Dover District Council have approved a major programme of repairs to Deal pier.
The announcement made it to the BBC local news.
In October the Cabinet of Dover District Council considered a report to make long awaited repairs to Deal pier. Unfortunately the proposal only included partial replacement of the seating, which is almost non-existent as most of it rotted away and has been removed.
The Deal Society, together with Deal Councillors Trevor Bond and Wayne Elliott, asked them to consider a full replacement of the seating which might work out more economical than bit-by-bit replacement. The Cabinet asked for a report on the costs of full replacement and at a November meeting agreed to go ahead with all of the works, which include:
- Resurfacing the pier
- Replacing all of the seating
- Repairs to the concrete structure
- Work on the water mains at the end of the pier
We are pleased that the council is committing over half a million pounds to rectify the decay that has taken place on the pier. Their press release is at www.dover.gov.uk/News/Press-Releases/2017/12m-Investment-As-Deal-Pier-Celebrates-Diamond-Anniversary.aspx.