Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Tag: Clacton Pier

“We are bouncing back”: Clacton Pier looks to a positive 2021

Clacton Pier
After Clacton Pier was hit by storms both literal and metaphorical in 2020, the Tendring landmark’s owners are looking ahead to a brighter, busier new year. Billy and Elliot Ball explain.

The big wheel keeps on turning: Clacton’s Pier and Pavilion vie to install new observation wheel

observation wheel Clacton
Clacton Pier and Clacton Pavilion have both entered discussions with the district council in order to site a new observation wheel in the coastal town. The pier’s Billy Ball says “Clacton must continue to aim high,” but neighbour Billy Peak believes he will deliver the premier attraction.

Clacton Pier granted MMO licence for ride deck repair

Clacton Pier granted MMO licence for deck repair
Following the collapse of its ride deck in February this year, Clacton Pier has finally been granted a construction licence by the Marine Management Organisation, allowing repair work to begin.

Make-over: Clacton Pier continues “proactive” maintenance programme

Clacton Pier maintenance programme
Clacton Pier has stated its property maintenance team are making the most of the second lockdown by undertaking a “full programme” of works, including structural developments, ride checks, and the construction of Santa’s North Pole Experience.

Clacton Pier launches its own Go Out to Help Out scheme

Clacton Pier Go out to help out initiative
Clacton Pier has launched Go Out to Help Out, a new initiative which will give visitors 50 percent off rides, amusements, adventure golf and bowling every day throughout September

Log flume makes a splash at Clacton Pier

Clacton Pier log flume
Clacton Pier’s new White Water Log Flume proved a “splash hit”last weekend, after opening to visitors for the first time.

All-rounders: Clacton Pier announces first ever 364-day opening

Clacton Pier 364 day opening
There’s no rest for the wicked down in Clacton-on-Sea, where pier owner Billy Ball has announced that rides will stay open 364 days a year on his pier.

Clacton Pier launches new NHS pusher

Clacton Pier NHS pusher
Clacton Pier has unveiled a new charity initiative in its amusement arcade, with all profit from one of its popular pushers going to support the NHS.

Industry tales of re-opening

Arcades re-opening Caesars Palace Gt Yarmouth
Clacton Pier, Harbour Lights and Caesar’s Palace share their experiences of Independence Day.

Helter Skelter makes its return to Clacton Pier

Clacton Pier Helter Skelter
Clacton Pier has reinstalled its iconic Helter Skelter, after the ride was temporarily relocated to Edinburgh for the Princes Street Winter Wonderland.

Re-opening U-turn viewed as “bitter blow” by Clacton Pier

Clacton Pier AGC Pier Casino
Clacton Pier has described the decision by the government to remove AGCs from the list of non-essential businesses set to open on 15 July as “outrageous,” after the attraction invested significant time and money into ensuring a safe return to business.

Clacton Pier announces NHS appreciation party

Clacton Pier NHS Party
Clacton Pier has announced it is planning a special appreciation party to thank NHS staff for their work during the Coronavirus crisis.

Clacton Pier log flume ready for reopening

Clacton Pier log flume ready for reopening
Clacton Pier has confirmed its new White Water log flume will be ready to entertain guests when Coronavirus restrictions are lifted, with the entire structure now fully constructed.

Clacton Pier lays on virtual fireworks display

Clacton pier Fireworks
Clacton Pier laid on a special virtual firework show on 12 April, treating families at home to a four minute Dynamic Fireworks display, with help from AJDroneography.

Industry shows support for NHS workers

Clacton Pier NHS workers Support
A wave of amusement sites throughout the country have shown their support for NHS workers in recent days. Among those was Clacton Pier which turned..

Top priority: MP backs Clacton Pier rebuild as project escalates

Clacton Pier rebuild project
Giles Watling MP has offered his support to help Clacton Pier overcome potential construction delays in rebuilding its partially collapsed ride deck, as the pier prepares to reopen its outdoor rides this weekend.

Clacton Pier carries out clean-up work

clacton pier damage
A clear-up operation is well underway at Clacton Pier after a small section of the outside ride deck collapsed into the sea. Contractors, working in tandem with Clacton Pier management and staff have been working around the tide to remove debris from the seabed and have it taken away. The collapse, which occurred around 11am on 14 February, took place while...

