BIRNBECK PIER

Monday, September 16, 2019

Weston's MP has said the serving of a repairs notice to the 'useless' owners of Birnbeck Pier is 'an important next step'.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Weston father and son have been jailed for snatching a historic clock from Birnbeck Pier.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

An exploded World War Two weapon has washed up by Birnbeck Island.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Vital repair works to Weston-super-Mare's dilapidated pier, which has been closed since 1994, could finally be carried out.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

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.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Work to demolish part of Weston-super-Mare's Birnbeck Pier has ground to a halt - while this incredible footage reveals just how much the historic pier has deteriorated.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

The Birnbeck Regeneration Trust has issued an appeal for information after one of the buildings overlooking the crumbing pier was vandalised.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Birnbeck Pier's north jetty looks set to be ripped down in a matter of days, after diggers were spotted carrying out preparation work at the Weston-super-Mare site today (Thursday).

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Weston's Blakehay Theatre has announced it will host an evening of music to raise money for the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Fresh new life is set to be breathed into some of Weston's oldest buildings and public spaces, thanks to funding from Historic England worth £500,000.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Campaigners battling to save Weston's Birnbeck Pier have announced more town businesses will be supporting their plight.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Hundreds of pounds have been added to the campaign to restore Weston-super-Mare's Birnbeck Pier, after a concert in aid of the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust took place in Hutton.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A nationally-renowned heritage buildings expert and community activist has been appointed as the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust's new heritage coach.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Weston's seafront will be home to a brand-new two-day festival next summer, after campaigners battling to restore Birnbeck Pier announced plans to celebrate the structure's 150th anniversary.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Campaigners battling to save Weston's Birnbeck Pier are calling on the public to help them secure tens of thousands of pounds in funding from a national scheme.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

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.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

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.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

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.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Part of Weston-super-Mare's Birnbeck Pier will be ripped down after a council vote this afternoon (Wednesday).

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The fate of Birnbeck Pier's dangerous north jetty will be decided today (Wednesday), as councillors in Weston-super-Mare vote on whether to demolish the structure or not.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fans of Weston-super-Mare's Birnbeck Pier enjoyed a serene trip on the MV Balmoral in aid of the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Fans of Weston-super-Mare's decaying Birnbeck Pier can now keep an eye on it 24/7 thanks to a new webcam.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Day-trippers and Westonians alike made the most of last weekend's glorious sunshine by enjoying some live music in aid of a good cause on the town's seafront.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The owner of Weston-super-Mare's Birnbeck Pier has applied for permission to demolish the pier's north jetty, after it was irreparably damaged by storms at the end of last year.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bomb disposal teams were called to Weston-super-Mare's Birnbeck Pier yesterday after archaeologists found what is believed to be a historic unexploded detonator at the site.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Birnbeck Regeneration Trust is calling on musicians, performers and artists to host shows and concerts to help it in its efforts to save Weston-super-Mare's Birnbeck Pier.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Charitable craft fans turned out to enjoy an Easter fair in aid of the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust on Saturday afternoon.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

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.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Campaigners fighting to save Weston-super-Mare's Birnbeck Pier are urging the public to get behind the cause and vote for them to win thousands of pounds in funding from a national supermarket chain.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

The owners of Weston-super-Mare's derelict Birnbeck Pier have confirmed fresh plans to develop the nearby area - and warned housing is the only way to secure enough money to rescue the pier.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

The owners of Weston-super-Mare's dilapidated Birnbeck Pier have been given 21 days by North Somerset Council to make the structure safe following the collapse of one of its jetties last month.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

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.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Campaigners battling to restore Weston's historic Birnbeck Pier have launched a major fundraising appeal, which could see hot food and drinks go on sale at the site this year.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

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.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Weston-super-Mare's Streetlife community has reacted with sadness after part of Birnbeck Pier collapsed during Storm Frank.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

A COMMUNITY group battling to save Birnbeck Pier says damage caused to the pier's north jetty during Storm Frank will not undermine its long-term rescue plans.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

WESTON-SUPER-MARE'S historic Birnbeck Pier has partially collapsed this morning (Wednesday) after strong winds caused by Storm Frank.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to restore Weston-super-Mare's historic Birnbeck Pier were boosted when acclaimed actor Timothy West lent his support to their cause.

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

THE plight of volunteers looking to restore crumbling Birnbeck Pier has drawn attention on Streetlife.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

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.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

COPIES of the Weston At Its Finest charity calendar are now available to buy online.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

LONG-AWAITED work to repair crumbling Birnbeck Pier is finally set to start after an engineering company assessed the full extent of the damage to the structure this week.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

AFTER weeks of entries and thousands of votes, the winners of the Weston At Its Finest calendar competition have been announced.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A CAMPAIGN group battling to save Birnbeck Pier was given a major boost last week when a building firm agreed to carry out thousands of pounds of work for free.

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

CAMPAIGNERS battling to save Birnbeck Pier from crumbling into the sea have expressed their disappointment after artwork painted in aid of their plight was vandalised.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

VOTING is now open for the final month of the Weston At Its Finest competition, with just one day left until the competition closes.

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

VOTING for the month of November has started in our Weston At Its Finest competition, which ends on Tuesday.

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