Published: 10:29, 27 August 2021
| Updated: 10:37, 27 August 2021
Deal Pier's has re-opened for anglers after repairs.
Dover District Council, which owns the pier, has completed more £63,000 worth of work to the lower deck following tidal surges and storm damage last year.
Comprehensive works has been undertaken to make the lower deck more resilient to damage from the English Channel during violent weather.
The pier’s concrete structure has been strengthened, and sections of damaged timber decking have been replaced with steel mesh through which high tides can flow. Handrails have also been replaced.
The works were undertaken by contractors Aesir Construction from Eythorne.
Roger Walton, DDC's strategic director, said: “Angling remains the nation’s top pastime and Deal Pier is one of the most popular local fishing venues. Since 2018, we’ve invested more than £1 million in Deal Pier, including the opening of Deal Pier Kitchen.
For more information on fishing from Deal Pier, see the leisure, culture and tourism section of the Dover District Council website.