Southend Pier is set to get a £300,000 facelift with a new, larger entrance and reception area. The council has submitted an application to demolish the existing amusement arcade, which it owns, to the west of the pier.Those awful cuts, remember? The ones squeezing councils, making them unable to pay for vital services?
Ann Holland, councillor responsible for culture, tourism and the economy, said: “The plans to redesign the entrance to the pier are our way of showing our intentions to improve one of Southend’s most iconic landmarks."...with you suckers', err, I mean council ratepayers' money..."
“By making these improvements, which are part of a continued and multimillion pound investment in the pier, we hope to make the entrance more attractive and appealing to visitors, and develop a sustainable income for years to come.”You have got to be kidding me! What's 'sustainable' about this?