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Clacton Pier honours Armed Services families with free weekend

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Following on from a similar event for families emergency services workers in June, Clacton Pier has thanked those who protect these shores both at home and abroad. Clacton Pier has once again shown its appreciation for the nation’s fighting me an women offering Armed Forces families a weekend of free amusements. Almost 70 families participated in the promotion and made the...

Clacton Pier makes the grade with VisitEngland

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Clacton Pier continues to provide a top quality visitor attraction for a fun day out, according to VisitEngland, which carried out a full day assessment of the landmark last month. It concluded that the pier meets the high standards required for accreditation in the national scheme, an award the operator will hold for at least a two years before another...

Clacton Pier unveils autumn and winter events programme

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To build on its new-opened all-weather facilities and cement its position as a 52-week a year attraction, Clacton Pier has launched an extensive line-up of off-season events. Bosses at Clacton Pier have unveiled a new programme of events for the autumn and winter period, which includes the revival of its popular Christmas Wonderland event. It also features a new concept with...

Clacton Pier gears up for armed forces celebration

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A weekend of free entertainment is being organised at Clacton Pier over 22-23 September as a celebration of those in the British armed forces and their families. Similar events have been put on at the site for a number of years but this iteration will see those participating experience the pier’s new expansion for the first time. The offer of four...

Clacton calls time on goldfish give-aways

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It may well be part of seaside tradition, but as of September, winning a goldfish will be a thing of the past at Clacton Pier. Times are-a-changing at Clacton Pier, where Billy Ball and the rest of the management team have decided to end the age-old practice of giving goldfish as prizes for stall wins. A new lease agreement hammered out...

Clacton nails Jolly Roger to the mast

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Clacton Pier has bowed to public opinion and decided against renaming its oldest and most iconic building - for now at least. The Jolly Roger building was originally built in 1893 as part of the first attempts to convert the pier from a steamer jetty into a leisure destination. Ongoing work at the pier - representing the second-phase of a £4m...

Clacton Pier celebrates 147 years with £4m development opening

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Clacton Pier has celebrated its 147th year with the opening of a new £4m development designed to establish the site as a year-round attraction. The historic Clacton Pier celebrated its 147th year on Saturday 21 July with a day of revelry, musical acts and free entertainment. As well as highlighting the memorable milestone the event marked the opening of the...

Clacton amusements operators support resort clean-up

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Amusements operators in Clacton have supported a major clean-up of the resort that took place ahead of the school summer holidays. On top of regular cleaning duties carried out by Tendring Council, its staff have carried out pressure-washing of the town’s pavements, removal of weeds and general cosmetic improvements before the peak summer season started last weekend. The effort has been...

A new dawn for Clacton Pier

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Clacton Pier will unveil its new £4m development this weekend, ushering in a new era for the attraction as it looks to establish itself as a year-round leisure destination. To mark the occasion the pier will be holding a celebration on Saturday 21 July that will include live entertainment throughout the day and a host of activities for children. Clacton Pier...

Clacton Pier continues positive community action

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Bosses at Clacton Pier are continuing their impressive programme of community support, welcoming families for a free fun day as part of a Rays of Sunshine event, allowing local schoolchildren to be a part of history and helping to support a fundraising walk. A group of seriously ill children were given a day to remember as they visited Clacton Pier...

Clacton Pier to hold emergency services event

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Clacton Pier is continuing with its support of the nation’s emergency services by hosting a free weekend event this month. On 16 and 17 June families from the blue light services will have the chance to enjoy the attractions and rides of the historic leisure destination free of charge, with up to four free wristbands given to each group. Ewelina Majewska,...

Former Pier owner’s family give seal of approval to new development

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The family of one of the four previous owners of Clacton Pier has given their seal of approval to the new £4 million development currently underway at the 147-year-old landmark. Michael Goss and his wife Sandra ran the Pier from 1971 until they sold it to a consortium in 1981. Shortly afterwards the couple, their son, also Michael, and daughter, Kate,...

Circus Fantasia opens to a full crowd on Clacton Pier

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Top circus performers from around the world thrilled visitors on Clacton Pier over the weekend, who packed into the attraction’s Jolly Roger venue to enjoy the show. Matthew Wingate, owner of Circus Fantasia, said he was delighted that the show has been so well received again this season. “We have got off to a flying start and everyone is having a...

Bank Holiday sizzler sees crowds flock to Clacton Pier

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The crowds flocked to Clacton Pier again this bank holiday weekend helping to make it one of the busiest Mays on record. The sun shone and it followed up the success of the early May weekend – but visitors were being careful what they spent. With the 6.5acre landmark free to enter there were plenty taking a walk and a peep...

Busiest weekend of the year for Clacton Pier as £4m development continues

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Clacton Pier was celebrating after having its busiest weekend of the season so far as the crowds flocked to the Tendring coast to enjoy the sunshine. It all helped to make up for a quieter than usual Easter weekend when takings were down due to the chilly weather. “It’s a fact in our business that we need the sun to shine...

