Party on the Prom to celebrate pier

Hastings pier
Hastings pier

A PARTY on the prom is being held next week to generate interest in the fight to save Hastings Pier.

The Hastings Pier and White Rock Trust has organised the bash for Saturday, March 12 and it will include a host of stalls, musicians, poets and entertainers.

Running from 10am until 4pm, the event will take place between the pier and the former ice rink on the seafront at White Rock - and organisers are hoping more people will get involved.

The date has been chosen to coincide with British Tourism Week and seaside communities across the UK will be holding similar events on their piers.

However, because Hastings Pier remains closed to the public, the community trust decided the town should not miss out and that it would be a perfect way of raising the group’s profile.

Local businesses can get involved, with 10ft pitches available for the day for £25, and charities and community groups can also join in for just £5.

And, any musicians who fancy taking to the stage to help the trust’s bid to return the pier to its former glories, are encouraged to get in touch by emailing info@hpwrt.co.uk.

A spokesman for the group said: “We have been very lucky and have lots of local talent lined up to entertain people so anyone who fancies listening to some of the best talent in the town then the prom is the place to be.”

The music will run from noon until 3pm, alongside a raffle and tombola. And, for anyone interested in seeing how the pier restoration bid is coming along, there will also be the chance to meet the London-based architects who have been chosen to redesign the Victorian structure in the event of a successful compulsory purchase order.