Category Archives: South Parade Pier

South Parade Pier Repairs Order Issued

Portsmouth City Council announced a few weeks ago that the owners of South Parade Pier, Fred Nash and Dawn Randall, would be served with a repairs order for what The News accurately described as “the derelict attraction”. After years of … Continue reading

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South Parade Pier Sale – Dead or “Just Sleeping”?

We are now almost exactly six months on from the first claims made by the parties involved that South Parade Pier had been sold.  It still hasn’t, if you check the Land Registry.  The claims have been repeated at intervals, … Continue reading

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South Parade Pier 15/8/14

Rather than keep flooding this blog with pictures of “that bit of cross bracing that’s still hanging on by one bolt at one end” taken from four different angles, I’ve got a Tumblr page to dump the pictures in.  Tumblr’s … Continue reading

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A Monday Miscellany

Pier Farce, Part 94 The News have got a daft story about South Parade Pier having “new owners”. The News always call them that, at some cost to the paper’s credibility, because the consortium doesn’t own the Pier yet and … Continue reading

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“Great Wall of Southsea” FoI Request Response

The basement of South Parade Pier is continuing to flood, and water from it is still leaking out into the beach.  The would-be new owners and the still-hanging-on ones seem unable to get to grips with the situation. In the … Continue reading

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Yet More Pier Photos

I posted a Youtube video yesterday showing the unlikely combination of a fire alarm going off while the Pier basement is flooding: This morning, the water is still flowing and saturating the beach for a good distance away from the … Continue reading

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South Parade Pier Sold?

This isn’t going to be a long post, because it still isn’t clear exactly what the facts are.  I’ll post updates at the top as with past blogs if new facts emerge.  As usual, the Civic Offices are a rather … Continue reading

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South Parade Pier Storm Damage 7/2/14

Update 9/2/14: The Pier has had another 48 hours of battering since this post, and Nick Moore (@backinpompey on Twitter) has tweeted some good pictures of the damage to the corner where the concrete deck has fallen away and the … Continue reading

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South Parade Pier update – FoI response from Hampshire Fire & Rescue

The news about South Parade Pier has been getting a bit better lately.  It’s been confirmed that the South Parade Trust and the Pier’s owners are in discussion about a change of ownership.  Despite the battering waves and driving wind, … Continue reading

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South Parade Trust Launch Party 21/11/13

UPDATE 23/11/13: I had a wander down to the Pier earlier, it’s a gorgeous morning in Pompey and I had to ask myself “how much would the Pier take today if it was open and it had a cafe or … Continue reading

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