Cromer pier gearing up for re-launch after storm damage repairs

PUBLISHED: 14:18 28 January 2015 | UPDATED: 16:15 28 January 2015

Cromer prom and pier box office damage. Picture: RICHARD BATSON

Cromer prom and pier box office damage. Picture: RICHARD BATSON


Cromer Pier is gearing up to reopening its revamped box office, restaurant at Easter after they were badly damaged by the December 2013 sea surge.

Cromer prom and pier box office damage. Picture: RICHARD BATSONCromer prom and pier box office damage. Picture: RICHARD BATSON

Marketing and sales manager Jo Artherton said contractors were close to finishing off the structural work - and the venue was also looking to recruit a new team of “customer service assistants” for the coming season.

The new jobs were part of the re-launch of the pier and would work in all areas of the business - bar, gift shop, restaurant and kiosks.

It would ensure a “consistent and flexible approach to welcoming visitors to the pier.”

They were looking for “positive, friendly and versatile” people to give a good first impression and provide excellent customer service.

Staff were now deciding on furnishings, colour schemes and how the different areas will look in the repaired buildings.

Miss Atherton praised the team for working in difficult temporary locations including dressing rooms, a portable building, without storage or equipment – most of which got washed away in the storm and were “very excited to see the light at the end of the tunnel”.

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  • That Cromer Pier is loved by the thousands who enjoy walking or fishing from it is undoubted. In addition the end of the pier show is fantastic and well patronised. However, the costs of its upkeep and repair are huge. Where is the justification for spending such huge sums of money on the pier when so many other more vital services are being pruned or dispensed with? Does the money generated by tourists coming specifically to see the pier or use the end of pier theatre cover or justify its upkeep? Perhaps it's time to revisit if North Norfolk really can afford the luxury of its pier?

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