Clevedon Pier shortlisted for Historic England award

PUBLISHED: 08:43 24 August 2016 | UPDATED: 08:43 24 August 2016

Trustees and volunteers at Clevedon Pier which has been shortlisted for an award.

Trustees and volunteers at Clevedon Pier which has been shortlisted for an award.

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Clevedon Pier has been nominated for an award - and it needs the public's help to scoop the main prize.

The Victorian landmark is one of four to be shortlisted for the best community action project in Historic England’s Angel Awards.

Founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber and supported by his foundation, the awards celebrate the efforts of individuals and community groups who work hard to save derelict or damaged historic landmarks and help bring them back to life.

Clevedon Pier will be up against a chapel, museum and archeological dig and will discover if it has won at an awards night in London on October 31.

The pier has made the final four after impressing Historic England with its community share scheme. More than 1,100 shareholders signed up, raising £250,000.

The money has allowed Clevedon Pier’s trustees to increase the number of attractions at the site, with a new visitor centre one of the more eye-catching alterations.

Its chairman, Simon Talbot-Ponsonby, told the Times it was an honour to be nominated and he urged people to cast their votes to hopefully ensure the pier wins the award.

Mr Talbot-Ponsonby added: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award which reflects the amount of work and support that has been put into this project by the local community which has culminated in this fantastic new facility and exhibition which greatly enhances our visitors experience when visiting the pier.”

The best community action project is a new category within the Angel Awards and to vote, log on to www.historicengland.org.uk/angelawards

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