Letter of the Day: Just be pleased our pier’s ‘coming back’

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How interesting to read that the non-court appearance of the owners of South Parade Pier was down to an administrative blunder by the courts (Renewed concerns over pier’s future August 20).

As a resident living very close to the pier I have had the opportunity to watch the works being carried out over the past months and have to say how impressed I have been with the progress.

It’s a sad thing that I’m less impressed by the people who come out of the woodwork at every opportunity to knock the owners who are resurrecting one of Southsea’s last iconic buildings.

I would like to suggest that the likes of Leon Reis should try saying something positive as opposed to his constant negativity regarding the regeneration of the pier and its owners.

Ditch the sour grapes Leon and embrace the fact that the ‘People’s Pier’ is on its way back to its former glory – something we residents should be more than happy with.

Bill Arthur Richardson

Clarence Esplanade, Southsea