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Been down earlier today, had an hour of fishing when I spotted couple of bods with hi-viz clothing trying to get the attention of myself and the 3 lads fishing. Both of them turned out to be security men working for P.D. Ports, they had a female P.C.S.O. with them. Asked us all to leave, notifying us that they were pretty sure that the new gates would be locked and would remain so.
Looks like the pier is closed for good, i've mentioned this today to a friend who is a parish councillor, asking why no money can be spent repairing it!!!
I've seen money spent on replacing promenade railings year in and year out, the removal of a supposedly dangerous bridge in the paddling pool, seashell seats and nice blue lights fitted from the Block Sands to the Fish Sands, plaques depicting the Heritage Trail, nice new garden area's landscaped near my old house on Marine Drive and watched year after year the Heugh fall further and further into dis-repair.
Think that the fishing communities that use the piers need to raise their voices to try to stop the closure, and get some repairs done to make our sport safer.
 

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Lifted from another forum but apparently there is a petition to sign in the Headland tackle shop.

For all those who say it won't make a difference, or that there is no point writing to the local councillors last year Worthing council threatened to close the pier there to fishing. The local lads got organised and the result was the council backed down.

see this thread and this thread for details of what they did to save fishing on their pier :rtfm:
 

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Just checked Middleton on webcam theres people on it fishing so i'm guessing it hasn't had a new gate put up !!! yeapee !!!
 

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Just checked Middleton on webcam theres people on it fishing so i'm guessing it hasn't had a new gate put up !!! yeapee !!!
Yea right. Cant imagine too many mourning the closure of that one, it wil come though as it is a disgusting health hazzard with Rats running about as big as Cats. Not a good fishing mark unless big seas come into the bay from the S/E, then it can be great.
 
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