7 May 2014

Temporary reopening for pier

A favourite family attraction is reopening for the spring and summer months

Restoration work has halted at Mumbles pier to allow visitors to see how things are coming along.

Pier owner John Bollom told Swansea Life, “Work is continuing but we’ve temporarily opened up to let people see the marvellous new RNLI boathouse.

He explained that safety and insurance restrictions mean that visitors will only be able to walk along the centre section. Access is free but numbers will be limited to a maximum of 200 people at any one time.

“We will also be issuing up to 20 daily permits for the new sea-angling platforms alongside the boathouse”, added Mr Bollom

Work on restoring the remaining pier section has been delayed but is expected to resume in the autumn once technical issues have been resolved.

“In the meantime", said Mr Bollom, "we decided to reopen for a brief period to show good faith with the RNLI and the people of Mumbles & Swansea who have backed the restoration project over the last six years”.