HPHA Update 13th August

Walk the Planks and help Save Hythe Pier

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Hythe Pier Heritage Association Update - August 2017

The main purpose of this update is to highlight our event on the pier this coming Saturday 19th August. Hopefully you will have seen posters and flyers already, as well as on Facebook and our web site. This is our first opportunity to hold an event on the pier and we really hope you will come along and join us to demonstrate just how important the pier is to us all and how it is more than just a landing stage for the ferry and in the future we can create a vibrant public place for the whole community to enjoy.

HPHA Walk the Plank

On Saturday we invite you to come along and visit the pier, walk the planks to save the pier, we will have lots of activities both at the entrance and on the pier itself, see the flyer for more details.

Alexis Green from BBC South

The event will open at 10.00am and I am delighted to announce that the BBC South Today journalist and weather presenter Alexis Green will be coming to open the event and show her support for our campaign and I have asked her if she can ensure the sun will be shining all day long!

You will perhaps have seen some pictures and a couple of earlier posts that show our engineering consultants Ramboll undertaking the survey and assessment of the pier that we have commissioned. This is a really important first step to help us understand the condition of the pier and will allow us to begin the process of planning the first major element of the project, to secure the structure. We expect to have the report from the engineers soon and we will meet with them to review and consider the findings.

Hythe Pier Survey by HPHA

Blue Funnel Ferries agreed to support this survey and you will have seen that they kindly provided the boat to allow the inspection of the structure at high water. We will be sharing the findings with Blue Funnel and we are really pleased to be working with them on this project.

Not to much more to say this time as the weather is too good to be sat indoors on my birthday, please support our event on the pier next Saturday, we have a great group of volunteers who are working so hard to create a fun day with something for everyone. Mums and Dads, boys and girls please come along and let's have a great day. Join our Pirate Parade at 10.00am. Try our pop up cafe at the end of the pier, enjoy the entertainment being provided.

With your support we can make a difference
With your support we can save the pier
With your support we can build a better future for the benefit of all
Please show your support and join us on the 19th August

Together We Can.

Peter King
Hythe Pier Heritage Association