North Somerset Council has vowed to keep a close eye on Birnbeck Pier’s owners, after a legal row caused work to demolish part of the Weston-super-Mare pier ground to a halt just one day after it began.
Hot food could soon be sold next to Weston-super-Mare’s Birnbeck Pier, after North Somerset Council agreed to lease one of the structure’s historic mainland buildings to the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust.
North Somerset Council has reluctantly agreed to allow part of Weston-super-Mare’s historic Birnbeck Pier to be demolished, after it was battered beyond repair by ferocious storms at the end of last year.
People in Weston-super-Mare showed their support for the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust by visiting the pier’s second paint jam festival and enjoying guided tours of Birnbeck’s landside buildings on Saturday.
A decision on whether Birnbeck Pier’s crumbling north jetty will be demolished is set to be made by councillors in Weston-super-Mare today (Wednesday) – and we will be bringing you live updates. The pier’s jetty was badly damaged in storms last year and North Somerset Council’s planning committee will decide today whether it should be completely demolished. Reporter Grace Earl will be blogging live from the meeting during the afternoon.
Campaigners battling to save Weston-super-Mare’s Birnbeck Pier have issued fresh reminders about the danger of the decaying landmark after they recently spotted three people venturing onto the pier’s bridge.
Part of Weston-super-Mare’s decaying Birnbeck Pier is to be demolished in the near future, as Historic England urged the pier’s owners to fully reveal its intentions for the site or risk losing vital help.
Campaigners battling to save Weston-super-Mare’s derelict Birnbeck Pier from collapse say they are delighted after they were chosen to receive a £12,000 grant courtesy of a national supermarket chain’s competition.
Weston-super-Mare’s Streetlife community has started 2016 by reflecting on some of the major issues which could influence the town’s future during the next 12 months – with Dolphin Square, the Tropicana and Birnbeck Pier all coming under scrutiny.
These pictures show just how badly damaged Weston-super-Mare’s Birnbeck Pier has become – amid calls from the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust urging people not to venture onto the ‘dangerous’ island at the end of the crumbling structure.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE’S MP John Penrose has said the town is ‘fed up’ of waiting for the owner of Birnbeck Pier to carry out vital improvement works and claimed the pier could become an ‘important’ historical asset if it is saved.