Clacton Pier secures £4m development finance from Ellisons Solicitors

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Clacton Pier has secured funding for its £4m redevelopment project with the aid of Ellisons Solicitors in plan that will include the building of a golf course, restaurant and other amusements. The significant investment includes the £500,000 Skull Point Adventure Golf Course, the £500,000 Discovery Bay Adventure Play and family restaurant, Dock- side Dodgems, the Captain’s Table Coffee Shop extensions...

Clacton Pier plan renaming competition for historic pavilion

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Built in 1881, the Jolly Roger has perched upon Clacton Pier for almost 140 years. With heavy investment into the attraction over the last several months, owners Billy and Elliot Ball feel it is now ready to take on a new name, and have asked the public for ideas. The owners of Clacton Pier are set to rename the first...

Clacton Pier sets competition to rename Jolly Roger

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The owners of Clacton Pier have launched a competition to come up with a new name for the first significant building to be put up on the landmark structure.   The Jolly Roger – or Pier Pavilion as it was known then – was built in1881 and later also went on to be called the Jollity. A number of buildings and areas...

Beast from the East fails to bite into Clacton Pier revamp

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The £4m revamp of Clacton Pier has continued unabated despite the snow, storms and freezing temperatures the UK has experienced in the last fortnight. Its owners said building materials were still arriving every day as an area at the foreshore end of the pier is prepared for the first stage of the project - a £500,000 indoor and outdoor adventure...

Clacton Pier gets green light for £4m investment project

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Clacton Pier bosses have been given the green light to embark on a £4m investment programme designed to make the site a year-round attraction.   A £4m finance package has been finalised for works at Clacton Pier with bosses looking to improve the site’s year-round offering and establish it as the the east coast’s premier leisure destination. The Victorian structure will see...

Clacton pier reopens following installation

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Clacton Pier has reopened following the successful installation of a £75,000 power transformer, replacing an existing system that had been in place since the 1930s.   Work was originally expected to see the pier close for close to a week but was completed within two working days. Pier director, Billy Ball commented that the down time allowed for other improvements: “Our electrical...

Clacton Pier prepares to power up after its biggest upgrade for 50 years

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Before the month is out, Clacton Pier will complete the installation of a transformer that will facilitate its transition to becoming a true 52-week a year attraction.   Clacton Pier will be in ‘complete darkness’ for up to five days this week as final touches are made to £1m-plus renovations that will create its biggest transformation for half a decade. Directors at...

Clacton Pier starts preparations to become a 52-week a year attraction

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As one pier entered administration down in Hastings, another prepares itself for a full on, full year round operation. Clacton Pier uses the power of amusements to drive footfall.   The owner of Clacton Pier is prepping the attraction ahead of an announcement about a £1m-plus investment. Work is already underway to ensure that the six-acre site is prepared in time...

Clacton operators hail success of public-private tourism campaign

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By pooling their efforts - and budgets - with their local council, two of Clacton’s amusement operators have helped grow the value of its tourism industry.   Two of Clacton’s biggest amusement operators have hailed a public-private initiative that they have seen boost the health of the resort’s tourism industry. The Love Clacton campaign, which launched three years ago, was funded...

Clacton Pier strengthening project gets underway

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  A £300,000 project to strengthen the concrete pillars underneath Clacton Pier’s decking has begun.   The work will be carried out on more than 3,000 of the pillars, of which many are over 90-years-old. The pier’s owners said that few significant repairs had been carried out on these support columns since they were first put in place and revealed that small sections...

Clacton Pier to update safety procedures

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  Clacton Pier is to undertake to full safety inspection to ensure best practices at the destination following an incident, which left a young child shaken but not seriously injured - the first accident in an unblemished record that spans four decades.   It is reported that pier bosses have filed a report following the incident on a children’s ride on Saturday....

Clacton Pier to become “all-year-round” attraction

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Refurbishment work is underway on Clacton Pier, with plans to reinvigorate amusements on the 146-year-old landmark as a year round attraction.   Work has begun on a £1m redevelopment plan for Clacton Pier in a bid to make it an “all-year-round” attraction. The refurbishment work is concentrating on areas which have gone untouched for 90 years, and follows £12,000 spent on...

Clacton Pier and Pleasureland offer free fun to emergency service staff

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Emergency services workers and their families have been invited to special free fun days at Clacton Pier and Pleasureland this weekend. They will be welcomed to enjoy the pier’s attractions and rides at no charge, with up to four free wristbands given to each family on Saturday 17 June and Sunday 18 June. The invite is open to all of the...

New entertainment venue continues Clacton Pier’s revival

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The Ball family has made another major investment in Clacton Pier as the project to make it one of Essex’s most popular seaside attractions goes from strength to strength.   Billy and Elliot Ball’s investment in Clacton Pier has continued apace with the reopening of the attraction’s first building as an allnew entertainment venue. The brothers’ Clacton Pier Company has revived the...

Clacton racing ahead with Formula E plan

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Operators in Clacton might see their town become the next Monaco as the seaside resort bids to host a round of the FIA Formula E championships.   The decision to bid came after the town’s council gave permission for public roads to be closed and used as racetracks. The proposed Formula E racetrack would surround Clacton Pier and numerous amusement arcades, bringing...

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