Time for pier to open up

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Could someone from the council please tell me why South Shields pier is shut more times than its open?

It is shut when it is windy, foggy, raining, sunny.

Does it only open when ​someone​ can be bothered to unlock it​?

​It is no fun coming all the way from Hebburn to find it shut more times than not.

Kevin Connolly

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