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Seaside piers 'at risk of decay'

Some of Britain's oldest seaside piers are at risk from rising maintenance and insurance costs, campaigners have said.

Some of Britain's oldest seaside piers are at risk from rising maintenance and insurance costs, campaigners have said.

Trade association Co-operatives UK said too many piers were "trapped in a cycle of neglectful ownership with only periodic attempts at conservation".

Most could be better run by local people, social enterprises or charities, it said.

Tom Esslemont reports.

  • 26 Aug
  • From the section UK