Day closure

by Nigel Brown Sep 13 2020 1     3,554
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September 13, 2020


The outside areas on Clacton Pier will be closed for a day for essential work to be carried out.

The ride deck and entire stretch up to the landmark’s head, including fishing bays, will be off limits to the public on Thursday (September 17).

Staff will be working on a layout change and it has been decided it is best to put in the closure for health and safety reasons.

All other attractions on the Pier – adventure golf, soft play, bowling, seaquarium, amusement arcade, Boardwalk Bar, and dodgems – will remain open.

Director Billy Ball said he apologised for the inconvenience for anyone visiting on Thursday but said it is unavoidable.

“We just have a few tweaks to make on the ride deck which it is hoped will take us no longer than the day to complete,” he said.

“For everyone’s safety the best option is to shut off the outside area of the Pier so we can concentrate on the job we are undertaking, rather than have to be concerned about customers walking about anywhere near where staff will be working.

“This means there will be no fishing on that day and people will not be able to walk to the end of the Pier.

“The project is all part of our on-going improvements to the ride deck and upgrade of our attraction.”

Mr Ball added that the new White Water Log Flume Ride, which was introduced last month, has proved very popular.

“We are now looking ahead to have the Looping Star Roller Coaster ready for thrill seekers next year,” he said.


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Gill Swain 4 months ago

I was very disappointed on Sunday 13th September at how much rubbish was left and dirty plates on plates and staff came out and didn’t clean up so the area was cover with seagulls I appreciate lot of money has been invested On the Pier so it seems such a shame to be spoilt by this

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