Community raises £58,000 needed to buy Shotley Pier

The pier has fallen into disrepair over the years. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A community in Suffolk is to buy its historic Victorian pier after they successfully raised more than £58,000 through a share scheme.

People in Shotley were given the chance to buy their own chunk of the the 122-year-old structure for £25 per share, as well as having a say in how its run.

The money raised will now be matched by a booster fund, taking the figure to £116,000, and renovation work should get underway over the next three years.