Amusements firm says Clarence Pier suffers during events

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THE company behind Clarence Pier said it suffers from major events put on during the summer.

Jill Norman, a director at Billy Manning Ltd, said events such as Victorious Festival, held over the weekend, hit its takings as the roads were closed and people are on budgets.

She said: ‘It was a complete and utter disaster, they closed the road down.

‘They need to expand the season, not put them on in peak times of the year. People have only got so much to spend. It’s not just us.’