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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

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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

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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...

Clacton Pier development on course for Easter deadline

Clacton Pier, development, Easter, deadline
Bosses at Clacton Pier have revealed that work on phase two of a £4m development to upgrade its attractions has overrun, but assurances have been given that it will be ready for the new season. The scheme is ‘slightly behind schedule’ due to extra work being required than was initially anticipated, but it is still expected that the central concourse...

Clearing work commences on Clacton Pier

Clacton-Pier, renovation
Clacton Pier will remain open throughout the winter despite pier management undertaking significant renovation and improvement work through- out the season. Clearance work is taking place on the eastern side of the pier, which will be opened up in order to improve customer access to the nearby bumper boats and go-karts. In the short term, the project will see pier cafe...

Clacton Pier starts second phase of development

Clacton Pier, development, pier, seaside, Billy Ball
The second phase of Clacton Pier’s £4m redevelopment has started and is set to be completed before next summer’s season. Work will now be focused on the site’s central concourse which, once completed, will provide a large all-weather area at the front of the attraction. Scheduled for completion in March of next year the development will provide a crucial sheltered link...

Clacton Pier honours Armed Services families with free weekend

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

Clacton Pier
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

Clacton Pier
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

Clacton Pier
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

Clacton Pier
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

Clacton Pier
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

Clacton Pier
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

Clacton Pier
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...