charity is looking for volunteers to help run the attraction. A recruitment day is planned for Tuesday 8 March. Celebrations to mark the re-opening are also planned. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 15:30 Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Hastings Pier Charity Jo McLaughlan pier Simon Opie White Rock Hotel

Storm damage delays pier re-opening to 2016

Hastings Pier Charity has postponed the re-opening of the pier to March 2016, but promises that there will be opportunities to go onto it before then. Meanwhile the first shareholders’ meeting takes place on Saturday. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 21:28 Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: community share issue Hastings Pier Charity Heritage Lottery Fund Nick Terdre pier Simon Opie visitors centre White Rock Theatre

Rebuilding starts on stripped-down pier

The restoration of Hastings Pier has moved into a new phase. Following the removal of the ruined ballroom at the pier head, it now has a stripped-down look – along almost its whole length there is hardly anything to be seen on the deck apart from the surviving building at the land end. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:04 Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 In: Home Ground Tags: Eugenius Birch Hastings Pier Hastings Pier Charity Nick Terdre Simon Opie

Jackup barge comes to pier’s assistance

Storm damage to Hastings pier has necessitated the assistance of a jackup construction barge to assist with preparing for the removal of the ballroom at the end of the pier. Hastings Pier Charity CEO Simon Opie has provided HOT’s Nick Terdre with an update.

Posted 16:11 Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 In: Home Ground Tags: Hastings Pier Hastings Pier Charity Nick Terdre Simon Opie
Hastings Pier ready to rise from the ashes

BBC spotlight on the pier

Stand by for a special treat – a half-hour special about Hastings Pier, courtesy of BBC South East, to be aired on BBC1 this Friday at 7.30pm. Producer Matthew Wheeler took a break from editing the programme to fill

Posted 08:56 Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 In: Home Ground Tags: BBC South East Cowes Royal Pier Gavin Henderson Hastings Pier Hastings Pier Charity Jess Steel Matthew Wheeler National Pier Society Paddle Steamer Preservation Society Portobello Pier Simon Opie The End of the Pier Show Timothy West

Local business urged to buy pier shares

As the sale of community shares in Hastings pier passes the £200,000 mark, local businesses have been encouraged to buy a stake or just make a donation at a breakfast event organised by Hastings Pier Charity (HPC). Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:25 Monday, Jan 27, 2014 In: Home Ground Tags: Andy Walsh community shares FC United of Manchester Hastings Pier John Lovering Nick Terdre Simon Opie
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