Decision details

Southend Pier

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet considered a report of Executive Director (Adults and Communities) outlining some significant improvements to the Pier visitor offer to be in place for the 2021 season.




1 That the proposed improvements to the Pier Head visitor offer as set out in the submitted report, be approved


2. That the medium and longer term plans for the Pier, be noted.




3. That £1.2m be included in the capital investment programme to fund the new Pier Head development (Phase 1).


Reasons for Decisions:


A programmed and proactive approach to maintenance and management of the structure will reduce the possibility of unplanned closures and higher costs.  Co-designing the visitor offer with users will increase participation and income opportunities.


Other Options:


Investment is needed to increase the Pier’s visitor appeal. The timing could be extended but this is not recommended as these proposals are already a phased approach.


Note: The decisions in 1 and 2 above constitute an Executive Function. The decision in 3 above constitutes a Council Function.

Eligible for call-in to: Place Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Robinson

Report author: Scott Dolling

Publication date: 06/11/2020

Date of decision: 03/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 03/11/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/11/2020

Accompanying Documents:


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