Clevedon Pier has been named Pier of the Year 2021, in what its chairman has described as a ‘perfect tribute’ to all those who helped it to meet the challenges of the pandemic.
The historic North Somerset attraction, which is the only Grade 1 listed pier in the country, was awarded the accolade by the National Piers Society (NPS) in recognition of its community value and the solutions staff and volunteers came up with so it could reopen safely when lockdown restrictions were eased. These included lining the full length of the deck with attractive flower displays to create a one way route which was augmented by traffic lights and a lollipop system.
National Piers Society chairman Tim Wardley said: “Congratulations to Clevedon Pier. Always enterprising and finding ways of adapting to the economic challenges of the Covid pandemic. A worthy winner.”
Clevedon Pier is the only pier to have won the Pier of the Year award three times, having previously been named Pier of the Year in 1999 and 2013.