Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tag: Eastbourne Pier

Eastbourne MP mounts powerful case for tourism economy drive

MP mounts tourism economy drive Eastbourne Pier
Caroline Ansell, the MP representing the Sussex resort of Eastbourne, is concerned about the short, medium and long-term implications of the absence of English Language students in the town stating that we can only relax when Eastbourne Pier is once again thronged with French teenagers.

Unplanned obstacle: Eastbourne Pier kiosk plans face fresh controversy after conservationists raise concerns over construction

Eastbourne Pier
Over two years after plans for four new kiosks on Eastbourne Pier were approved, and just weeks into construction, council planners and conservationists have raised fresh concerns over the designs.

Eastbourne Pier fire confirmed as “accidental” as its speedily put out

Eastbourne Pier fire accidental
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed the fire which caused damage to Eastbourne Pier on the afternoon of 31 July was accidental.   Six fire engines were called to attend the blaze, which was linked to ongoing renovation work of the two single-storey pavilions on the pier’s main boardwalk. “The fire broke out on a trailer between two buildings on...

Eastbourne Pier remains closed after Claremont Hotel inferno

Claremont fire closes Eastbourne Pier
A fire at Abid Gulzar’s former seafront property the Claremont Hotel continues to prevent access to his new operation, Eastbourne Pier, as the ruins of the burned-out building..

And the battle rages on: Hastings Pier architect strikes out at arcade plans

Hastings Pier arcade plan
One of the head architects of the revamped Hastings Pier has said that newly unveiled plans to reintroduce an arcade at the attraction are not in spirit..

Eastbourne Pier extension back on course after delays

Eastbourne Pier, extension, delays, Abid Gulzar
Despite Eastbourne being one of many British seaside resorts hit by recent economic uncertainty, plans for a pier extension are back underway. Owner Abid Gulzar has declared that pleasure cruisers will be docking at the landmark by summer. Eastbourne Pier owner Abid Gulzar has reiterated plans to construct a jetty extension to the landmark edifice, despite plans being delayed since...

Gulzar affirms community commitment with wedding day save

Sheikh Abid Gulzar has once more affirmed his dedication to making Hastings Pier a south coast success story by helping facilitate a last-minute wedding event that had been left limbo since the change of owners. They say that action speaks louder than words and Sheikh Abid Gulzar is proving that in spades in Hastings. Bewilderingly criticised in some quarters, the...

National Piers Society sees positive future for Hastings’ new owner

Hastings Pier
Under new commercial ownership, the National Piers Society believes Hastings Pier is well placed to capitalise on a strong UK tourism economy. he National Piers Society has said that Hastings Pier is set to have a bright future after meeting with the new owner to discuss future plans for the troubled attraction. Chairman Tim Wardley travelled to the south coast resort...

Eastbourne Pier planning decision paves way for more amusements

Eastbourne Pier’s commercial prospects have grown thanks to a change of heart at the council. Now, owner Abid Gulzar is determined to make the pier great again, and insodoing raise the prospects for Eastbourne, the sleeping giant on England’s south coast.   In a surprise but welcome move, plans to replace the Victorian kiosks that were burnt down in the 2014...

Planning rejection scuppers new amusements at Eastbourne Pier

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Plans to replace the Victorian kiosks that were burnt down in the 2014 fire on Eastbourne Pier look set to be rejected by the resort’s council.   The news represents a blow to the prospect of further amusement machines being added to the attraction’s leisure offering. Although owner Sheikh Abid Gulzar said he hadn’t made a final decision on what he would...

No more parties in Eastbourne: Pier owner shuts nightclub

The nightclub at the end of Eastbourne Pier will close its doors after a decision from the pier’s owner.   Sheikh Abid Gulzar made the decision days after announcing “substantial” investment in a new clock tower at the entrance to the pier. Atlantis held its final club night on Wednesday. “We would like to sincerely thank all our loyal customers over the...

Gulzar first out of the blocks in the battle for Hastings Pier

At least one of the two parties who expressed an interest in buying Hastings’ beleaguered pier has thrown his hat into the ring. Eastbourne’s Sheikh Abid Gulzar has made the first move.   The owner of Eastbourne Pier has solidified his intention to mount a bid to buy Hastings Pier after the award-winning attraction was put on the market. Sheikh Abid...

Eastbourne Pier owner reveals frustration over application process

Sheikh Abid Gulzar says a slow moving planning department may prevent him building new kiosks that could house more coin-op before the start of summer. The owner of Eastbourne Pier has urged the resort’s council to speed up the application process that would allow him to add more amusements to the attraction. In December, Sheikh Abid Gulzar submitted a listed...

Gulzar throws his hat into the ring for Hastings Pier ownership

It could be a case of entrepreneur vs entrepreneur in the battle for Hastings Pier, after Sheikh Abid Gulzar joined Brighton’s Luke Johnson on the list of those expressing interest in acquiring it.   The future of Hastings’ troubled pier rests in the hands of those with amusements based interests - with the owner of neighbouring Eastbourne Pier the latest to...

Eastbourne Pier to make further amusements investment in 2018

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If new kiosks get the green light, the owner of Eastbourne Pier has indicated he will probably fill them with more arcade machines.   The owner of Eastbourne Pier has revealed he is likely to be in the market for more coin-op amusement equipment in 2018. It comes after Sheikh Abid Gulzar unveiled new plans to replace the Victorian kiosks that were...

Gulzar calls out council in letter to local press

Sheikh Abid Gulzar, the owner of Eastbourne Pier, has written a letter to the Eastbourne Herald lambasting the local borough council for their lack of support in maintaining and developing his pleasure pier.   “The current plight of Hastings Pier, I hope, makes people in Eastbourne aware just how challenging it is to make a pier work,” starts Gulzar’s letter, in...

Eastbourne seafront set to get its skates on

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The ever controversial owner of Eastbourne Pier has brought plans to the local council for the introduction of both roller and ice skates rinks to the resort town’s seafront.   Sheikh Abid Gulzar says he has met with council bosses relating to a plan to buy land either side of his prized pier landmark to make his roller skates and ice skating...

Gulzar’s gold touch is too much for Eastbourne pier

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The Eastbourne Herald is reporting that pier owner, Abid Gulzar, has found himself in another planning row, this time over frivolous application of gold paint.   The owner had already been granted planning permission to paint two domes in the middle of the seafront landmark to match the other 13, however, planners say the turrets supporting the domes and other roofs...

Game of Piers gears up following Pier of the Year

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With Hastings winning Pier of the Year for 2017 at the start of this month, next year’s competition has already begun for some inspired pier owners.   Next year’s Pier of the Year award is already on the target list for some pier owners, each looking to succeed newly annointed Hastings. While the amusement- less pier won the 2017 edition from...