Busy end to year for Pier helps bring in the cash

  • 7 January, 2020
  • On the pier


Clacton Pier enjoyed a busy end to the year as families turned out in
force to make the most of its indoor attractions.

Almost 10,000 people visited in the post-Christmas period and the income
will help to pay back some of the significant investment ploughed into on-going
improvements at the Pier.

Director Billy Ball said that it was a welcome and much-needed boost.

“We have made a conscious decision to turn the Pier into a 52-week a year
attraction and there has been significant investment to do that,” he said.

“Therefore, it is vital that we get the footfall through the doors so
that we can continue to service that investment.

“We also improved our Christmas package with the new village and again
we needed to recoup our money with added costs incurred.”

Mr Ball added that it is the first winter that the entire front section
of the structure was in use.

“This time last year we were still working on the central concourse so
now we have the new development on the east fully linked up with west side it
has made a real difference.

“Hopefully we will continue to attract the footfall for the rest of the

Work is now being concentrated on the outdoor ride deck where an upgrade
is taking place for the new main season.

“We aim to have as many rides operational as possible for the February
half term when we run a special £1 a ride offer,” said Mr Ball.


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