Hope for new RNLI base in Weston-super-Mare

The RNLI says it may have found a new site for their lifeboat station in Weston-super-Mare after moving out of their base on Birnbeck Pier which was unsafe.

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Campaign to save Birnbeck Pier

Birnbeck Pier in Weston-super-Mare has been derelict for 20 years. Credit: ITV News West Country

Campaigners fighting to save Birnbeck Pier in Weston-super-Mare have issued a fresh warning that it's in danger of collapse.

The Victorian structure has been derelict for 20 years and now the Heritage Minister has hinted it may be eligible for lottery money.

A developer who's buying the Grade Two listed pier is in talks with the council about plans for a hotel and apartments.

The Victorian pier is in danger of collapse say campaigners fighting to save the Grade II listed structure. Credit: ITV News West Country

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