Adam Taylor from Medway Council says “Apologies for the long delay regarding Rochester Pier, I’m pleased to announce the electrics are finally fixed and the access gate works correctly, so the pier is open to day moorers again. “
Adam Taylor of Medway Council tells us that he is sorting out Rochester Pier’s electrics. Part of this involves inspecting the underside of the pier. Adam asks if there is someone with a small enough boat to help two contractors to survey underneath the pier. If any volunteers could contact Adam directly he’ll organise a time and date.
UPDATE 14.1.2019: work starts today on Rochester Pier electrics which will take up to 2 weeks to fix, in the meantime the pier remains closed including the upper section which has been open to the public. Hopefully we’ll find the fault and get it fixed once and for all.
Adam Taylor | Rivers & Paths Manager | www.medway.gov.uk/ | 01634333333 | Medway Council Dock Road Chatham Kent ME4 4TR
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A grey and orange vessel is moored on Rochester Pier without authorisation, the council have served a notice which expires on Thursday 15 November.
If the owner does not move the vessel off the pier, the council will seize the boat and sell it. If anyone knows who the owner is, please ask them to contact Medway Council as soon as possible to remove the boat from Rochester Pier.
UPDATE 14 Nov: The boat has now gone to Strood riverside but the mystery remains unsolved!
Adam Taylor of Medway Council announces, with regret, they have had to temporalily close Rochester Pier owing to safety issues with railings on the top section of the pier. The Council is working on solutions and will update us as soon as they know more.
Adam Taylor from Medway Council is looking for volunteers to recover life rings which have been caught under both piers, the life rings cost over £55+ and he’d really like to get some back. Please contact Adam at email@example.com if you can help.
Marion Phillips from Medway Council advises that Rochester Pier will be temporarily closed from 1pm on the following two dates for fireworks displays:
- · Saturday 14 July – Last night of the Proms
- · Friday 20 July – Medway Mile
The events organiser has given assurances that the pier will be properly cleared of debris after both events.
Verne Sanderson advises us that the Medway River Festival wash-up (and planning for 2019) for the river community groups is on Tuesday 24 July at 12pm at the Brook Theatre. It would be helpful if you could please confirm attendance or otherwise. Phone Verne on 01634 338302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org