Presence on pier for its supporters

C140947-1 Bog Kiosk  phot kate''Pier Trust Chairman Nick Stuart Nicolson with the proposed building to be used for the kiosk, right.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140947-1 SUS-140810-110415004
C140947-1 Bog Kiosk phot kate''Pier Trust Chairman Nick Stuart Nicolson with the proposed building to be used for the kiosk, right.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140947-1 SUS-140810-110415004
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SUPPORTERS of Bognor Regis’ pier will have a presence on it

The Bognor Pier Trust have been allowed to use the space on the seafront landmark to help them with their activities.

The former storage area is set to be converted into a kiosk which could be used for meetings and to allow trust members to meet members of the public.

The trust’s chairman Nick Stuart-Nicolson said: “This is an exciting opportunity for the trust.

“It will enable us to meet the public, perhaps hold out meetings there and to have a presence on the structure is very positive that the trust will have a presence on the structure.”

The good news was revealed at the first meeting of the Bognor Pier Trust held last Friday.

Trust member Paul Wells said: “We have some exciting news the pier’s owner John Ayres has agreed that the trust can have a presence on the pier.

“It will involve us turning one of his wooden store into something that can be used for the trust. We hope to be able to make it into some sort of attraction or centre for the pier.”

Mr Wells said it was hoped the new kiosk would be up and running next year in time for the celebration of the pier’s 150th year.

The meeting, which took place in the Regis Centre, was a chance for the trust to update members of the Friends of Bognor Regis Pier on its progress and take any questions.

Anthony Mills from the National Pier Society said: “The society is right behind you and what the trust is trying to do for Bognor Regis’ pier.

“It is extremely exciting what you are hoping to do and the society fully supports that.

“I do hope that partnership working between the trust and the pier’s present owner will see plans come to fruition.

“The trust have made an excellent start and long may that continue.”