‘The people’s pier’ – how its friends plan to keep our pier in the control of the community


When it was announced that Hastings Pier was being put up for sale ‘Friends of Hastings Pier’ (FOHP) was rebooted at meeting in February with the goal of ensuring the survival of the pier and ensuring that its future lay in community control.

The administrators of the pier, GVA, forced the pace by announcing that anyone with an interest in acquiring the pier had to submit a business plan by last Thursday. It meant that FOHP had to get that document lodged before its planned public meeting which is scheduled to go ahead on Monday night at 7.30 in the White Rock Theatre.

FOHP still need a big turnout at Monday’s meting and have asked that anyone who cannot make the meeting but supports the aims and objectives of the group should email their support to FriendsOfHastingsPier@gmail.com .

In advance of its meeting FOHP has made public the suite of documents that it has submitted to the administrators in support of its bid to be considered a serious contender for the acquisition of Hastings Pier.

Here we bring you the key documents: The letter sent to the administrators and the business plan that has been devised by FOHP.

Just click on the links below to take you through to the full document that was submitted to administrators last Thursday.

FOHP covering letter

Pier Business Plan

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Help shape the future of the pier… If you can’t make Monday’s meeting email your support



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