Jun 25th, 2014
Save Portsmouth Pier
By Rebecca Falcon
38 Degrees member Leon has started a petition asking Portsmouth council to save South Parade Pier. The iconic pier is steeped in Portsmouth’s history, but the Council’s refusing to make repairs and it’s falling apart.
Here’s what Leon says:
“South Parade Pier has important historical and cultural value. Generations of Portsmouth residents and tourists have walked, danced and gathered on the pier since 1879.
The pier may once again become both a hub for the local community and an asset for the city of Portsmouth – we must act swiftly.”
Here’s what other 38 Degrees members in Portsmouth have been saying about the pier:
Lindsay: “The pier survived two world wars and a fire … don’t let neglect take it”
Beverly: “The History of Portsmouth is known worldwide and South Parade Pier is part of that history and should be restored.”
Shaun: “I feel that a pier helps make a seaside town; that it is part of its history and, if allowed, its future. By helping to save it, we invest in the future of the town and by doing so, make it stronger.”
If you disagree with Leon’s campaign, or there’s another issue close to your heart, you can start your own campaign here.