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Worthing pier closed due to strong winds

The Argus: Worthing pier closed due to strong winds Worthing pier closed due to strong winds

Worthing pier has been closed because of strong winds.

Worthing Borough Council said: "Due to strong winds, Worthing pier has been closed to ensure public safety. Beach office team will monitor and re-open when safe to do so."

According to the Met Office, winds of up to 50mph have been recorded across the south coast today - including in Worthing and Brighton.

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2:13pm Sat 10 May 14

FatherTed11 says...

Isn't this a bit over the top?
Isn't this a bit over the top? FatherTed11
  • Score: 3

5:42pm Sat 10 May 14

BlackRocker says...

FatherTed11 wrote:
Isn't this a bit over the top?
Elf 'n' safety innit?
[quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: Isn't this a bit over the top?[/p][/quote]Elf 'n' safety innit? BlackRocker
  • Score: 4

5:42pm Sat 10 May 14

BlackRocker says...

In my young day it was called 'bracing'.
In my young day it was called 'bracing'. BlackRocker
  • Score: 11

10:29pm Sat 10 May 14

SimonS says...

BlackRocker wrote:
In my young day it was called 'bracing'.
I think it's called 'bracing' nowadays too. Seems a bit OTT by Worthing Council, Eastbourne Pier was open today and I assume Brighton was today.
[quote][p][bold]BlackRocker[/bold] wrote: In my young day it was called 'bracing'.[/p][/quote]I think it's called 'bracing' nowadays too. Seems a bit OTT by Worthing Council, Eastbourne Pier was open today and I assume Brighton was today. SimonS
  • Score: 2

2:20am Sun 11 May 14

Mr chock says...

BlackRocker wrote:
FatherTed11 wrote:
Isn't this a bit over the top?
Elf 'n' safety innit?
there very old buildings " structures " now i wonder if they worry they will just go falling over ...
[quote][p][bold]BlackRocker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: Isn't this a bit over the top?[/p][/quote]Elf 'n' safety innit?[/p][/quote]there very old buildings " structures " now i wonder if they worry they will just go falling over ... Mr chock
  • Score: 0

9:18am Sun 11 May 14

saveHOVE says...

Meanwhile here in Brighton & Hove, thecouncil are set to sign a contract this month with marks barfield that will allow the i360 to be built on the seafront close to the Metropole and Grand Hotels.

The council intend to borrow £36.2m from the Public Works Loan Board to lend to this firm so they can build it as no private investors will touch it.

On the marks barfield website you can read that an engineering article from 2012 indicating that if winds gust to 44mph the i360 would not run and that it would be built to withstand a few seconds at 110mph. Not reassuring to me.

But BHCC is happy to bankroll getting it built. Should the hordes fail to stampede to the coast to go up this lift to a view, taxpayers will be lumbered with repayment of the £36.m AND end up owning this white elephant that, in theory, could fall in a hurricane and demolish the Metropole Hotel if its a westerly wind poking it at 110mph for more than a few seconds.

Best not to borrow. Best not to lend. Best not to build it at all.

Please sign the petition asking the PWLB not to lend BHCC this money to lend on. Go to:

tinyurl.com/o9t76xh to sign the petition.
Meanwhile here in Brighton & Hove, thecouncil are set to sign a contract this month with marks barfield that will allow the i360 to be built on the seafront close to the Metropole and Grand Hotels. The council intend to borrow £36.2m from the Public Works Loan Board to lend to this firm so they can build it as no private investors will touch it. On the marks barfield website you can read that an engineering article from 2012 indicating that if winds gust to 44mph the i360 would not run and that it would be built to withstand a few seconds at 110mph. Not reassuring to me. But BHCC is happy to bankroll getting it built. Should the hordes fail to stampede to the coast to go up this lift to a view, taxpayers will be lumbered with repayment of the £36.m AND end up owning this white elephant that, in theory, could fall in a hurricane and demolish the Metropole Hotel if its a westerly wind poking it at 110mph for more than a few seconds. Best not to borrow. Best not to lend. Best not to build it at all. Please sign the petition asking the PWLB not to lend BHCC this money to lend on. Go to: tinyurl.com/o9t76xh to sign the petition. saveHOVE
  • Score: 5

4:53pm Sun 11 May 14

davidbrianjones says...

People originally though the London Eye would pose an enormous danger to London and everyone was probably going to die and London would go bankrupt.

As it happened, the Exe became an ENORMOUS success. The most popular attraction in The United Kingdom with an admission fee (true!).

I hope the Brighton Tower (with the same designers behind it as the london Eye) will be a huge success as well. Lets give it a chance!
People originally though the London Eye would pose an enormous danger to London and everyone was probably going to die and London would go bankrupt. As it happened, the Exe became an ENORMOUS success. The most popular attraction in The United Kingdom with an admission fee (true!). I hope the Brighton Tower (with the same designers behind it as the london Eye) will be a huge success as well. Lets give it a chance! davidbrianjones
  • Score: -2

4:56pm Sun 11 May 14

davidbrianjones says...

I personally think that anyone who signs the petition is a bit of a Willy Wonka!
I personally think that anyone who signs the petition is a bit of a Willy Wonka! davidbrianjones
  • Score: -2

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