The Redcar Pier Association is a newly formed, totally non political group who would like to see a traditional pier in Redcar once more.
We firmly believe that a traditional pier along side the other investments already being made in the town, would not only add more value and attraction to visitors and residents a like, but that it would compliment these improvements, bringing more tourists and trade and demonstrate a new belief and vision for Redcar.
We would like a new pier to appeal to as many groups as possible, a pier that can also provide jobs and business opportunities for local people not just in the summer months but all year round, We would like it to be a place of inspiration to both young and old, a place of culture, Arts, History, Nature, Education and Entertainment – a place to meet old friends or make new ones, a place to remember and come back to.
Obviously we realise that the council hasn’t got a bottomless pit of money and that times are hard, so we have decided that it should be a people’s pier with money raised by local people and through available grants or company sponsorships etc.
As a region we are world famous for our expertise in modern steels, offshore fabrication and our engineering skills – we build oil rigs just up the road at Hartlepool and there is an offshore wind farm currently being built just off Coatham beach! We firmly believe that we have the people in the area with the skills to help us do this.
We believe it should be a pier fit for the 21st Century using modern materials and design to put Redcar back on the map as the place to visit!
We would like local communities, children, schools, colleges and universities to also get involved.
We would also like you to consider the following, The Angel of the North, The Tyne Bridge, The Forth Bridge, Birmingham Bullring, Canary Wharf Tower, The Thames Flood Barrier, The London Olympic Stadium, The Sydney Harbour Bridge and so on…
All these world famous iconic landmarks owe their existence and are a testament to the steel, skills and expertise of the men and women of Teesside and it is our belief that we should have our own landmark here. It would be the first new pier built in the UK since 1957 and as a region using our combined skills and strengths we believe we can make it happen.
September 29, 2013 - We are growing!!
Just a couple of updates…..We are now in the final stages of being a Companyand we have a world famous author as a new supporting member taking our tally to 555 members….will keep you informed, watch this space!
June 14, 2013 - June 29th 2013 Grand Ceilidh, Tuned In,Redcar
On the 29th June 2013, the Management team of the Redcar Pier Association are holding a Grand Ceilidh at the new Tuned In building on Majuba Road,opposite the Coatham Bowl. We have the Cleveland Bays Ceilidh Band, plus pie and peas,licensed bar and raffle. Doors open 6.30pm .Tickets for the event are £10 and are
April 3, 2013 - Redcar High Street Thursday 4th April 2013
Come and meet part of the team behind the Redcar Pier Association. We will be on the High Street with our stall promoting our belief that Redcar should have a real pier. Come and show your support by either becoming a member at £10 per year and/or by pledging your support for a REAL PIER.
March 27, 2012 - We NEED you!
In order for us to gain charity status we need to be bringing in £5000 per annum. At present we have 535 members that have paid at least £10 membership fee. We need 500 members at £10 per member (or donations to bring us to that figure) to achieve our first major step towards achieving our