Clacton Pier’s Breakfast with Santa event proves a hit

clacton breakfast with santa
Clacton Pier's special Breakfast with Santa event is proving to be a hit, with attendance figures already outpacing last year by 50 percent. Attendances for the Breakfast with Santa event are already up by more than 50 percent on last year - with just four more days left to enjoy the special experience. Children and adults have made the most of...

Clacton Pier goes purple for children’s charity

clacton pier charity
Clacton Pier will be going purple later this week to help children’s charity Action Medical Research mark World Prematurity Day. Clacton Pier will light up its lilac illuminations from November 16 to November 17 to the help Action Medical Research charity mark world Prematurity Day Nigel Brown, the Pier’s Communications Manager, said: “We are proud to be able to raise awareness...

Clacton Pier Halloween event a success

clacton pier halloween fireworks
Clacton Pier's month-long Halloween celebrations drew to a close at the weekend, with close to 5,000 coming out to witness its climax. Almost 5,000 people braved the elements to enjoy the climax of Clacton Pier ’s month long Halloween celebrations. Despite strong winds and chilly temperatures families flocked onto the attraction for two free firework extravaganzas on Saturday – with many...

Clacton Pier begins Fun Fair expansion scheme

Clacton Pier Fun Fair expansion
Clacton Pier has begun work on its Fun Fair Improvement scheme, demolishing the 1930s Queen Mary building to make way for five new reinforced concrete..

Clacton Pier named Team of the Year at TBR Awards

Clacton Pier Team of the Year TBR Awards
Clacton Pier has been named Team of the Year at the 2019 Tendring Blue Ribbon Awards, organised by Tendring District Council to celebrate..

Clacton’s Jolly Roger needs £4m for revamp

Clacton Jolly Roger revamp
The refurbishment of Clacton Pier’s oldest building won’t come cheap, but pier director Billy Ball insists it will ensure long-term profitability for..

Clacton Pier readies Halloween experiences

pier halloween
It may only be July, but Clacton Pier is busy preparing for the cold, dark nights of Autumn with a Halloween experience. Preparations at Clacton Pier are underway to introduce Evil on Sea, a new Halloween experience aimed at teenagers and adults, to the existing family orientated Halloween festival for children. The aim is crank up the scares and dares using...

Clacton Pier’s 148th birthday celebrated with a bang

clacton pier birthday
Clacton Pier's 148th birthday was marked with a range of celebratory endeavours this weekend including live music and a firework display. Clacton Pier’s 148th birthday celebrations went off with a bang this weekend with thousands visiting the site for a saturday fireworks display. More than 2,000 people packed onto the pier to watch a free firework display on Saturday evening with...

Clacton Pier: No intention of dropping the ball

Billy Ball Clacton Pier
“We cannot rest on our laurels,” an enthusiastic Billy Ball told the town of Clacton as he issued an update on the pier’s most significant new ride which

Farage rallies Brexiteers from Clacton Pier

Nigel Farage Clacton Pier visit
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage headed down to Clacton recently, as part of a launch campaign for his new political project, the Brexit Party.

Clacton Pier AGC doubles in size

Clacton Pier, AGC, doubles, size, amusements
Clacton Pier AGC is set to double in size and be rebranded as the Pier Casino following extensive investment in redevelopment of the venue. The gaming floor will receive more than 50 new machines, featuring the latest in amusement technology, as part of an enhancement programme which began in 2018. “Huge improvements have taken place at the Pier over the past...

Clacton Pier starts half term with a flyer

Clacton-Pier, half term
Clacton Pier’s 2019 season “got off to a flying start” last weekend, with warmer than usual temperatures combining with the beginning of half term to boost visitor numbers for the attraction. Along with busy rides and a bustling Seaquarium, the pier boasted a new ticket office for the season, and work continues on phase two of the Pier’s development to...

Clacton Pier recruitment day declared a success

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More than 2000 people turned up for a recruitment event at Clacton Pier to fill around 30 jobs on offer for the start of the new season. The attraction’s management declared that the quality of candidates that turned up for interviews had made it a successful day, with full-time, part-time and seasonal posts filled across all departments of the pier. Those...