Update from Shotley Pier

Now we have started taking payments, people are paying online at Crowdfunder, and by post. The enthusiasm and reminiscences about the pier are truly heartwarming.

We have reached  17% of our target which is a bit on the low side at this stage,. Please help us reach more people by forwarding this newsletter and tell your friends and family about the project. The Crowdfunder pages are great to look at.

A big Thank You to Sarah at the Shotley Rose Pub for her warm welcome at our drop in session,  plenty of people came by to say hallo, and most brought their cheque book with them !

Investors pictured here are delighted to be involved, and are looking forward to strolling on the pier once more



Several people have asked about buying shares for children. We cannot issue shares to anyone under 16 due to our constitution, but you can hold them in trust by filling in the relevant form and we will transfer them into the child’s name on their 16th birthday.

Local Foot Ferry operator Chris, has sent us this 1961 Ferry timetable, its close to our hearts because the foot ferry departed from the Pier in those days

The foot ferry of today has been reinstated by Chris to bring the service up to date with journeys from the Shotley Marina pontoon to Harwich and Felixstowe, and there is plenty of YouTube footage to show the trips – Harwich is a matter of minutes by ferry but over an hour by road. Have a look at their website http://www.harwichharbourferry.com/

To give it the full name, “Harwich Harbour Foot and Bicycle Ferry”  is available to have day trips or one way travel, they also do seal watching trips. Chris has added a bike hire service  and can also offer river cruises.

It’s the beginning of Co-ops Fortnight and we get to tell our #coopstories   Here is our first poster, deliberately a bit brash to catch the eye on Twitter


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