Following an agreement with South Parade Pier's prospective new owners, Portsmouth City Council will serve a repairs notice to the current owners Fred Nash and Denise Randall.
This compels the current owners to undertake the proper preservation of a building, within a two month timescale.
Donna Jones, Leader of Portsmouth City Council said: "We have listened to the public's concerns and feel they need confidence that the preservation of the pier is underway. A repairs notice will produce a schedule of work, demonstrating what will be done."
Malcolm Belcher, project surveyor said:
A campaign this summer to warn people about the dangers of tombstoning has been hailed a success.
Lots of supporters backed the Safer Portsmouth Partnerships campaign, including Sonny Wells. He jumped off of South Parade Pier in 2008 and was unfortunately paralysed.
He let the campaign use a picture of him in intensive care, to warn others about the dangers of tombstoning.
All secondary schools displayed the poster of Sonny, as well as using video links and social media to get the message across.
Councillor Rod Wood said, "The dispersal order we put in place in May 2013 was to try and ensure that the area stayed safe and pleasant for all age groups."
Organisations who were part of the campaign included:
- Portsmouth City Council's Community Wardens
- CCTV team
- Hampshire Constabulary Police Officers
- MOD Police
- National Coast Watch
- H.M. Coastguard
- Queens Harbour Master
- Royal National Lifeboat Institution
- Hampshire Fire Rescue Service
- Isle of Wight Ferry
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Portsmouth's South Parade Pier in Southsea has failed to sell at auction. The structure was closed earlier this year over safety fears. Bidding at the Aegeas Bowl in Southampton failed to secure a new owner.
A pier that was closed down earlier this year over safety concerns will be sold at auction later.
The South Parade pier at Southsea in Portsmouth needs major investment before it can reopen. The structure dates from the nineteenth century. It will go under the hammer at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
The owner of South Parade Pier will meet with council officers today to discuss the state of the landmark. In a letter to Fred Nash, the council said the structure was dangerous and threatened legal action if continued to see the pier as unsafe.