Rides reopen after difficult month

  • 2 March, 2020
  • On the pier
  • Rides activities


have reopened on Clacton Pier following a month of storms, driving rain and damage
to the outdoor decking area.

worked in all weathers to get some rides up and running yesterday and more will
be coming online over the next couple of weekends.

at the Pier successfully applied for a licence from government body, the Marine
Management Organisation, last week to complete the clear-up of the debris following
the collapse of a small section of concrete decking on February 14.

next step is to apply for a licence to carry out repairs in preparation for the
Looping Star roller coaster to be sited there, now likely to be much later in
the year.

Brown, communications manager at the Pier, said it had been a very challenging
month in many ways.

storms, almost continual rain as well as the collapse have certainly put the
pressure on and it has been a very difficult time for the staff involved in
that department of the business,” he said.

have worked long hours in difficult conditions to try to get the rides up and

team has done fantastically well, and we truly thank them for all their efforts
– it has been a very trying situation all round.”

has been no fishing from the end of the Pier due to some of the storm damage,
but that area is expected to reopen on Wednesday (March 4) at 9am.

directors have spent the whole time outside working with the technical services
team and it has literally been all hands on deck,” added Mr Brown.

inside attractions – such as the soft play, golf, bowling, amusements and seaquarium
– have really come into their own and the support of our customers has helped
the business through this difficult time.

are now looking ahead to Easter when we plan to have the new Log Flume in use.”

Brown said that every effort has been made to keep customers informed of the
situation and that will continue.

thank them for their patience and understanding over what has been a real nightmare
of a month.”


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