Pier restoration would 'revive' Ramsey

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Restoring the Queen's Pier in Ramsey would be a "catalyst" for the regeneration of the north of the island, according to the vice chairman for Friends of the Pier.

Michele Tramontana wants the structure, which was built in 1886, to be restored to its former glory.

In the April sitting of Tynwald, the Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne will ask for approval to spend £1.8m on stabilising and protecting the pier.

The government says the continued deterioration of the structure is placing the public, vessels and the pier itself at significant risk.

If the money is not approved there will be no other option than demolishing the structure.

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