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Pier enthusiasts continue talks with owner of historic structure

REGULAR links have been kept between supporters of Bognor Regis Pier and its owner.

 

The officers of the former Bognor Pier Trust continue to work behind the scenes to ensure the future of the seafront landmark is not forgotten. The trust has been renamed as the Bognor Regis

 

Trust to broaden the work it carries out. But the pier remains a focus of its activities.

 

Trust chairman Paul Wells said: “Following the announcement last October by Bognor Regis Pier Leisure Ltd not to pursue the lottery bid route with Bognor Pier Trust, the trust has been maintaining a relationship with the owner (John Ayers) who is undertaking the work he announced last October.”

 

The trust has attended Heritage Lottery Fund workshops on the impact of funding on communities and completed a plan to look at community initiatives for the next three to five years.

 

It has recently held a photographic competition which attracted a large number of entries. The winners have seen their shots turned into postcards and distributed around the town.

 

“The trust has maintained its relationship with all local authorities as a positive voice for Bognor Regis. We are currently involved in delivering a new heritage trail for Bognor Regis. It is planned to feature the pier within the trail,” said Mr Wells.

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