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Hastings Pier set to re-open in March 2016

Hastings Pier is set to re-open in March next year - it has just been announced.

Storms in February delayed the renovation plans but Monday 21st March 2016 has been set as the official date.

Hastings pier set to re-open in March 2016

Hastings Pier is set to re-open in March next year - it has just been announced.

Storms in February delayed the renovation plans but Monday 21st March 2016 has been set as the official date.

Completion is expected around October this year after storm delays to the build schedule Credit: Hastings Pier Charity

More than £14m were spent on improving the pier, with more than 3000 people working on the coastal landmark and the help of £11.4m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

However, people won't have to wait long to see the pier as events are being planned before it officially opens.

There will be Christmas pop-up attractions, including a Christmas fair and possibly a skating rink, as owners are keen to get the pier being used as soon as possible.

“2016 was always going to be a big year for Hastings, this now gives residents and visitors alike another chance to celebrate as 2016 will be 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.

– Kevin Boorman, Head of Marketing at Hastings Borough Council

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