Now that the Pier has won a considerable amount of money through ITV Meridian's People's Millions Lottery, you may think that we have sufficient funds to proceed with future plans for the Pier. It most certainly has wiped away months of fundraising/sponsorship on the Trust's part.
The monies we have received from the Lottery will go a long way to our goal of building a stage (for which we already have received £6,000 from the Area Panel) and possibly sufficient money towards at least one canopy on the Pier next year.
However, The Trust still needs as much financial support as possible and there is a fantastic opportunity to have any donations of £10 trebled with match funding if you donate £10 on Tuesday 2nd December - Triple Tenner Tuesday. This means that with Gift Aid (if you are a taxpayer) the Pier could possibly receive well over £30 for each donation.
We hope to have a really vibrant Pier for 2015, which, with more funding, will be getting even better in 2016.
Once again, we would like to thank you for your support during our recent campaign for The People's Millions.
The link to our Local Giving page is:
The new view on The Pier
Christmas on the Pier
We are planning Christmas on the Pier as a special experience for youngsters.
Santa will be there for the first Sunday in December, as well as the following two Saturdays and Sundays. There will be a Christmas Food and Gift Market, plus the Retail Huts will be open.
The weekend of 21st December will be an extra special weekend. Karen Kerly and Colin Barker have taken on the job of providing some special treats with a Victorian Christmas theme : live reindeer for children to meet, a train ride up and down the pier, possibly a hog roast and music for the rest of us. Everything will depend on Health and Safety approval but everything is moving swiftly towards a great time on the Pier for all ages.
E-Petition to Number 10 Downing Street
We are very pleased to report that my e-petition to Number 10 has now received over 1100 signatures. Thank you all, once again, for your brilliant support! If you can please get more friends and family to vote, this will give us more of a voice.
Tim Sanderson – Architect
Tim now has now put his draft plans for the Pier on his website:
The helter skelter is now a permanent feature on The Pier. And now other fixtures include a bouncy castle, boats which children can now control and sit in for themselves. Plus an amusement gallery