VisitBritain campaign to restore Hastings Pier

Coast
Magazine
and British Tourism Week have launched a
campaign to restore Hastings Pier which was devastated by fire last
year.

The campaign
includes a sponsored Great Pier Promenade, in order to help return Hastings Pier
to its former glory. The aim is for people to walk as many British piers as
possible over the spring/summer to highlight the campaign and raise money
towards restoration work.

The Great
Pier Promenade will launch on 12 March by Hastings Pier, during a ‘Party on the
Prom’, which will include a market, and performances by local poets, musicians
and comedians. This event will coincide with VisitBritain’s UK-wide celebration of piers, Party on the Pier, at the start of British Tourism
Week, when all kinds of activities will take place on piers around the
country.

DRMM
Architects has now been selected to re-design Hastings Pier. The campaign hopes
to raise money to secure the structure against storms and hit its match-funding
target of £800,000 for the renovation.

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